Do Teeth Whitening Strips Work? We put Spotlight Teeth White Strips to the test

First of all, Hello!

    

I have taken over from Ciara to carry out my placement year here at Gordons Chemists. No doubt I will be writting a few blogs over the year but sad to say I don't think there will be as many make-up related posts as there was with my predecessor, sorry!

   

Currently 6 weeks in and so far so good. A Bit of a reality check from two years across the water in Newcastle... but really looking forward to what this year has to offer!

   

Onto what you're really interested in,

        

The packaging of the spotlight gear!

The Spotlight Gear!

          

I was given a sample to try out these Spotlight Teeth Whitening Strips from Gordons and thought it would be worthwhile to do a quick write up on my experience with the product. My teeth have generally always been quite clean so I was sceptical about how obvious the difference would after the 2 week period but gave it a go anyway.

   

The packaging of the product is really tidy looking, it explains in detail about the process and the scientific background of the strips. Each individual set of strips comes in a small sachet like packet, making it really easy to track how many I had used. 

      

The strips themselves sit really well when on your teeth.I’m not too sure of the complexities of how they stick but its comfortable and very simple.

        

First day with the strips on my teeth, A VERY FLATTERING PHOTO...

Day 1 with the strips on. (I don't believe there is a way to take a nice close up of your teeth!!)

             

I used a mirror every time to put them on just to make sure they covered the surface area of my teeth, I could imagine it being difficult to without one!

      

I tried to stay as strict as possible to the timings of an hour a day but with loads going on after work it did prove harder than anticipated. Generally I wore them when sitting watching TV in the evenings just before bed, probably on average for 50 minutes. I found that a little saliva gathered in my mouth when I had them in but nothing annoying or messy.

   

The only issue I had was very petty. Due to how strong they are, taking them off teeth can prove a little difficult. I did notice the slower I pulled them off the better. Sometimes the strips did break, but it was just a matter of pulling them off again, not a big issue just something I would make other people aware of before using them.

   

After every use I brushed my teeth, I’d say this is pretty fundamental to the success of the strips to make sure the surface of each tooth was clean after use. 

    

After the first week of using them daily I did see my teeth being quite noticeably cleaner. After the 14 days my teeth do look a lot cleaner. It doesn’t give you a bright white or fake looking smile, more of a healthy looking set of teeth.

  

I was really impressed over all with the results and how easy the product was to use. I can’t fault it in any way and it’s a priced very fairly. It’s a great alternative to paying big money for more expensive treatments.

     

Day 1, Pre Strips

Before the 14 days

After the two week period.

Day 14, Post Strips              

       

See below for a short description from the Spotlight guys themselves.

     

Spotlight Whitening Men's Teeth Whitening Strips have the same best-selling formula and super-seal strip technology to give you a brighter smile in 14 days. Spotlight Teeth Whitening Strips are the only European whitening strips to contain Hydrogen Peroxide. Hydrogen Peroxide is the most effective active agent to whiten teeth. The colour of teeth is influenced by a combination of both the internal colour of our teeth and external staining that attaches to our teeth such as tea, coffee and red wine. Hydrogen peroxide whitens teeth by breaking down these complex stains and by penetrating the top layer of the enamel and brightening its colour.