For the last two weeks, I have been using White Glo whitening toothpaste night and day (so I guess like any normal toothpaste really…)
I first stumbled across an ad for the toothpaste in Elle magazine, right at the back. You know when you’re done reading so you read ALL the adverts? Yeah. That. Weirdly, unlike the adverts for average looking jewellery and magic weight loss aids, the brand really caught my attention and I immediately set to work googling reviews and suppliers. I picked up the formula designed for coffee and tea drinkers, complete with toothbrush and floss-picks, for just over £3 on Amazon. Regardless of whitening properties, that’s a pretty good deal for any kind of toothpaste/toothbrush combo.
So instructions wise, the idea is pretty darn simple. Brush your teeth twice a day using the toothpaste. So, again, standard procedure. So, one Friday evening I set to it and was absolutely amazed. Obviously after one brush there isn’t a colour change but what I did notice was how incredibly clean my teeth felt. Having read other reviews, I now realise that many others also experienced this. Seriously, my teeth were squeaky clean. Not that my teeth aren’t normally clean after brushing but seriously, SO CLEAN. I even went to the dentist a week into my little trial and she remarked on how clean my teeth were. You could eat dinner out of my mouth. (Please don’t.)
Now to the whitening. Yeah so I don’t actually know. I am massively self-conscious of my teeth – I broke my front teeth when I was seven and have had a crippling fear of tooth-smiling ever since – so after hours of worry and several tears I decided not to take a before photo to compare it to. I’m really sorry about that. I understand that me just saying a thing did a thing without proof is really damn frustrating!
I think that White Glo has made a little bit of difference in the three weeks that I’ve been using it. My teeth are certainly cleaner which does of course help with not getting any more stained, and they do glow a little brighter. I mean, there’s no way I’d call it a miracle treatment or anything like that – it just cleans your teeth for pete’s sake.
Would I buy White Glo again? Well, I’m not sure. For £3, to include a toothbrush and floss sticks is pretty cool, and it does clean my teeth pretty damn well. So yeah, I think I might put another order in when I eventually run out, maybe. But would I buy it for its whitening alone? Nah mate. Get a box kit from Superdrug if you want glistening pearly whites (or talk to your trained dentist…)