For as long as I can remember, I have been doing everything in my power to have the whitest, brightest teeth. Short of dropping a few thousand on a mouthful of veneers, I’ve been using home and salon treatments to intensify the shade of my pearly whites. From using Crest Vivid White Whitening Strips – seriously, the worst thing I’ve ever put in my mouth, to the salon UV light whitening treatments, they have all contributed to two things. The first is of course white teeth but the second is the most horrendous sensitivity known to man. I’ve been trying out the Whitewash Nano Tooth Sensitivity Kit, and I have wanted to give this a really thorough trial before sharing my thoughts and feelings. If a product is promising something that will have a massive effect on so many people, I really felt that I needed to try this out until I had finished every last bit of the serum.
I was kindly sent the Whitewash Nano Tooth Sensitivity Kit which can be found on their own website, as well as some deluxe samples of their Whitening Toothpaste, Floss and Mouthwash. Within the Tooth Sensitivity Kit, a serum and mouth guard are the two simple items that you need to start your teeth on the journey to being less sensitive. I’ve actually been using my own custom mouth guard that I had made when I was using the Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening products. I must add here, that although I was using a strong whitening gel with Smile Brilliant, and a Desensitising Gel was provided, it was very rare that I used the Desensitising gel as I didn’t feel like I needed to. What I have found in the future is that my teeth are a heck of a lot more sensitive now, which I can only put down to using whitening products especially those with the UV lamps to whiten as they are known to soften the enamel in order for the bleach to penetrate. In terms of sensitivity, I’d say that my discomfort levels were around an 8 out of 10 when eating frozen foods such as ice cream and around a 4 out of 10 with hot drinks.
The Whitewash Nano Sensitivity system has been designed to prevent sensitivity as well as reduce it whilst remineralising the enamel on the teeth with the patented hydroxyapatite ingredient. Hydroxyapatite is the main component of tooth enamel so it makes a lot of sense. Inside the kit, there are instructions to shape the mouth tray to fit, or like myself you can use a custom made tray. The serum is to be used after your brushing routine, and you quite simply squeeze some of the serum into your mouth tray, insert it into your mouth and leave for five minutes. As with wearing any mouth tray, you do get a bit of dribble but it’s perfectly normal. The only thing I found to be quite weird was the need to rinse my mouth after use but any excess needs to spat out and rinsing to be avoided for at least thirty minutes. It is better to do this before bed in this case. You can also rub the serum onto an individual tooth instead of wearing the mouth tray and again do not rinse for 30 minutes.
It’s been just short of four weeks that I have been using the serum for and I have literally just come to the end of the tube. As I have been using the sample of whitening toothpaste as well, it has been quite welcome to have the security of a sensitivity serum. For the first two weeks, I couldn’t tell any difference whatsoever which is why I wanted to use it for a decent length of time. Cold drinks and food still tingled on my back teeth, so I started to add an additional bit of serum to the teeth that I was having issues with. Hot drinks weren’t so much a problem as I don’t really drink them when they’re boiling hiot, but on the odd occasion I’ve had a too hot coffee, I started to notice that the tingle wasn’t there.
Fast forward another week and I decided to treat myself to a big tub of Ben and Jerry’s. A terrible idea when you have sensitive teeth but I didn’t even think about the fact my teeth were sensitive because I couldn’t feel anything. I’m quite amazed as I do think it’s down to the extra serum I’m using on the overly sensitive teeth. Now, I’m not going to say that my sensitivity has been cured completely as it hasn’t, but what Whitewash Nano has done has started a journey of protecting my teeth from the initial zap of sensitivity and calmed it down an awful lot. I’ve also noticed that the staining that I had on one of my teeth has lifted quite well whilst I’ve been using the toothpaste, and that the enamel seems to look a bit more healthy.
It’s going to be a long process to get those perfectly white, straight teeth that people crave but if you can help things along from the comfort of your own home, then I’m all for that. Plus, if it means that I can have ice cream without worry, then I’m one happy girl.
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