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Teeth were never an issue for me until a couple of years ago when all of a sudden they shifted around leaving me with a wonky smile that I despised. I was 18 when it became clear I needed braces, which of course meant I had to pay for private treatment… not ideal. Usually that amount of money would be out of the question, but a perfect healthy smile was so important for my self confidence that my Mum and I decided it would be worth forking out for braces. It almost felt like fate as I’d been told it’d be a six month wait, yet fortunately they had a cancellation and I was able to get them fitted the exact day that I’d had the consultation. If that’s not luck I don’t know what is! My pain thresh hold is abysmal so I struggled pretty badly with the pain each time they were tightened, but after only one year they were ready to come off. It was the best decision I’ve ever made, so if you’re considering getting braces I strongly suggest you do it!

However, being a regular coffee drinker and spicy food lover really is a recipe for disaster if you want pearly whites, which I most definitely do not have. I’ve always envied people with gleaming white smiles, which is only natural I suppose, but without paying extortionate amounts for private teeth whitening I’m at a bit of a loss. One day perhaps, but on a receptionist’s wage, not happening. I’m tempted to try a few home kits which have good reviews, but I recently came across a post reviewing the Beverly Hills Formula Perfect White Black Toothpaste. Yes you did read that right, it is in fact black toothpaste. I was doing a spot of Christmas shopping this afternoon when I saw the product half price in Superdrug. It would of been rude not to try it, as I always say when I’m trying to justify something, so of course I bought it.

A few days of using it and so far so good, it smells and tastes as minty fresh as ever. When you’re  brushing your teeth with it, it’s actually more of a grey/off white shade as supposed to the initial jet black colour you see when it’s in the tube. It’s possibly too soon to tell but I do actually think my teeth are marginally whiter, from only three days of use! I’m really looking forward to continue using the toothpaste. I’m not expecting miracles, but I am hoping that I’ll notice a gradual change until I can find an affordable more effective and long lasting alternative. Since I’ve paid so much for straight teeth I want to make an effort in maintaining them, so I use the Oral B Vitality Pro White Toothbrush and regularly use a whitening mouthwash. As soon as I get my teeth whiter I’ll be smiling 24/7!

If anyone has come across a home kit that works wonders, please comment below and let me know what it is!


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