A smile is one of the best things in the world. Nothing makes me happier than to put a smile on someone's face and to give a smile in return. But let's face it, our teeth grow dingier and dingier with each passing year, each glass of tea or coffee and each blueberry muffin.
Regular dental cleanings can't always take away those years of stains, but tooth whitening can. A bright, white smile can also make you look years younger too. Luster Premium White claims that their 1-Hour White At Home Tooth Whitening Light System can whiten your teeth up to 6 shades in 1 hour and is also very reasonably priced.
Can this at home kit compete with the results you get from a professional tooth whitening treatment? I wanted to find out and see!
Luster 1 Hour White is an easy-to-use teeth whitening system that incorporates the very latest in light activation technology which is entirely safe. Best of all, you get results that last because it’s proven to have zero rebound effect (results that don’t last due to tooth whitening procedures that cause tooth dehydration and, oftentimes, sensitivity).
Luster 1 Hour White Light Tooth Whitening System is the only product on the market that offers visible results in only one hour with zero rebound effect.
- Results in a flash – whitens up to 6 shades in 1 Hour
- Zero tooth sensitivity
- Zero rebound effect
- Safe and effective
- Dentist designed
- Only FDA Cleared activating light accelerates whitening
- Satisfaction Guaranteed
I have a hard time believing claims that a $40 At Home Tooth Whitening Kit will be able to deliver results which compare to a professional tooth whitening treatment, but that is exactly what Luster Premium White does. For instance, a Zoom! professional tooth whitening treatment will cost you several hundred dollars and promises to whiten your teeth 8 shades. Luster's 1-Hour White claims to whiten your teeth 6 shades. I was highly skeptical and so my husband volunteered to try this out and see for himself.
I have recently had my teeth professionally whitened using the custom molded trays and teeth bleaching gel method. I am very happy with the results, for I can easily pop the trays in and let the bleach do the work. I was not very happy though, with the $500 price tag associated. My husband has the same bleaching trays, but he has yet to use his. MEN...go figure! This is why I thought it would be great for him to try the Luster 1-Hour White, so we could unofficially compare his results with mine.
The kit contains very few items: the Activating Whitening Light and Stand, Accelerator Mouth Rinse, Super Whitener, Four AAA Batteries, a Shade Guide to Measure Results and Instructions. My kit contained a measuring cup as well, but this was busted open and couldn't be used. Thankfully, I had a small measuring cup that we could use which also measured 10 mL.
The steps were simple enough. Simply rinse your mouth for 10 seconds with 10 mL of Accelerator Mouth Rinse. Then, brush the Super Whitener on each tooth you want whitened, one tooth at a time and between your teeth too. Allow 20 seconds for this to dry. Finally, hold the Whitening Light up to your front teeth and turn it on. The light will stay on for 2 minutes and then automatically shut off. Repeat this process 10-20 times.
My husband is not very big on things that take a lot of time and so he automatically opted for repeating this 10 times. He watched TV during the treatment and said that although the application was sort of bothersome at first, you quickly got used to it and it was no big deal after about the 2nd or 3rd time. Here's what his teeth looked like before. Using the included shade guide to track his progress, I believe that he had teeth which were either shade 4 or 5 on the chart.
The only problems he had using the kit was that he said he drooled on himself a lot. He didn't want to swallow while the Super Whitener was on his teeth because I think he was afraid that he would remove it from his teeth. So instead, he drooled...onto a towel! There is nothing in the instructions though that says you cannot swallow.
I think this was just the way my husband wanted to do it. How did it all come out? See for yourself...here's the picture of my husband's teeth after just 10 applications. As you can see, they are definitely a few shades lighter and much less dingy! Using the shade guide, he went from a 4 or 5 to a 1 or 2 after just 10 applications. You can safely perform 20 at-home applications and it should take you no more than an hour to do!
Teeth whitening is a great way to enhance your smile and make you look several years younger and more radiant. Professional results can be extremely expensive and the results they guarantee are not much different than what Luster Premium White 1-Hour At Home Tooth Whitening Light System does. The savings though is enormous!
Yes, there is more work involved with the at home kit, but the one-hour required is similar to a professional treatment. My husband completed the minimum amount of applications and still saw his teeth get several shades whiter. I am very pleased with the Luster 1-Hour At Home Tooth Whitening Light System and think it's a great buy that actually lives up to its very large claims!
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Disclosure: I received the 1-Hour At Home Tooth Whitening Light System from Luster Premium White in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!