Apr 9, 2014

Home Whitening with Colgate Optic White

So spring is here and summer will be here before you know it. Do you want to whiten your teeth for those brighter days that lay ahead? Well, I came across a great and effective home whitening product that I've been using for the past couple of weeks, and I have to share it with all of you. 

Now, let me start by saying that an in-office whitening procedure is hands down always the best in regards to timing and results. If you want to achieve fast, efficient, and longer lasting results, than I recommend you consult a dentist about their in-office whitening. Having said this, if for whatever reason you still can not go and get your teeth professionally whitened, don't worry, there are some good over-the-counter (OTC) products that can give you a brighter smile at a very affordable price. 

Colgate's Optic White -toothbrush plus built-in whitening pen is one of those OTC home whitening products that gives great results without putting a big dent in your pocket. I must say, at first I was a little reluctant to try it because I'm always nervous about getting tooth sensitivity, and a lot of OTC home whitening products tend to do this. I started using this product for the last few weeks and have not had any negative side effects with it. Therefore, I would highly recommend it to those that are looking for an affordable and convenient way of whitening their teeth at home. I give it two thumbs up in my book! 

* Easy-to-Use
* Affordable (about $14) 
* Pretty quick results (3 days for me) 
* Little to No Tooth Sensitivity

Instructions on how I used it: 
1. Brush in the morning after you've had breakfast for 2 minutes with Colgate's Optic White tooth paste in a soft circular motion.
2. Rinse vigorously for 1 minute with Colgate's Optic White Whiteseal rinse.

3. Apply a thin layer of the whitening paste from the built-in pen to the front of your upper and lower teeth. (Tip: I did one twist for the upper teeth and one twist for the lower teeth, and I did not use it on my molars because I do not show those teeth when I smile, but you can if you want). 

4. Spit out any of the excess whitening paste that may have rubbed off onto your tongue and lips. 

5. Do not eat/drink for 30 minutes.

6. Repeat this process at night before going to bed. (Tip: For best results you should do this 2 times a day). 

You can get this wonderful product at Target, Walmart, CVS, and I've seen it online on certain websites, although I do recommend buying it from a store, because the chemicals/ingredients may change through the packaging, handling, and shipping process. 

Well if you decide to give it a try, please let me know what you think, or if you have any questions just post them below.



  1. Super awesome review! More people need to be aware of the products they can use for dental health.

    1. Thanks love! I'll keep posting about anything I come across to keep as many people informed. <3