When I was a kid, my dentist called my teeth his little pearls. Then one day I discovered coffee and soon he stopped saying that. Coffee, tea and red wine are the go-to beverages of many of us, but despite their numerous energy, health and beauty benefits, they all hold in common the ability to stain teeth a dingy, unhealthy looking yellow, which appears very aging. Whiten teeth conveniently at home with the truewhite Luce Express White Plus System.
I’m not giving up coffee. I’ve tried plenty of whitening products in my coffee-swilling day including toothpaste, whitening mouthwashes, and whitening strips.
TEETH WHITENING OPTIONS: WHY CHOOSE BLUE LIGHT LED
While whitening toothpaste and whitening strips can remove the yellowing of the teeth, they don’t restore that pearly look. I had a professional LED teeth whitening session that made a surprising difference in how young my smile looked. That was, of course, many cups of coffee ago, and it’s time to whiten my teeth again.
While the LED sessions at the dentist are not painful, they can get expensive for a process you can easily do at home with the right tools. There are tons of whitening products on the market, and many of them are not so effective. I find that whitening strips do help remove stains, but they are slow and limited to very surface-level discoloration.
FINDING AN AT-HOME WHITENING SYSTEM THAT WORKS
How do you know a good whitening at-home system when you see it? The key is getting a powerful and effective whitening gel, which the majority of dental whitening products do NOT contain, and pair this with LED blue light to activate said gel. The lack of light-activated gel is in part why whitening strips or whitening toothpaste helps but only can do so much. Strips and toothpaste temporarily bleach teeth, they can’t compete with a light-activated gel tooth whitening process.
ABOUT TRUEWHITE LUCE
Truewhite Luce meets both of these criteria for effective home whitening: a dental grade whitening gel paired with a blue five-LED accelerator light that is powerful enough to activate the gels’ whitening capability and increases oxygenation. The five-LED light is superior to many competitor products, most of which are one or two lights.
The kit comes with:
- GEL: One twist-pen to brush on the gel, it is similar in shape and size to the YSL Touche Eclat click-pen.
- A mouthpiece with the LED lights
- A detachable cord
- A power source that holds two AA batteries.
HOW IT WORKS
- Attach the LED mouthpiece to the power source with the USB cord.
- APPLY THE GEL: Twist the pen brush to disperse the gel on the brush tip, and apply the gel to the teeth. Make sure to cover stains and discoloration well, and avoid the gum line. A thin layer can do it.
- PUT IN MOUTHGUARD: Turn on the device and insert the mouthpiece
Press the button to turn the device on and off
- Use it for fifteen minutes. You can watch TV, work on your laptop, or read because it does not require any effort or movement to be effective.
- Repeat additional sessions three to five times a week as needed until the desired whitening is achieved.
PUTTING TRUEWHITE LUCE TO THE TEST
The gel does not sting or irritate my teeth as can happen with some whitening products. The brush makes it very easy to apply with precision, which I prefer to kits that come with gel in a syringe that is added to a mouthpiece. With the brush design, I only get the gel where I want it. I paint in thin even coats, like when applying nail enamel. I applied extra to stained areas.
The mouthguard is not that pliable at first but it is still comfortable and it really gets in close to the teeth, so the activating light reaches even the sides of the teeth and areas that toothbrushes and even floss can’t reach well. It got softer and more pliable after it had been in my mouth a few minutes, then it was fine.
I was impressed that the LED light was so blue and pretty intense, making it much more effective than competitor teeth whitening devices.
The result? A deeper whitening treatment that reaches areas that a whitening strip misses.
TIP: This is basically like wearing a nightguard or sports mouthpiece, but for a comfortable fit, align it with the front of your teeth by placing your bite in front of the raised ledge portion to ensure proper placement and comfort.
truewhite Luce does whiten teeth in one treatment and gets increasingly whiter after multiple sessions. I did a session every other night for a total of five sessions to achieve my desired level of whiteness. But the results of even one session was superior in my opinion to the results I get doing a series of at-home whitening strips. My teeth were not optimal white after one use, but they looked more “pearl-like” in luster, surface stains were removed I was very pleased to get quality results in less time than it would take me to book and wait for an appointment for a professional whitening session.
The second use I was more liberal with how much gel I put on my teeth, and saw a more whitening in this session and then in future sessions. I still recommend being sparing with the gel, as you can do multiple sessions there is no reason to overdo it in one sitting, as the gel is powerful.
The gel did not sting or burn, but it is important to apply it carefully, like they do in a professional whitening treatment, and paint in thin, even coats avoiding the gumline and lips. If you do get it on gums or lips, I recommended removing the excess with a Q-tip. I run a Q-tip swab over my gumline just to be sure.
TIP: Apply a light coat lip balm, coconut oil, or chap stick to avoid getting the gel on your lips
The truewhite Luce Express White Plus Advanced Teeth Whitening System has a powerful five LED blue light that is not dangerous, or painful, and it’s simple to use.
While some DIY at-home beauty solutions just give an acceptable result, teeth whitening is one of the few areas that you can get virtually professional results at home.
It may take a few home sessions, but it is easy and convenient. The gel does not sting teeth, and it’s much easier to dispense and apply the gel, and even target one discolored tooth if necessary with this kit than with some of the competitors that have “loose gel” in a syringe that fill a mouthpiece without precision and can inadvertently whiten the gumline.
WHERE TO BUY
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Style Chicks received the truewhite Luce Express White Plus – Advanced Teeth Whitening System in exchange for our unbiased review and received compensation for our time and effort. However, our experience with the product and the opinions expressed in this review are 100% ours.