How do you get your teeth as white as possible, and as quickly as possible? Apart from flossing and brushing several times each day, you can avoid foods and beverages that cause staining and you should also refrain from smoking too. This is not always going to keep your teeth “movie star” white, however, and that is what the Idol White product claims to provide. We liked the concept of a whitening “pen”, but weren’t convinced that it could deliver all that it claimed. In this Idol White review we’ll look briefly at the claims made by this product’s manufacturers and how this whitening pen is designed to give customers the ultimate control over the results.
What Idol White Can Do
Endorsed by the famous Kardashian sisters, this product claims to provide professional results in two weeks. We were a bit skeptical of this since it is applied to freshly brushed teeth (through the use of the applicator pen) and left in place for just a few moments. It is then rinsed away with water…and that’s it! The official website claims that the gel and the “topical brush help fight causes of staining to provide users with a whiter brighter smile that just can’t be found with other teeth whitening products.” While the patented applicator is unique to the world of whitening products, the list of ingredients is not all that unusual.
Consider that the product uses the same hydrogen peroxide, sodium hydroxide, and carbomer that many other teeth whitening products use. The fact that glycerin is used to help with formula delivery is a bit unique, and so too is the EDTA that removes toxins as well. So, the formula is a bit different from some other whitening agents, and the application system is unusual as well.
What this means is that the buyer can apply the formula right up to the gum line and into the crevices and cracks where the deepest staining can occur. The ingredients attack the stains and pull them out quickly before the formula is rinsed away with water. The biggest question then is if this delivers as guaranteed. The testimonials at the site say yes, the professional and consumer reviews say it works, and we found that it did provide the results guaranteed according to the time frame described, but only if the precise protocols were followed.
What we didn’t like about this Idol White was the need to follow what the manufacturer calls a “three step process”. This made it sound far more “official” than it actually was because what this “process” actually involves is the consumer using their own toothpaste and dental floss to do a complete cleaning, and it is only then that the product is applied to the teeth. The product is to remain on the teeth for only a few minutes at a time, and is then rinsed away.
Additionally, there is no tray to prevent the gel from leaching to the inside of the mouth or drifting up against the gums. This makes the whitening process a bit too much “guess work” for those without any experience with professional or alternative whitening techniques.
On the other hand, this product really does whiten beautifully and conveniently, which makes it well worth the cost. Because the manufacturer supplies a trial or sample size for potential buyers, it gives a nice boost in confidence as to the reliability of the product. There is also usually a good “bonus” offer, such as three month supply bringing in an additional three month supply for free, etc. This does indicate, however, that use of the Idol White pens is an ongoing venture if the optimal whitening is desired.
Who Should Use This?
These whitening pens are an all-around good product for general and “on the spot” whitening. These are not for people with false teeth or those who have staining on the interior surfaces of the teeth. This is purely a surface and enamel cleansing formula. It is ideally suited for people who have teeth which are not perfectly aligned because the patented applicator makes it amazingly easy to get the gel into even the tightest spaces between the teeth.
Ideally, this is also a product for someone who doesn’t have the time to use the tray systems or the strips and who would prefer to tackle their teeth whitening when they have a few moments instead of 30 minutes or more.
We recommend this product because of its remarkable ease of use, its good results for a large number of consumers, and its affordability. It really is worth the investment and it is also a good idea to consider the “auto refill” options for those who know they will continue to use this on a regular basis.
If you are interested in learning more about the Idol White pens, or to begin purchasing your regular supplies of this special formula, simply visit the manufacturer’s website at http://www.IdolWhite.com/.