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I received these products courtesy of Colgate and Influenster, but all opinions are my own.

I already use love Colgate Optic White toothpaste, so when I was contacted about trying a new product in the Optic White line, I was excited.  I like the toothpaste because it doesn’t taste too minty and it keeps my teeth clean, but I haven’t noticed a difference in the whiteness of my teeth since I started using it.  Then again, I’ve used it for years and I’ve never really looked for a difference!  I’ve used Crest WhiteStrips before, but Ive found that they were difficult to put on, felt icky on my teeth, burned my gums, and didn’t have a lasting effect.  So I wasn’t a fan.

I’ve never tried a whitening gel before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect from this one.  But I was pleasantly surprised!  It was easy to apply, and it did make my teeth look whiter.  The instructions say to apply the gel twice a day, but my teeth are pretty sensitive and I’m not looking for a dramatic whitening change, so I use it once a day, at night.  My only issue with the product is the way the gel feels on my teeth right after I put it on.  It slips off of my teeth a little bit, and it feels pasty and gummy and tastes weird.  Not a bad taste, but more of an “Is this safe?!” taste.  It’s not pleasant, but it’s easier and feels much better than whitening strips.

Would I buy this product again?  Perhaps.  If I run out of the gel and want some more, than definitely!  I also like that the whitening gel goes inside the base of the toothbrush: it makes it easy to just brush, whiten, go!

Do you use teeth whitening products?  Have you tried the Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Built-In Whitening Pen?