Whiten your Smile with Rembrandt and Reach

We review Rembrandt’s Deeply White 2 Hour Whitening Kit, plus a whole lot more!

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Let’s face it some of the best things in life are free – like a smile. But the truth is your teeth can be very telling and they are not telling any “white” lies.

Oh yes, I am calling out my teeth for being a tattle tail for what is going on in life. Stains can appear from too much coffee, tea or red wine. If you have lipstick or food on your teeth, one could be accused of not paying close attention to the small details. I was thrilled when I got test out some teeth whitening products from the likes of Rembrandticon and Reachicon, because I want those little tattle tails to be silenced.

First up is the Reach Total Care plus Whitening Toothbrushicon ($3.99) which boasts CaCO3 micra whitening technology. This is the only toothbrush delivering whitening power with its MICRAWHITENING™ Calcium Carbonate bristles. Now I confess, I typically do not use a manual toothbrush but, I FELL IN LOVE with this one.

This tooth brush has a special flexible touch and feel. It is easy to hold in your hand and reach various places and angles. This is the first manual brush I have used that has this flexibility to it. It also kind of gently massaged my mouth. And I especially loved the tongue cleaner feature because I want that whole mouth clean feeling.

Of course, we all know that flossing your teeth is a key part of healthy teeth and gums. The Reach Total Care plus Whitening Flossicon ($3.29) was kind of a revelation. Why? I am a results driven person. When I saw what came out of my teeth when I flossed, I was shocked.

This Reach floss has micro-grooves flex technology combined with the power of baking soda. Together they work to help grab and remove twice the amount of plaque compared to other to flossing products. I was thrilled to see that this wasn’t just PR promises, but visibly apparent when I flossed my teeth.

Finally, I was a happy camper with the quality and strength of this floss. I really appreciated that the Total Care plus Whitening floss did not shed or unravel like some brands do.

On my quest for the mega watt smile (yes, Stef, I am talking about you and your pearly whites with a bit of longing and envy), I got to try the Rembrandt Deeply White 2 Hour Whitening Kit icon($22.99).

This kit is designed to whiten your teeth in one two-hour setting. Hydrogen Peroxide is the active whitening ingredient found in the eight applicators. The applicators are used on both the upper and lower teeth, so the package contains a total of four whitening sessions.

The whitening process works by the applying the whitening gel to both the upper and lower trays provided. The trays are worn on the teeth for 20 minutes and then removed for 10 minutes. Additional gel is added to the trays and they are again worn for 20 minutes and then off for 10 minutes. This process is repeated four times, and takes a total time of two hours.

While this kit is easy to use and effective, it felt like a long process. And my gums did feel a bit sensitive after the process. However, you are not obligated to complete the entire two hour session. I have a friend who loves this product, but only does about an hour session each time. Additionally, from my experience, you do not have to complete all four sessions to see results. I noticed whiter teeth after my very first use.

Rembrandt also offers four toothpaste formulas and I was able to test two tubes. Their Deeply White plus Peroxide Whitening Toothpasteicon in Fresh Mint ($7.29) again uses peroxide to remove stains and is formulated for superior whitening. Rembrandt states that this toothpaste not only whitens, it also restores enamel.

I also brushed with Rembrandt’s Intense Stain Whitening Toothpaste with Fluorideicon ($7.29), another whitening toothpaste that also removes stains and restores enamel.

top: Intense Stain, bottom: Deeply White + Peroxide

A closer look reveals that both formulations have fluoride in the toothpaste. And I did notice a moderate amount of whitening right away with both products. As a tester, not a dentist, I cannot measure if my enamel was restored. However, I will note that both toothpastes have a very unique mint taste. I am not saying this was a bad thing, but it took a bit to get used to. There is not a lot of product in each tube, which makes it a bit expensive per ounce. But I think these toothpastes would be great for use after sipping too much coffee or wine.

Overall, my teeth are happier, and a little whiter and brighter after testing this arsenal of stain fighters from Reach and Rembrandt. If you’re in need of a little brightening this holiday season, skip the dentist’s office and check your drugstore aisles for these effective and affordable options.

Testers – what did you think of these whitening products?
Readers – what do you use to keep your teeth bright?

Holly is a Midwestern gal living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She loves gardening, animals and is a skin care junkie. Holly is always on the quest to try something new or old and live the best life possible.

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10 Comments

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    mandabear

    For a daily coffee drinker, my teeth are not badly stained. I walked into a random tooth whitening kiosk at the mall by my old place and I was thrilled (and surprised) to see that I was on the “whiter” end of the spectrum! I don’t do anything serious for whitening, I just use a whitening toothpaste.

    I need a new toothbrush though and that one looks – dare I say – stylish and cute?!

    Great post @hao9703 :)

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    lyssachelle

    I got to try the Rembrandt Intense Stain Whitening Toothpaste, the Reach Total Care plus Whitening Floss and the Reach Total Care plus Whitening Toothbrush, and I am so glad I did!

