(I received the Colgate® Optic White™ Toothbrush + Built-In Whitening Pen complimentary of Influenster for testing purposes only. My review is my honest opinion)
Whitening my teeth is something I have given thought to in the past. There have been many options from whitening strips to pens. Prices of course were all above the range of what I would pay to make my teeth whiter. I have compared what it would cost me to do it at home over time and to have it done at the dentist. Frankly there was not much of a difference in my eyes. I also took into consideration the dentist actually knew what they were doing and I did not. That was perception until I was introduced to Colgate® Optic White™ Toothbrush + Built-In Whitening Pen.
The concept of a tooth brush with a built in whitening pen was an adored upon hearing it at first. I was curious to learn more and a bit skeptical to believe that one pen could actually brighten my teeth in two days. Let me start off with the packaging. At first I was a little thrown off. Although the details and how to use were clear, I was not sure if this would be ideal or alright for someone who has bad habits(example:smoking, caffeine drinker, ect.). The directions indicate to use as often as needed. However, I wanted to know how often was okay. It may sound logical to the average teeth whitening consumer of how often is enough. For myself, I wanted to know a time frame of how many times a day or a period of time that I could use the pen. My reasoning for this was to make sure I caused no damage from whitening too often. Further instructions were on the inside which you could not see until opening the package. Great marketing but as a consumer I want to know what I am buying and if this is something that is suitable for me. Disclosed on the inside instructions is a notice that the whitening pen will not whiten crowns, fillings, ect. That is perfectly fine with me and I just wanted to know if it okay to still whiten the whole tooth if the filling is on the outside(although it wouldn’t whiten the filling). Yes, I am one who wants to know all of the details because I like to play on the safe side. Overall the packaging was fantastic.
I was provided Colgate Optic White toothpaste along with the Colgate® Optic White™ Toothbrush + Built-In Whitening Pen. I used the tooth paste with the toothbrush. The flavor was minty fresh and refreshing. It felt as if my teeth were whiter with the toothpaste itself. I loved the toothbrush because it curved with my mouth and hugged my teeth. It felt like every tooth was being handled with care. The handle of the toothbrush I had to get used to. It was a different feel for me due to the handle being a little bigger. Using the toothbrush alone was a wonderful clean experience.
The great thing about the Colgate® Optic White™ Toothbrush + Built-In Whitening Pen is not having to wait to whiten your teeth. After brushing you get the whitening pen give it a few clicks and apply to the teeth. Application is super easy. However, keep in mind that once you apply it after setting, it dries the way you applied it. Make sure you cover your teeth completely and neatly. There is a bit of a pasty feeling for a minute and it is gone afterwards. The shine is incredible. I already began to feel a sparkle and whiteness after the first day. When I was done with my whitening pen I clicked it in the bottom of my toothbrush and I was all set. It is perfect for on the go as well. The second day was an obvious difference in my teeth. They were definitely whiter! Being a skeptic at first there was no way to be one now because I had experienced the results myself!
Overall this is a product I would recommend. It is affordable(cheaper than the whitening strips), easy to apply, convenient and effective.