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There have been lots of studies in recent years on the health benefits of a moderate daily consumption of red wine, and now experts are telling us that a cup or two of coffee a day can be beneficial to us as well. This is great news for those of us who like to enjoy these beverages, but not necessarily great news for our teeth. There are also lots of other foods that can discolour our teeth, and age itself is also a factor in yellowing our beautiful pearly whites.
But fear not – you don’t have to resort to expensive dentist whitening solutions in order to bring your teeth back to a beautiful, sparkling white. Recently 25 Go2Girlz product testers sampled LISTERINE® WHITENING™ PLUS RESTORING™ Fluoride Rinse, a unique new product from the makers of LISTERINE®.
LISTERINE® WHITENING™ PLUS RESTORING™ Fluoride Rinse is a new two-in-one formula that whitens and strengthens teeth for a healthy and confident smile. And, because it’s from the makers of LISTERINE® Antiseptic mouthwash, it kills the bacteria that cause bad breath. Simply swish after brushing for 60 seconds twice a day to achieve a noticeably whiter smile while restoring enamel, strengthening teeth and helping prevent tooth decay. Moreover, it’s the only whitening rinse that is recognized by the Canadian Dental Association for strengthening tooth enamel.
More about LISTERINE® WHITENING™ PLUS RESTORING™:
• Safely whitens teeth
• Restores tooth enamel
• Strengthens teeth
• Protects teeth from cavities
• Kills bacteria that causes bad breath
• Great minty flavor
• $9.99 for a 946 ml bottle
• Available in retail outlets across Canada
For more information visit: www.listerine.ca/whiteningrestoring
So: our Go2Girlz tested the product regularly (used twice a day following brushing) for six weeks, and they were pleased with the results. Most of our testers reported a definite whitening effect on their teeth, and many also noted other benefits to using the product, including fewer canker sores and a reduction in tooth sensitivity! All our testers found it easy to use and most enjoyed the fresh, minty taste. By far, the greatest benefit to our testers LISTERINE® WHITENING™ PLUS RESTORING™ Fluoride Rinse was the whitening results at such a reasonable price. Nearly everyone said they would buy this product again and recommend it to friends.
A few of the Go2Girlz noticed some drawbacks to the rinse. The most common drawback reported was that it’s difficult to keep from eating or drinking for 30 minutes after use (especially in the morning) – although all our testers do understand why this is necessary. One or two testers complained that the taste was strong and it was difficult to swish the rinse for a full minute, and a few complained that there was a residue in their mouths following rinsing that they didn’t like.
But overall, our Go2Girlz product testers give LISTERINE® WHITENING™ PLUS RESTORING™ Fluoride Rinse a resounding two thumbs up as a simple, effective and economical way to get, whiterand stronger teeth. Here’s some of what our testers had to say:
Well, the benefits are how white it makes your teeth in such a short time! I am a coffee drinker and I have not had white teeth since I was much younger and now, I feel like a kid with pearly whites! — Enza, mom of 1
Some mouthwashes have a strong alcohol or medicinal taste which turns me off using them after a few times. The flavour of this brand was subtle and not at all imposing. – Elizabeth, mom of 2
Whiter teeth and less sensitive teeth for sure! I had been suffering from sensitive teeth and had gone off my favourite hot drinks and cold foods (like ice cream) because it hurt my teeth so much, and now I drink my daily hot Earl Grey without a wince or even a notice! – Lisa, mom of 2
I would definitely recommend this to a friend. – Tabetha, mom of 2
At first I didn’t think this product would deliver what it says it does, and now I am a loyal customer of this product. It’s not a budget buster which is very important to me and it actually works! – Enza, mom of 1
It offers lots of benefit in one product (healthier teeth, fresh breath, whiter teeth). – Jennifer, mom of 1
I thought Listerine Whitening was an amazing product, good for the gums and teeth… and felt good not to have squishy tapes in the mouth — Marisa, mom of 2