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I have just paid out a lot of money to have two veneers replaced on my top two front teeth. Whilst a painful and expensive procedure, I was very impressed with the result. However, somewhat disappointed to see just how stained the rest of my teeth had become.
I decided to look at teeth whitening and started reading reviews of products to see what was on offer.
Blanx is a product which really stands out, both in marketing and what it has to offer. I bought the Intensive Stain Removal to 'jump start' my quest into gaining a full mouthful of white teeth. I have to say that I am very, very pleased with the results.
This toothpaste comes in a 75ml tube with a pump. It's easy to use, and being a pump it doesn't make a mess, or create arguments about how to squeeze a tube!. It is a white paste, which does have a very fresh minty taste (which isn't overpowering like some modern day toothpastes). It is non abrasive and states ' THANKS TO ITS FORMULA CONTAINING LICHENS AND BAMBOO MICROPOWDER, BLANX INTENSE STAIN REMOVAL TOOTHPASTE EFFECTIVELY REMOVES ALL STAINS AND PIGMENTS CAUSED BY SMOKE, FOOD, DRINKS AND PLAGUE'.
Within one week I can definitely see a difference in my teeth, they are improving. I am a non-smoker, non coffee drinker, however suffer from plaque and can see that it is improving.
I personally wanted a product which was non-abrasive (clearly don't want to be using an abrasive product on my new teeth!) and I certainly didn't want to be using chemicals to whiten my teeth. This is a natural product which really does work.
Some reviews complained that the product was too expensive. I think that I paid about £7 for the tube and both myself and my partner have been using it. I would imagine that we have several weeks worth left in it, which I think is very acceptable.
I also like the fact that there are other products in the range to uses, such as sensitive paste, which I think I will buy next time.
You don't get a cheque book and pen with this blanx
I do like a nice set of pearly white teeth and have used a whitening tooth paste for as long as I can remember although I think that I use them out of hope for whiter teeth rather than the actual results that they give.
There are now so many different whitening treatments available thanks to an overdose of pictures of celebs with their perfect smile and pearly white teeth. This has also seen a huge rise in cosmetic dentistry and while we can not all afford a new set of veneers Tom Cruise and Celine Dion are two of the rather extreme before and after cases for being in favour of veneers, Would they have had the same success with their own teeth? I would like to think that talent wins through but in image conscious Hollywood I fear not.
So veneers are not easily accessible for the masses but less evasive and less expensive treatments means that we can all have whiter if not perfectly straight teeth!
I have quite often seen the blank range in my local Sainsbury's when doing my shopping and like a magpie I am drawn to them ("Ohh shiny!") unfortunately my budget wont allow my inner magpie to purchase said sparkly box that has the promise of white teeth on it. I was surprised to see it on offer one day for just £6.50 reduced from the usual £9.00 and I just couldn't resist.
What It Claims -
The tooth paste claims to remove all stains including those caused by smoking, foods, coloured drinks and plaque deposits.
It also claims to restore the health and whiteness of your teeth.
The Product -
The Blanx range using an ingredient called Lichen which it claims is particularly effective against the bacteria responsible for tooth decay and discoloration.
Lichen was discovered in the artic where explorers discovered the people who lived there had brilliant white teeth and found that they were using the Lichen substance as a method to clean their teeth.
The tooth paste comes in the form of a solid plastic bottle that stands up on it's own, it has the Blanx brand written down the centre of the bottle. The bottle has a white plastic lid that when removes reveals the dispenser to release the product.
You also get a strip on the box to test the whiteness of your teeth before and after using the product and the the colours range from yellow , cream and then bright white . The scale is set from and I was very hopeful of reaching the top end of the white scale. My teeth are naturally quite white although I am rather fond of coffee which is one of the main ways to stain your teeth. I measured on the top half of the cream on the scale on the box.
Using The Product -
There is no special way to use the tooth paste just use it the same way as your usual paste.
When I dispensed the paste I noticed that the paste is bright white in colour and the consistency is slightly thicker than your average tooth paste. The paste is very also very smooth on the teeth, I have used some whitening products that have a slight grainy feel to them but this was not the case with the Blanx.
The taste was at best very subtly minted at worst quite bland, I didn't get that clean and fresh feeling in my mouth that I like but decided to carry on and give the paste the benefit of the doubt. Once I had rinsed my mouth I did the usual and moved my tongue around my mouth to feel how clean they were and I was pleasantly surprised to feel nothing on my teeth, I felt that all the plaque was gone and using a phrase I use with the girls, they were squeaky clean!
Although I knew that my teeth were clean I was convinced that my mouth wasn't fresh and actually did a breath into my hand to check like a teenage boy before a date! Thankfully my breath was fresh I just didn't have that strong minty freshness that I was used to but with a touch of mouth wash I was fine.
Can my husband pick me up and use me as a torch? -
Well, I have to say that I did notice a difference immediately, my teeth actually looked brighter and more of an all one colour so I could see that the paste had removed some stains that were on my teeth that my usual brand had not shifted. I have to be honest and say that I did move one shade on the scale on the box and this was after the first use of the product.
I have since used the toothpaste for a few months and have moved up two marks on the scale which I am happy with. My hubby did notice a difference and one night when the light bulb went in bathroom asked would I mind standing in there and grinning like a Cheshire cat while he got washed!
