GO SMiLE's Smile Whitening System is my new favorite way to make sure my teeth stay pearly white. It's super easy to use - it comes with 14 ampoules filled with the whitening serum in a cute little box. Twice a day (once in the morning and once at night) you take one of the ampoules, flip it around in its container, squeeze until the tube inside pops, then use the tip of the ampoule to apply the solution directly to your teeth. This also means that (unlike whitening strips) you can make sure you get the solution exactly where you want it on each tooth. (I do like whitening strips, but the one thing that always bothered me about them is the way they're hard to put on correctly and how they shift in your mouth when you're using them. There's none of that with the ampoules). Once you apply the serum, that's basically it. You're done. All you have to do is not rinse, eat or drink for 20 minutes while it works, but that's not exactly a hardship. What's great about this system too is that there aren't any strips to discard. You know how the commercials for tooth whitening things always say, "You can use them anytime! Even when you're sitting in traffic!" While that's technically true, the few times that I did that, all I could think was, "I really hope I don't get in a car accident while I'm wearing these. How embarrassing would that be?" (Apparently, Crest White Strips are my version of dirty underwear). But with GO SMiLE, you really can use it and immediately carry on a conversation with someone else without them even knowing. Genius!
Also great? It really works. It only takes a week to complete the system and it definitely brightened and whitened my teeth. It's hard for me to say how many shades of a difference it was because my teeth were already pretty white to begin with, but everyone can use a little touch up now and then and if it had that effect on mine, I can only imagine how much it would help those people who were a little more, uh, tooth color-challenged. (Is that the politically correct term?) And at only $89, it's WAY cheaper than going to get them done professionally. Definitely an investment worth making if you find yourself wanting to lighten up your smile.
To learn more about the products, check out GoSmile.com.