December 13, 2011

Get whiter teeth for the holidays with Tx: Smile, Tanda, Violight and Arm & Hammer!

Nothing looks better with that holiday red lipstick then a bright, white smile and luckily, it's easier than ever to get one thanks to these products:

Tx: Smile Whitening Pen  - $39.99 - typically whitens teeth 2-6 shades whiter in as little as 14 days. It's designed to be used on a daily basis to maintain a brighter, whiter, more confident smile. It's easy to use, after brushing your teeth simply apply the pen to the teeth with the whitening brush tip, leave the product on your teeth for about 10-15 minutes, then rinse. 

I was a little reluctant to try it as I still had flashbacks of how awful the old-school brushon ones were to use - remember having to dry your teeth, apply the whitener and then stand there with your teeth bared trying not to drool it off?! This one is much more civilized - just brush your teeth and apply a thin coat. It adheres, stays on and rinses off easily! After just over 2 weeks, I would say my teeth were about 2-3 shades whiter. To be fair, they were only slightly stained to begin with so I was very happy with the results. My only caution is that it made the inside of my lips tingle a bit - there was no swelling or other ill-effects so I didn't worry about it but I did try not to swallow when I had it on just in case it was going to make my insides tingle too!

If you are a red wine/coffee or coke drinker, this is the perfect thing to keep in your purse as all of these are hell on tooth whiteness!

Available at Murale locations as well as Avaria Health & Beauty -

Tanda Pearl - $195 - uses electro-ionic technology to achieve super whitening in only 25 minutes in the comfort of your home. It's the only system with a double-biting mouth tray that whitens both the front and back of your teeth. The system features a gentle micro-current to generate an electro-ionic reaction with the Ionic Whitening Gel which breaks down stains set deep inside the teeth, this along with a lightweight, hands-free tray design - makes it possible to achieve unparalleled whitening results with no irritation or sensitivity. 

Launches January 2012 at The Bay.
If you prefer to go the more traditional brush and paste route, I find the most effective tools to be a sonic toothbrush and whitening toothpaste, here's what I'm using right now:

Violight Slim Sonic Toothbrush - $14.95 - comes with two toothbrush heads and an AAA battery - not only is it cute and portable, it vibrates (and how can you not love something that vibrates?)! At 22,000 brush strokes per minute, it's not kidding around! What's also nice is the snap-on, vented cap which stays clean and dry so you don't have to worry about throwing it in your purse and making a mess! Best of all it comes in a whole range of fashionable colours and prints - if you are still looking for stocking stuffers these would be great and not nearly as lame as people who hand out toothbrushes at Halloween... Available at - I also noticed when I was on the site that they also carry UV Toothbrush Sanitizers which would be perfect for my germaphobe friend Sandy!
Arm & Hammer Extra Whitening Plus Stain Protection - 120ml - $3.99 - fluoride protection combined with low abrasion baking soda for gentle yet powerful cleaning and whitening. There have been several baking soda toothpastes that I've used previously that I just didn't like because I found they had a weird texture, this one has no weirdness at all and I really like the taste!

- Lisamarie -

1 comment:

  1. love the violight slim sonic toothbrush"!! Esp the pink one!!!


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