I’ve been drinking more tea, as of late. There’s something so calming about a mug of Sleepytime as I’m winding down for the night and I love the little kick that the vanilla chai will give me in the morning. As I brew and steep my teas in my mugs, you know what I’ve noticed? Those icky tea stains that permeate into the sides of the mug. I shudder to think what types of tea stains might be trying to permeate my tooth enamel.
About REACH by Design and REACH Total Care + Whitening
The REACH® by Design™ limited-edition collection brings together style, vibrancy and oral hygiene, providing an innovative brush to accommodate your glamorous and healthy lifestyle.
Formulated with new CaCO3 MICRAWHITENING™ technology, REACH® Total Care + Whitening toothbrushes and floss are purposefully designed for superior plaque removal and whitening.
You may recall that we had the opportunity to review REACH and REMBRANDT products last year, where they proved to noticeably and easily clean and whiten our testers’ teeth. This time I had the opportunity to personally try REMBRANDT FORM-FIT Whitening Strips. I haven’t used a tooth whitening product like this in many, many moons, so I was excited to brighten up my smile a bit.
The REMBRANDT FORM-FIT Whitening Strips were very easy to use. The kit comes with 7 upper and 7 lower strips. The strips themselves seem to be wax-based, with one side a smooth wax and the other side a slightly gooey and sticky gel that goes up against your teeth. The strips have little tabs that you can fold underneath the teeth to help keep them in place. To get whiter teeth you simply “install” the strips onto your teeth (making sure to align to the top/bottom of your teeth) and then keep the strips on for 30 minutes. I made sure to push the strips into every crack between my teeth to ensure full tooth whitening coverage. Remember, no eating or drinking during the tooth whitening process!
After 30 minutes, a quick rinse with some water and then pull the strips off. I do have a few tips when it comes to wearing the strips. First, don’t walk around with your mouth open. You’ll look silly, and I think you actually salivate less if your mouth isn’t drying out. Next, if you play a couple of games of Sudoku on your iPod, those 30 minutes will fly by. After removing the strips, I noticed that there wasn’t a icky gel coating that another tooth whitening product left on my teeth. The strips came off cleanly. Repeat the process for 5 to 7 days (7 if you want whiter…I did 6 days.)
Here are the before and after shots. Admittedly, the results are much more obvious in person (I need to work on my lighting for photos.) In fact, after the first application, my teeth were noticeably whiter – not just by me, but by others as well! I am 100% happy with the results of REMBRANDT FORM-FIT Whitening Strips.
But having whiter teeth is more than just using a tooth whitening product ever 6 months. You also want to practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing. For brushing, I’ve been using REMBRANDT Intense Stain toothpaste – a wonderfully minty toothpaste that helps to scrub away stains while keeping my breath fresh and mouth clean. I like knowing that using this toothpaste will help keep my newly whitened teeth whiter for even longer.
And while we’re talking about brushing, if you’re looking for a brush with some personality, make sure you look at the new limited-edition serious of REACH by Design Collection toothbrushes. “Curated by interior designers Tom Delavan and Celerie Kemble and celebrity stylist Brad Goreski, the new REACH® by Design™ collection adds a splash of style to your brushing routine while also offering the uncompromising cleaning performance you’ve come to expect from REACH®.” The new toothbrushes are an easy way to have some style while your brush, in addition to being able to distinguish between his and hers (or mine, mine, mine!)
Before we close, I want to talk about REACH® Total Care + Whitening Dental Floss. Now I’ve had the opportunity to try a lot of different types of dental flosses. There are a few things about REACH® Total Care + Whitening Floss that really stand out for me. First, this is the only dental floss I’ve come across that is targeted to help with tooth whitening in addition to plaque removal. It has a pleasant minty flavor that reminds me of the baking soda taste that is sometimes used in tooth whitening products.
Next, this dental floss has “Micro-Grooves” technology which helps to grab more plaque. But what was amazing to me was how it felt when I flossed with REACH® Total Care + Whitening Floss. While other flosses glide up and down the sides of your teeth, REACH® Total Care + Whitening Floss actually felt like it was scrubbing the sides of my teeth. I noticed the groves and it made me think that the floss was working doubly hard to scrub away the plaque between my teeth. I love it!
For tea drinkers, coffee drinkers, or for people who are looking for affordable and effective toothwhitening, REACH and REMBRANDT are cost-effective tooth whitening products that will actually get your teeth noticeably whiter. They offer all the products you need to obtain and maintain healthier, whiter teeth. All of the products mentioned in this post are available in food and drug stores nationwide.
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The WiC Project REACH and REMBRANDT Giveaway
Two winners will receive an amazing tooth whitening product kit which includes a REACH by Design toothbrush, REACH Total Care + Whitening Floss, REMBRANDT Whitening Strips, a REMBRANDT 2 Hour Whitening Kit and REMBRANDT Intense Stain Toothpaste!
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Disclaimer: This post consists of my (and/or fellow tester) opinions only. Your experiences may be different. No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I did receive a free product from the manufacturer or their representing PR agency to use and test for the purposes of this review. This did not affect the outcome of this review.