Santa Cruz Good Times

Thursday
Feb 11th
Text size
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Teeth Whitening

 

rembrandtThe market is flush with teeth whitening products, so Obsessive Beauty decided to put one of them under the test. I enlisted a colleague, Jen, who was willing to be my guinea pig. The product? A Rembrandt 2 Hour Whitening Kit—teeth whitening strips you apply on your chompers for 30 minutes a day, for four days. The claims are "visibly whiter teeth in just one 2-hour treatment."

 

 

 

 

 

Here's Jen's log:

before

Day One: I followed the directions, rinsed my mouth, then placed the upper strip on. Easy. Pulled the lower strip out and it ripped so I had to start over with another one. I placed it on my lower teeth and they would not stick. I kept applying and finally just closed my mouth and used my tongue and lips to try to hold it on. Once on, they felt fine. I couldn't really talk, but that's OK. It had a cool minty flavor. After my 30 minutes were up, I peeled off the strips and rinsed my mouth and that was it. All in all, it was pretty easy and painless.

Day Two: I decided to pop out the strips and have them ready to go so as soon as I wet my teeth, I could put the strips on immediately. Success! Super easy today. Then I just sat and waited for my 30 minutes. I have noticed that my teeth are a bit sensitive, like with drinking room temperature water.

Day Three: Not much to report. Pretty easy process. But my teeth are definitely more sensitive.

Day Four: Final day! I think my teeth are whiter!

after

 

Comments (2)Add Comment
...
written by Lance, January 30, 2014
Ive never used this type of toothpaste. But it is pretty expensive isnt it? Ill have to ask my Dentist about it, see what he thinks.
...
written by jenny thomas, October 28, 2011
I’m a single mom and I have 2 kids who both needed dental braces. I make just enough to not qualify Medicaid services so I can’t get free dental and medical services for the kids. I had to pay over $4800 so that my child can have braces and a beautiful smile. . .She was very scared and timid at school. I couldn’t find anyone in Los Angeles who would do the braces at a normal price so I had to launch find it with free services like
http://www.healthsouk.com (HealthSouk- the dental discount plan or discounted dentistry) and www.1800dentist.com (800 dentist) The first one was free and the second apparently charges the dentist but not me.healthsouk
- Jenny Thomas

Write comment
smaller | bigger

busy
 

Share this on your social networks

Bookmark and Share

Share this

Bookmark and Share

 

Heart Me Up

In defense of Valentine’s Day

 

“be(ing) of love (a little) more careful”—e.e. cummings

Wednesday (Feb. 10) is Ash Wednesday, when Lent begins. Friday (Feb. 12) is Lincoln’s 207th birthday. Sunday is Valentine’s Day. On Ash Wednesday, with foreheads marked with a cross of ashes, we hear the words, “From dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return.” Reminding us that our bodies, made of matter, will remain here on Earth when we are called back. It is our Soul that will take us home again. Lent offers us 40 days and nights of purification in preparation for the Resurrection (Easter) festival (an initiation) and for the Three Spring Festivals (at the time of the full moon)—Aries, Taurus, Gemini. The New Group of World Servers have been preparing since Winter Solstice. The number 40 is significant. The Christ (Pisces World Teacher) was in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights prior to His three-year ministry. The purpose of this desert exile was to prepare his Archangel (light) body to withstand the pressures of the Earth plane (form and matter). We, too, in our intentional purifications and prayers during the 40 days of Lent, prepare ourselves (physical body, emotions, lower mind) to receive and be able to withstand the irradiation of will, love/wisdom and light streaming into the Earth at spring equinox, Easter, and the Three Spiritual Festivals. What is Lent? The Anglo-Saxon word, lencten, comes from an ancient spring festival, agricultural rites marking the transition between winter and summer. The seasons reflect changes in nature (physical world) and humanity responds with social festivals of gratitude and of renewal. There is a purification process, prayerfulness in nature and in humanity in preparation for a great flow of spiritual energies during springtime. Valentine’s Day: Aquarius Sun, Taurus moon. Let us offer gifts of comfort, ease, harmony, beauty and satisfaction. Things chocolate and golden. Venus and Taurus things.

 

The New Tech Nexus

Community leaders in science and technology unite to form web-based networking program

 

Making Dreams

Coen brothers salute vintage Hollywood in sly comedy ‘Hail, Caesar!’
Sign up for Good Times weekly newsletter
Get the latest news, events

RSS Feed Burner

 Subscribe in a reader

Latest Comments

 

Pub Watch

Mega gastro pub-in-progress at the Old Sash Mill, plus the best pasta dish downtown

 

How do you know love is real?

When you feel the groove in your heart and you’re inspired to dance. Becca Bing, Boulder Creek, Teacher

 

Temple of Umami

Watsonville’s Miyuki is homestyle cooking, Japanese-style

 

How would you stop people from littering?

Teach them from the time that they’re small that it’s not an appropriate behavior. Juliet Jones, Santa Cruz, Claims Adjuster