The more you smile, the whiter your teeth get! • it's a Sher thing
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The more you smile, the whiter your teeth get!

As part of my quest for better oral hygiene and a more beautiful smile, I have been looking at ways to make my teeth a little bit brighter. Celebrities have white teeth, my friends have white teeth, even my cousins’ teacher has super white teeth. So, when BlanX contacted me to try out their white shock treatment, I quickly jumped at the opportunity to do so. I’ve been smiling ever since!

I don’t smoke but I do drink coffee pretty much intravenously, I mean I work in PR. How else would I survive? I have sensitive teeth and my teeth have a yellowish tinge to them as I’ve brushed off most of the enamel from brushing too hard for years. Teeth whitening at the dentist can cost anywhere from R 5 000 up and I’ve heard it’s extremely painful, so I’ve been exploring more affordable teeth whitening options that you can do at home.

I’ve tried home whitening kits which use peroxide for the whitening effect and they tended to cause sensitivity to my teeth, which I obviously didn’t enjoy and so I stopped using these treatments. I have also tried a whole bunch of whitening toothpaste and mouthwash on the market but most of them unfortunately don’t show any visible whitening results.

Whitening your teeth is as easy as smiling now! BlanX White Shock Toothpaste is an incredibly smart and safe paste that will whiten your teeth every time you smile. Yip, you read that right. It whitens your teeth every time you smile. The toothpaste contains a natural formula that is activated by sunlight or artificial light making your smile, the only effort required to whiten your teeth. This is how you know, we are living in 2018! This is just the kind of instant gratification that millennials like myself are looking for.

The innovative toothpaste contains the Actilux® formulation which is activated through UV rays in normal sunlight. This is a natural process and does not contain bleaching agents which are harmful to enamel. Should you want a quicker effect, BlanX White Shock toothpaste has a LED bite option which is an accelerator and is designed to boost the effect of the Actilux® formula. This treatment contains a more concentrated ActiluX® formula which uses light to whiten teeth.

The toothpaste is recommended as a daily use replacement as it removes bacteria that causes plaque and tooth decay as well as prevents cavities, gingivitis and halitosis. The Actilux® reaction attacks the bacteria, allowing you to feel more confident about your breath and your smile. The great news is that the Actilux® placed onto your teeth remains active throughout the day, allowing BlanX White Shock Toothpaste to naturally whiten your teeth.  The BlanX white shock treatment retails for about R270 at Clicks, while the tooth paste retails for about R 70 a box.

This treatment is great to use for a girl’s night in, I put on a hair mask, a face mask and then I apply the toothpaste and place the LED light into my mouth while I relax for 10 minutes to get the full whitening treatment. The LED light is so comfortable to use as you just place it in front of your teeth under your lips and let it work its magic! I love the minty taste of the toothpaste which always leaves my mouth feeling clean and refreshed. The White Shock doesn’t cause any sensitivity to my teeth and my teeth seem brighter after each use.

“BlanX White Shock Toothpaste is ideal for those who don’t want to use harsh bleaching chemicals or undergo expensive treatments. It is safe to use daily and easy on the gums – making smiling the best choice for whiter teeth, through the power of light” says Jason Frichol, ACDOCO SA’s Managing Director.

I used the white shock treatment once, two weeks ago and, I do find that my teeth are brighter and not so yellowish. But don’t expect extreme whitening effects like those that you get from whitening procedures at your dentist. You’re not going to get those Hollywood white teeth after a few weeks of using this product. You must be consistent in using the treatment at home. This is a great alternative for people who are looking for an affordable way to whiten their teeth at home. Overall, I’ve been happy with the BlanX White Shock treatment and I will be using it again.

 

Have you tried any of these new BlanX White Shock products? What did you think of them?

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Tamryn Sher
tamrynsher@gmail.com
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