Luckily, I've found that it needn't require several (expensive) trips to the dentist or hours and hours of wearing uncomfortable and unsightly gum shields to achieve sparkly teeth.
If you follow me on Instagram, you will have been inundated (sorry about that!) with photographs, including one or ten selfies, from my brothers wedding at the weekend. Knowing that there would be lots of family photographs, I wanted to make sure that my teeth were super-duper white for the occasion. I did some research, otherwise known as Google, and read so many amazing reviews for Crest Whitening Strips but they were so inexpensive they sounded too good to be true....
It cost approximately £42 for 25 whitening treatments (top and bottom) including postage.
The strips are so easy to use, you simply peel them off the piece of plastic and place the longer strip on your upper teeth and the shorter one on your lower teeth and leave them on for 30 minutes. That's it.
I used them once a day for the first five days and noticed a MASSIVE difference. In all honesty, I wasn't really expecting them to work all that well so I didn't even bother taking any 'before' pictures. Not only did I notice a difference myself but other people who didn't even know that I had been using them also commented that my teeth were looking really white too.
After the initial five days, I continued to use them about twice a week for a month and then about five times the week before the wedding to make sure they were as white as they could go.
One piece of advice to anyone using the strips: SET A TIMER for 30 minutes. Trust me, I learned the hard way and forgot I had them on and left them on for over an hour. Oh my days, the PAIN!!!
I bought my Crest Whitestrips Professional Effects online here for £41.99 (25 treatments). They are really great value and arrived two days after ordering them with free postage.
So many members of my family have also started using them because of my results and I really cannot recommend them enough.
If you suffer from sensitive teeth, I would definitely incorporate a toothpaste such as Sensodyne to make sure that the strips don't make the problem any worse.
And on that note, I'll leave you with this 90s classic. SMILE! :)