Wednesday, 31 March 2010

GUEST REVIEW: Dr. George's Dental White. (original patented dental whitening system)

Here's another great Guest Review from Kathryn, of the amazing blog Diary of a Single Mum, who has been trying out a new at home Dental Whitening Kit. So, what did she think?.....

When 20 Something Mum posted a request on Twitter for reviewers for a dental whitening product, I jumped at the chance. Strange you might think to get excited about a dental whitening product, but I'd actually been planning on trying one out so to have the chance of reviewing one sounded like a good idea to me. Being an ex smoker I am not really happy with the colour of my teeth and thought they could do with a bit of brightening up but no amount of whitening tooth paste seemed to do the trick. Don't get me wrong, they weren't that bad, I just quite fancied the idea of a Hollywood smile, without the price tag of a dental whitening treatment at a dentists.
I received my parcel containing Dr. George's Dental White and inside was a blue light unit, tooth whitening gel, a syringe and two "trays" that look like gum shields. It states that your teeth contain pores that can be filled with stain causing food and drinks over the years which causes the teeth to darken. The active ingredient in Dr.George's Dental White is hydrogen peroxide and it enters the tooth's pores, following the same route as the stain causing food and drinks, causes oxygen to be produced inside the tooth and inturn the tooth is lightened by the conversion of coloured compounds inside the tooth into colourless compounds.
It claims that teeth can be whitened within 2 -3 weeks so I started on the course of treatment with high hopes that my teeth would be looking lovely and white within a few weeks. To use the product you first have to customise the trays so they fit your teeth. You have to follow the process for both your top and bottom sets of teeth and the instructions state that you should complete the course on either the top or the bottom set first before doing the same again on the other, so I chose to start with the top.
You customise the tray by heating it in boiling water so that it becomes warm enough to mould, once it is ready you insert it into your mouth pressing it around your teeth to ensure a good fit. It's very easy to do and within a matter of minutes I had customised the tray. Once you have done this you use the syringe to apply the gel onto the tray before placing it in your mouth for 20 - 30 minutes. You then remove the tray, apply the gel again for a further 20 - 30 minutes and repeat a third time for a total wearing time of 60 - 90 minutes a day. The gel has a lovely minty flavour and was not at all unpleasant.
With the tray in your mouth you then insert the blue light box between the tray and the inside of your lips and turn it on for the duration of the treatment. At first this felt bizarre, it was very strange having so much plastic in my mouth and I looked an absolute sight, it was then that I was rather glad that my partner works abroad and couldn't witness me with a blue light box hanging out of my mouth! However after a few days you do get used to it, even if your mouth can become a little tired from holding the light box in place for that length of time. Once I had completed the treatment on my top teeth I then repeated it on the bottom teeth.
Over the course of the 6 week treatment there was a noticeable difference in the colour of my teeth. I would go so far to say that from day one of the treatment I could tell the difference between my untreated teeth and the teeth I had used the product on. Six weeks on I have lovely sparkling white teeth, not brilliant white, but white rather than the dull greying colour I had started off with. I would without a doubt recommend this product to anyone thinking of expensive dental treatment to correct tooth discolouration as a cheaper alternative and I will definitely be using the product again for follow up treatments.


  1. I'm so glad of a positive review as I'm just about to start using it