    The Reach Total Care toothbrush is my favorite of the three; the bendy handle REALLY does make a difference in my brushing. My one brushing problem is that I sometimes don’t always get near the gum line in some areas, but this brush makes it easy to get everywhere. It’s not even something I would have considered that my brushing routine was lacking until I tried it!

    I have really good teeth that stay fairly white (totally genetics and I pay for it in other areas, TRUST ME) so when I try a whitening product, I tend to see the results within a week or two because my teeth get super white. I can definitely vouch for the Rembrandt Intense Stain toothpaste’s whitening power on milder stains; my teeth gleamed after just a couple of weeks of brushing with it.

    I don’t know if the Reach Total Care floss helped with the whitening, but I did really like the floss in general! It seemed to really get down deep without being painful or cutting into my gums; I know that’s an issue with lots of people and why they don’t floss as often, but this floss didn’t seems to hurt! :-)

    Overall, I really liked these products, especially the Total Care toothbrush! I am with @hao9703, the price point seems a bit high for the Rembrandt toothpaste, but if it is whitening you’re after and this works as well for you as it did for me, it might be worth it!

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    lucylemonade

    I’m a heavy coffee drinker, so I do get some staining. I got to try the Rembrant Intense Stain toothpaste, and Reach toothbrush and whitening floss.

    I really love the Rembrant Intense Stain, it whitened my teeth without irritation to my gums or any increased sensitivity. Using it with the floss helped to even out my whiteness overall. One thing I always find is that the edge of my teeth remain stained, the Whitening Floss helped to get rid of those edge stains.

    I’m a big fan of the toothbrush as well, nice enough for my sensitive gums but makes my teeth feel nice and clean afterward! 5 stars for me!

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    irene

    I have used Crest Whitening Strips before and liked them.. but I’d love to try Rembrant Intense Stain to see if it can pull my vanilla swirl color teeth a shade lighter.. and that tooth brush looks amazing! I love the way it looks.. like you can get to any tooth with it! I like that you did not have increased sensitivity with this product. That’s huge! Will check into this soon! Great review!

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    Mel

    I tested the Deeply White 2 hour Whitening Kit and the Deeply White + peroxide toothpaste. For $23 at the drugstore compared to $200 at the dentist for the custom trays and gel, I’m very impressed! The kit was easy to use and worked well. You dip the trays in hot water for about 5 seconds then place each over your teeth and press to mold them to your bite. They don’t fit as well as custom made trays of course from the dentist, but they are a step up from the generic whitening strips since they do somewhat mold to your own bite. They’re a bit looser and so they slide around slightly, but not much. The sliding causes some of the product to move and not stay in place doing its job. It also for me meant a lot of saliva buildup in the 20 minute rounds. I had to breathe through my nose and keep my head up near the end so I wouldn’t drool, because you don’t want to swallow the product either. It wasn’t very difficult though and I kept myself busy for the 20 minute intervals looking through mail, email, reading and the time flew by! I got a little sensitive by the third 20 minute round (out of 4 rounds total), so I skipped the last one, because I noticed whitening already – actually it was noticeable after the first session. What’s also a bonus is the amount of product you’re given. One ampule is supposed to be for each tray each session, but I found that one ampule was plenty for both the upper and the lower trays…so I’ll get to do this whole two hour round another time for the price of one! The results are really good for the price. I don’t see perfectly uniform whitening on every tooth, but again I think that’s because the trays aren’t perfectly custom fit to my exact bite – but you also have to spend a hefty price for that. So for the excellent price, these are great results.

    The toothpaste helps to keep the stain away and I think helps to even out the whitening too – although I’d like to try that floss for more evening! I’m not a big fan of the taste either. It’s slightly minty but mostly peroxide flavored! It doesn’t seem to have much breath freshening abilities either. So for the price of it, I don’t think it’s something I’d be buying again. I’d say just go for the trays for the most bang for your buck and maybe have the toothpaste on hand for the touchups. Overall, a four star product from me!

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    lipglossandspandex

    Am I a total nerd because I was excited that I knew that CaCO3 is calcium carbonate? Yep.

    I like Rembrandt products. I’ve tried out their whitening strips and felt like they did a good job getting my teeth whiter faster. There was a bit of sensitivity but nothing major. I’d be curious to try the trays, and the toothpaste. I drink a LOT of tea and coffee and red wine.

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    Tyna Werner

    I tested the Intense Stain Whitening Toothpaste and was pleasantly surprised to notice some whitening action from the toothpaste alone. To be honest, I thought you would need to use the toothpaste in along with the whitening kit to see results, but the Intense Stain paste did work on its own. I liked the scent – a soft mint with a sort of baking soda and medicinal mix as well. And I was also happy to see these toothpastes contained some fluoride as well. I agree the price is a bit steep for a tube of toothpaste, so I made mine last by using it as an after coffee toothpaste – and stuck to my fave drugstore staple at night. Considering that the Intense Stain whitens more than any other toothpaste I’ve tried, I think it’s worth the extra few buck, especially for those of use that enjoy lots of coffee, tea and/or wine! Four stars – less one for the price.
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