“ Brand: GO SMiLE / Type: Teeth „
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I watched an American infomercial late one night, advertising the GO SMiLE Smile Whitening Light System for 'only' £200. I thought it was a good idea, a home tooth whitening system, but I thought it was a bit expensive. A bit of Googling and I bought it for £60. Worth a shot, and a big saving on the hundreds of pounds that professional dentist would charge for whitening. I'm not normally vain in the slightest, but this was for my wedding, so allow me :)
So, when it arrived, the GO SMiLE Smile Whitening Light System had the following in the box:
The light unit (complete with batteries)
20 x whitening treatments
Carry bag for the unit (drawstring bag in black with white cord and the logo printed on it)
Instructional DVD and quick guide (on paper)
The idea is pretty simple. Brush your teeth then swill with water. Then 'paint' your teeth with one of the treatments and then place the light unit in your mouth like a mouthguard and switch it on. The light is blue, ultraviolet light and it emits for 3 minutes. It's not too uncomfortable to your mouth as it's soft plastic, and after the 3 minutes the whitening will have taken effect. You can use the unit weekly, so in effect there's 5 months' supply here at £12 a month - not as bad, if it works.
The thing is, though it does whiten your teeth a bit, it's no where near a 'zoom whitening (TM)' effect, and to be honest I've had just as effective a result with a bicarb toothpaste or a whitening toothpaste like Arm and Hammer or Pearl Drops / Hollywood Smile, which you can pick up for £1 - £2 in Home Bargains!
Overall, then, though there is some whitening effect, and this does in some degree work, it is also at the same time a colossal waste of money. Why spend £60 minimum on GO SMiLE Smile Whitening Light System, when you can buy a year's supply of whitening toothpaste and use it every day (and without any of the side effects of exposing your gums and lips to potentially dangerous UV rays).
I can't recommend it, I'm glad I tried it because I would always be wondering but the crux of the matter is that as good as any whitening treatment is (professional ones included) they will only last so long if you drink tea, coffee or red wine in particular. The best long term whitening solution is to avoid staining food and drink or use a daily whitening paste at least twice a day. So I can only give GO SMiLE Smile Whitening Light System 1 star out of 5 and unfortunately suggest you spend your money elsewhere - your smile isn't worth wasting money on this.
Visibly whiter smile in just 30 minutes!