I get asked to review some random things on my blog, and I think a tooth polisher comes under the random category. However, I agreed to review the iWhite tooth polisher for one big reason – I am terrified of the dentist.
Don’t tell my children, as I manage to put on a big brave front when we go…. but I really am. This may seem irrational to some, but after a dentist when I was young was not strong enough to pull a tooth in one go – I’ll spare you the gory details, and a dentist as an adult drilling several times on several occasions on my tooth with no pain relief as they injected in the wrong place… I think I have good reason.
I don’t let it stop me going, as let’s face it teeth are quite handy things and I’d like to keep some. Luckily my dentist now is lovely, but he’s still someone nightmares are made of for me as he’s still a dentist.
I have really sensitive teeth and hate even a simple clean up as with the cold water spray they use, I find it painful. I hate how wimpy I am sounding here – does anyone else hate the dentist as much as me?!
Anyway that’s why I agreed to review the iWhite tooth polisher. The polisher promises on it’s packaging to eliminate and remove plaque, remove superficial stains from coffee, tea, tobacco and prevent the build up of plaque and be easy to use. It really is very easy to use.
I think my favourite feature of it might be the fact that it comes with a special top case bit to cover it over when you aren’t using it. This makes it a lot easier to store in between uses without worrying it’ll get dust or fluff on it.
As for removing plaque, I didn’t have any visible plaque, but what I can say is that although I was sceptical as it didn’t feel like it was doing much to my teeth whilst using it, my teeth do feel almost as clean as they do after a professional dental clean…. without the pain of a professional clean.
The tooth polisher is noisy which is a small downside, you might not be very popular if you use it really early in the morning, but then most electric tooth brushes aren’t very quiet either. The paste that come with the polisher is almost like an exfoliate…which I suppose it is, but it tastes just like toothpaste and does it’s job.
From what I can see online though, a new tube of the special iWhite tooth polishing paste costs £9.99 for a 75ml tube… I hope there’s a cheaper alternative out there, as that does seem a little bit steep to me. Although, 75ml is quite big, and you do only need to use a little bit of it so I’ll reserve complete judgement until I see how long my current tube lasts.
My teeth look and feel cleaner and most importantly, I have high hopes I won’t be needing a clean up at the dentist when I go there during half term.
You can buy the iWhite tooth polisher for £39.99 at Boots, and although you can get a clean up and polish at most dentists for free, when you take in to account the pain factor and fact it may be 6 months in between dental appointments, I do think the polisher could be worth a buy – especially if you have a fear of the dentist and want to minimise the amount of time you have to stay in the chair.
*I was sent the polisher for an honest review and all thoughts and opinions are my own*