So I tried out the NEW Pearl Ionic Teeth Whitening system. I went with the Gentle option. The company promises to give you dramatic results and "your whitest smile with no sensitivity."
Sounds good to me!
I've used at-home whitening strips and trays before. I've even used SuperSmile toothpaste. My last attempt was done at the Motykie Spa in West Hollywood. I sat there for half an uncomfortable hour. I was really excited, too, because the technician who took care of my service kept saying how much gel she used - which meant I would experience incredible results. When I left the office, my teeth looked bright for a few hours. Then they went back to their old off-white hue. I honestly didn't notice any difference later that week. No one did.
When it came time to give the Pearl system a try, my expectations weren't very high. But I'm always up for a new product, so I fumbled through the directions and popped in the mouth-tray device while I watched Naked & Afraid. (Riveting television if you've never seen it!)
Pearl makes it really simple. There's one lightweight tray where the gel is placed. A light goes on. Five minutes later, a light goes off. Do that twice a day for 5 days, and you're done.
Very user friendly, very comfortable, and best - very quick.
I actually saw results, too! Not sure if my teeth seem 7 whole shades whiter, but they do seem brighter for sure. I highly recommend picking this one up if you're looking for an at-home whitening option.
The kit comes with a double-sided mouth-tray and 20 individual tubes of ionic gel. Choose from Brillant White or Gentle White. You can also buy the gel tubes separately for touch ups - recommended every 3 months or on an as-needed basis.
I should say that I did experience some sensitivity (kind of a burning sensation) in my gums a few times. I laid off the product while the irritation went away, then finished the remaining tubes without any issue.