All in all I am really happy with the results that the toothpaste produced. My one criticism would be that you don't get that really fresh feeling in your mouth but as I always use a separate mouthwash this has not been a reason for me not to use it.
If you want a cleaner, whiter teeth with a non abrasive toothpaste that's kind to your teeth then its really worth giving it a go.
Obviously it goes without saying that the best way to stop your teeth getting stained is to do none of the following - Eat anything containing sugar, biscuits, cakes and sweets. Don't drink coffee, tea or anything with caffeine in. Or.............................Have a few of those things once in a while and smile anyway with your less than snow white teeth!
The Blanx range is available in most chemists and some supermarkets, look out for it when its on offer. The Blanx range also includes mouth wash, intensive whitening treatment and many more. More information on the range can be found at www.blanxuk.com
I am vein. I try to do everything to look good and feel good. I like to take care of the details too so I like to have white teeth. I found that the coffee, tea and coke make my teeth stained and I don't like that new colour. I have quite sensitive teeth so I used Sensodyne toothpaste almost exclusively. Even if there is a whitening version available on the market it is not as effective as other whitening toothpastes.
I decided to try Blanx Stain Removal toothpaste as I have read some good reviews on it. I bought mine in Tesco for about 7 pounds which is not cheap but the stained teeth are worse so I gave it a go. I used it on dry toothbrush and I brushed my teeth much longer than previously. After a week I could see some difference. I don't say it made my teeth as white as the fresh snow but the difference was noticeable. What more, the sensitiveness of my teeth has not returned.
This stain removal toothpaste is said to remove stains caused by smoke, food, drinks and plaque. It contains lichens and bamboo micropowder.
What I liked in this toothpaste apart that it works is its taste. It has mild spearmint taste. I am glad it is not eucalypt mint flavoured because I am sensitive to it and makes me feel sick. The toothpaste itself is white and it is thick and creamy. When you brush your teeth it is like a mild scrub. I like the very clean feeling of my teeth after cleaning them. Due to its mild mint taste it doesn't provide that long lasting fresh breath as stronger versions but I don't really care as this can be solved with a chewing gum or using mouthwash.
It has a very practical tub which can be held vertically on the shelf and the necessary quantity of toothpaste can be pumped easily on your toothbrush. It is simple and very convenient.
I add the ingredients list in case you have allergies for some chemicals:
Aqua, Glycerin, Silica, Sorbitol, PEG-32, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Xylitol, Cetraria Islandica, Usnea Barbata, Bambusa Arundinacea, Sodium Monofluorophosphate, Mentha Piperita, Menthol, Papain, Sodium Fluoride, Sodium Saccharin, Anethole, Titanium Dioxide, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Contains: Sodium Fluoride 0.08%, Sodium Monofluorophosphate 0.08%.
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I recieved a sample of Blanx whitening toothpaste at my local health Food store. The next morning I used the product and within an hour my mouth began to blister. This is day 3 and my mouth is blistered and my face is swollen so that I do not recognise myself. If by the end of the day I don't improve I will be going to the emergency room. I thought maybe I reacted to something else, food or such, since this was just a toothpaste. But the blisters in my mouth are all around my teeth where the toothpaste touched. I have no other allergys, I don't even get poison ivy, so I am very suspect of this product.
This is, believe it or not, a product that actually does what it says on the tin....I know what you're thinking and that's "how is that possible? nothing ever does that!" but it truly does stand out amongst other similar products.
This is a natural, non abrasive product which makes it good for a start as it is missing most of the damaging ingredients contained in most similar products, but also it comes with a free whitening chart which enables you to see that the toothpaste is actually making a difference.
This product has one downside, which is the pricing but to be honest to pay a little bit more and have something that works is appealing to me and I am more than willing to do so.
As well as being a product that works, it is almost enjoyable to use as the minty fresh taste is very nice and actually encourages you to brush your teeth more than usual!
The toothpaste is in a plain white container which stands up and is a simplistic design, therefore wouldn't clash with any style of bathroom!
All in all, if you're willing to pay that little bit extra for a good product, then this is definitely for you and won't be a let down!
I first became aware of Blanx on a TV commercial before it was launched in Boots. It looked and sounded really great and I wanted to try it but it was sooo expensive that I decided against it. Then a few months later I came across it in Boots and I haven't looked back. The first great thing about this toothpaste is that it's natural so therefore isn't going to ruin your teeth. It naturally whitens your teeth and really does do what it says on the tin. I started on the basic formally when it was released in the UK, but as I am a smoker I decided to move on to this one instead. I'd say that this one feels a little more like a paste than the original one, however apart from that there isn't a lot of difference.
The toothpaste comes in a fairly standard pump dispense tube, like a lot of toothpastes that stand up (rather than lie down like the squeezy tube ones) and has very basic white packaging with black writing. I think it looks quite modern and I like the way it looks in my bathroom.
The toothpaste itself is minty without being too overpowering. I can only describe the way it feels as like a light exfoliation on your teeth. It doesn't feel abrasive at all, just like a gentle rubbing. It leaves you with incredibly smooth and shiny teeth.
The downside I would say is that for a toothpaste it's quite expensive, especially as you don't get a lot for your money. However it is natural and harmless, yet very effective, so all round a great product.
Blanx Intensive Stain Removal Toothpaste effectively removes stains from tooth enamel caused by smoke, food, drinks and plaque /