Beauty Rap: Rembrandt & Reach For The Teeth Whitening Obsessed

July 18, 2012 • Beauty, Fashion Blog

I admit I have an obsession with white teeth. Yes, I sometimes drink coffee and red wine through a straw and am quick to try any and all teeth whitening products. This urge might explain why I tried Rembrandt’s Intense Stain Dissolving Strips as soon as I opened the package and um, didn’t notice/read that they were dissolving! Hear me out, I had just returned from a two-week beach vacation and had run out of my other strips (yes, another brand) which you remove after 10 minutes. I had also recently tossed a box of strips which burned my gums from yet another brand. I had the need to whiten my teeth ASAP and could not believe my good fortune when I opened the package that awaited me. So after 10 minutes I went to remove these strips and lo and behold….they were impossible to remove! I started to panic and sweat. How the hell was I going to get them off? Would my teeth dissolve? That’s when I grabbed the box and noticed the words ‘DISSOLVING STRIPS.’ Serves me right for not reading before trying. It also proves that all strips are not created equally!

REMBRANDT® INTENSE STAIN® Stain Dissolving Strips, are formulated to remove tough stains such as those from smoking, coffee, red wine and tea, these strips dissolve in just 5-10 minutes for a noticeably whiter smile in what they claim to be 2 weeks. They are an easy and convenient solution for on-the-go whitening, whenever and wherever and are readily available at drugstores nationwide. I personally only use whitening strips about once a week to maintain the color of my teeth which are pretty white, but I love these strips. They do not irritate my gums at all!

 

So I brushed off the remaining residue from the strips with Rembrandt Intense Stain Toothpaste. I’m normally a Crest or Pepsident (when I can find it) kind of girl, but I rather like this toothpaste. In fact, my husband and I are fighting for it! OK, we are sharing.

REMBRANDT® INTENSE STAIN® Toothpaste, utilizes Triple-Action INTENSE STAIN® + ACTISHIELD™ Technology to remove deep stains from coffee and wine and delivers all of the anti-cavity benefits of a regular daily toothpaste. It’s formulated with a unique blend of high-performing micro-polishing particles to cleanse, stain-fighting ingredients and fluoride to strengthen enamel. Not only that, but lab studies show this toothpaste removes 60% more stains than the leading regular toothpaste.

When it comes to dental floss I reach for Reach. However, I had no idea they actually have a whitening floss! Yes, Reach Total Care + Whitening Floss is the go-to solution for whitening between teeth, which strips just can’t do.

REACH® TOTAL CARE + Whitening Floss is purposefully designed for superior plaque removal & whitening. It combines the power of baking soda for superior whitening with MICRO-GROOVES™ technology that works like a mini squeegee to grab and remove up to 2 times more plaque than Glide® floss products.

Now I am armed and ready to keep my teeth unbelievably white!

REMBRANDT® INTENSE STAIN® Stain Dissolving Strips, $19.99

REMBRANDT® INTENSE STAIN® Toothpaste, $7.29

REACH® TOTAL CARE + Whitening Floss, $2.99

– Lauren Dimet Waters

FTC Disclosure: Samples received for review.

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