Hailed as Australia’s No. 1 whitening toothpaste, White Glo was originally developed for models and actors. It eventually became a beloved household brand for whitening teeth.
I had just finished my Blanx whitening toothpaste a few weeks before and was thinking of trying another whitening toothpaste (although I do like Blanx). Since the brand had such positive reviews, I was eager to test their White Glo Diamond Series whitening system. Formulated by practising dentist and White Glo’s Head of Dental Research, Dr Georgios V. Sotiropoulos, the Diamond Series is considered White Glo’s most effective whitening system.
What’s in the package
- Whitening Gel (50ml) – Good for 35 applications. To be used once a day for 7 days, then one week off.
- Instant-Fit Mouth Tray – Whitens upper and lower teeth at the same time with above-mentioned gel.
- Professional Choice Toothpaste (100ml) – Daily peroxide-free anti-cavity protection and removal of plaque and stains for whiter teeth. To be used at least 2-3 time a day.
- Ingredients: Flouride (1,000 ppm F) – Calcium Carbonate, Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Sorbitol, Silica, Aroma (Flavour), Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Carboxymethyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Sodium Saccharin, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Sodium Monoflourophosphate 0.76% w/w.
What it’s supposed to do
The gel and toothpaste are supposed to be able to lift stains and yellowing on the surface of our teeth enamel safely (i.e. without abrasion). Moreover, the duo should provide fast and convenient results with a minimum of 5 minutes. Users will notice whiter teeth within 7 days.
After 7 days
I started testing the toothpaste last Tuesday evening (although I started the gel and toothpaste on Wednesday). After the first day of using the gel and toothpaste, I had already noticed that my teeth looked whiter even though it would not have been obvious. While my teeth are not yellow, they are neither Hollywood sparkling-white nor off-white (thanks to all the confections I loved so much before…still).
The steps are easy to follow: use the mouth tray first before using the toothpaste. Reversing the steps could make teeth more sensitive. I liked the mouth tray as it is flexible and small and did not cause me to gag. I absolutely hate the ones the dentists use for inserting fluoride into my mouth and since I have a very sensitive throat, I always, always gag. During the 7 days, I would put in the tray for 5-10 minutes before rinsing my mouth and tray out with cold water, as instructed. I would then follow this by using the toothpaste. My tip is to use a pea-sized amount because it really foams, almost as if you have shaving foam in your mouth! My main concern was if the whitening system would make my teeth more sensitive but so far, nothing has irritated my teeth or gums.
If you’re interested in testing out the toothpaste system in the UK, you can find White Glo at your local Boots, ASDA, Superdrug, Tesco, and online at Amazon.co.uk. This whitening system is pretty affordable compared to other brands. Check back next week as I review how the Diamond Series has worked for me after 14 days!
Review: After 14 days (24 Aug)
I did not notice anything different after 7 more days of using the White Glo toothpaste without the gel. Let’s see what happens after 7 more days?
Review: After 21 days (31 August)
I found the gel made the teeth immediately whiter (or so I think).
Review: After 29 days (7 Sept)
This will be my last review after testing this toothpaste for a month (I’m sure it will last me for another month at least). I admit that I had expected a fluorescent Hollywood white after testing this toothpaste but the result has been a more natural white, which is still quite impressive. 😀