Simply Nerdy Mom: Dr. Song Professional Teeth Whitening Kit

Monday, November 24, 2014

Dr. Song Professional Teeth Whitening Kit

I am a former smoker who quit just before I had my kids, but I also drink a ton of tea and on occasion, wine, soda and coffee so my teeth are stained from years of abuse. I've tried different teeth whitening toothpastes and of course whitening strips, but I had never tried the trays because I always heard such bad things about them. Everything from them being painful or uncomfortable to wear to them not being effective.

The Dr. Song Professional Teeth Whitening Kit will give you a professional cleaning without the pricey trip to the dentist. 

To mold the trays to fit my teeth, I dipped them real quickly into boiling water, waited a second or two and put it in my mouth. You have to be really careful here to you don't burn yourself. The plastic trays should mold rather easily and you can do this step multiple times as well as trimming the trays to fit. I'll admit at first I had a little bit of trouble molding the trays to my teeth and the first time I tried it, it was a struggle to leave them in for at least 15 minutes. The top tray made my gums bleed, which is a normal occurrence with my gums anyways even when I just brush my teeth. I also had the unfortunate incident of being able to taste the gel (and it tasted horrible) and even swallowed some. Yikes!

Turns out, I just hadn't molded them enough. The second time I tried it, they fit almost perfectly. I say almost because I did have to adjust them once or twice in the half hour I had them on. 

To begin the whitening process, squirt the gel out of the syringe and into a tiny cup or plate. To be honest, I didn't do that step, I just took the syringe in one hand and the brush into the other and squeezed some of the gel out onto the brush a few times. I found that this way, I actually could put the cap back on the syringe and I had some left over for another use and the set lasted me a lot longer. I'm sure that is probably frowned upon, but I'm a rebel. At any rate, brush the gel onto your front top and bottom teeth. There's no need to do the back teeth as no one will see them. Basically whatever teeth you have showing when you smile are the ones to target. Make sure not to get any of the gel onto your gums. I obviously have sensitive gums due to hereditary gum disease, but the gel will burn your gums even yours aren't sensitive and it may bleach them. You don't want that. 

Once the gel is applied, carefully place the trays over your teeth. You're going to have a hard time talking and you are going to look funny, but that's the price you pay for beauty. You can choose to use the light that it comes with to strengthen the whitening power. It says to use the light for no more than 15 minutes, but you can keep the trays on longer (it states up to 4 hours but I can't imagine being in that state for 4 hours). I usually leave mine on for a half hour to and hour and do this while I'm watching a show at night. This is usually also the same time I'm doing a foot soak and a facial mask as well so I get it all out of the road at once. I'm sure I look like some sort of loon to my husband and children when I do this. 

Overall outcome for me was that it whitened my teeth three shades lighter. I love this kit! I think once you get the hang of it, it's a great product and I highly recommend it!  

You can purchase the Dr. Song Professional Teeth Whitening Kit for $34.99 with Prime (totally worth it!) on Amazon.

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