Everyone I know has one part of their body that they’re totally happy with, and mine are my teeth. Weird, I know, but all those years of braces paid off and even though my lack of consistent retainer wear during my teenage years means that my teeth are slightly less straight than they used to be, I’ve still never had a cavity. (What can I say? I’m a dental overachiever…) They’re also surprisingly white (considering my love for coffee), but every once in a while I look in the mirror and think, “Hmm, they could definitely use a little freshening up.” When that inevitably happens a few times a year, I turn to GO SMiLE (yes, the funky capitalization is on purpose).
The thing about GO SMiLE is that it’s just so easy. The Smile Whitening System costs $89 and for that, you get fourteen ampoules, which is a seven-day supply, plus a bonus of six extra ampoules that you can use to touch up your teeth at any point after you’ve finished the original treatment. To whiten your teeth, all you have to do is take the ampoule out of the sleeve it comes in, turn it around so it’s facing the opposite direction in the sleeve, then break the seal by pressing the ampoule firmly in the middle until you hear a crack. Then you squeeze until you see the whitening solution hit the spongy applicator at the end, at which point you just apply it to your teeth. Easy, right? I like the ampoule system because it lets you put the solution exactly where you want it to work, as opposed to whitening strips, which only let you get the fronts of your teeth. The solution dries quickly and the one I always use has a fresh, minty taste so it almost feels like I’ve brushed my teeth once I’ve done it. As far as results, once I’ve used the seven day supply, I always notice that my teeth are whiter and shinier and I’m just overall happier with the way my smile looks. $89 might seem a little steep compared to the cost of some drugstore whitening products, but since I only do it two or three times a year, it doesn’t add up too badly. Honestly, forking over that money seems like a small price to pay for great-looking teeth—especially with the minimal time commitment. Bring on the lattes!
Read more of Stacey’s musings at The Daily Obsession .