Send Stains Packing: Rembrandt Intense Stain Dissolving Strips have you covered

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Rembrandt Intense Stain Dissolving Strips

Everyone knows that coffee, tea and wine can stain your teeth. But did you know that soy sauce, berries and curry are also culprits? You may not have them every day like you do coffee (or wine, hey I don’t judge!) but they do harm nonetheless.

I had my teeth professionally whitened a few years ago. It worked well (it should have for $500). But since I’m a big fan of everything on the list above, inevitably stains started popping up again. Plus, beauty bloggers will agree that there’s nothing like having to take close up pictures of yourself smiling on a regular basis to make you judge just how pearly your pearly whites are.

The timing was perfect to try Rembrandt’s Stain Dissolving Strips ($22.99, 56 count), part of their Intense Stain line. And if you’ve ever had a wine stain (on your teeth – or elsewhere), you know intense is a good word to describe it. The strips promise to noticeably whiten tough surface stains in two weeks, and protect against the build-up of future stains by dissolving new surface stains before they have the chance to set.

Closer look of Rembrandt Intense Stain Dissolving Strips

And who better than Rembrandt to put to the task of stain removal? In 1989, they released the first whitening toothpaste on the market and have been upping their game consistently ever since.

Application is super easy. The strips are a cling film that stick to and cover your teeth. All you need to do is make sure you have them on the correct side. To assure that, there’s a little notch on one edge with instructions on where it should be in relation to your thumbs while holding it.

It sounds way more complicated than it is, and once I really understood it, it was an “ah -ha!” moment. I put them on wrong the first time, being the notorious directions skimmer that I am.

Closer look of Rembrandt Intense Stain Dissolving Stripsthis little thing…

Applying Rembrandt Intense Stain Dissolving Strips …goes like this!

They’re made from the same enamel safe ingredient dentists use and they dissolve in 5-10 minutes, though not completely for everyone. They say some people may experience slower dissolution between teeth. That must be me, because I need to brush them to remove any lingering bits (which feel like tiny pieces of paper). But when is having to brush your teeth ever a bad thing? Plus, I find that it’s a small price to pay for a product that works, which these do.

After using them for the promised two weeks, my smile does indeed look brighter. I put them on these after my morning coffee and I like the fact that they were not only working on older stains, but preventing my AM addiction from turning in to a new stain.

So, have a curry with a glass of wine, followed by a a slice of blueberry pie and coffee – Rembrandt Intense Stain: Stain Removing Strips have your teeth covered for any stain situation…literally!

we heartsters, have you tried these or any Rembrandt whitening products? Share your thoughts!

REMBRANDT® INTENSE STAIN® Stain Dissolving Strips dissolve on your teeth in minutes to easily remove tough stains caused by coffee and wine. Get a whiter smile in 2 weeks. Visit to learn more or purchase REMBRANDT® products.

REMBRANDT® INTENSE STAIN® Stain Dissolving Strips & REMBRANDT® INTENSE STAIN® toothpaste together:

REMBRANDT® INTENSE STAIN® platform uses 3x Triple Action ActiShield™ technology to:
• Remove: helps gently remove tough stains like coffee, red wine and tea
• Repel: works like an invisible shield to help repel future stains
• Restore: strengthens the enamel to help prevent daily acid wear

Visit to learn more or purchase REMBRANDT® products.

Disclosure: Compensation and product was provided by REMBRANDT® via Glam Media to facilitate my review. Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies is a sponsor of The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of REMBRANDT® or Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies.


  • Stef Andrews

    Stef is a plethora of things. Amongst them: co-founder of we heart this, photographer, condiment connoisseur, Philly girl in the California desert, borderline hoarder and a hardcore beauty junkie. She also has a touch of wanderlust and, arguably, the cutest dog in the whole world... skin tone: NC 25/30 skin type: oily with a fear of rosacea favorite beauty product: high end skincare and lip products


  1. I am a big fan of the Crest White Strips, so I will be sure to check these out!
    @Stef, did you experience any sensitivity with these strips?

  2. My biggest complaint about other whitening strips is the terrible, sticky way they feel when you peel them off. A strip that dissolves, even if you have to brush off the remnants, sounds like a dream come true. As a fan of Rembrandt whitening toothpaste, I can’t wait to give these strips a try.

    1. @turboterp – yeah, no sticky film with these if you keep them on your teeth only. So apply with dry hands, they will dissolve when in contact with water. For that same reason they are best to use when you plan to not talk for 5 mins. (I like to use them while I’m working) because if you have a lot of lip action going on, they’ll partially dissolve on your lips too. Which isn’t sticky exactly, but it’s better to keep them IN your mouth!

  3. I’ve asked my dentist what is the best one to use and was told Crest White Strips.. I’ve tried them and they work well.. but I have sentitive teeth so that is an issue and want to know if you (@stef) had a problem with that! If not, I’d like to check these out too..

  4. I have thought about giving strips a try. I am not looking for day glow results. I just want slightly younger and fresher looking teeth if that makes any sense. I worry about sensitivity as well. Hmm…maybe I will give Rembrandt a try.

  5. @stef –great review! I have always wanted to get my teeth professionally whitened but, I have never gotten around to it. But, I like this option because I can do it at home on my own timeline because my schedule is CRAZY! Plus, no dental appointment. YAHOO!

  6. I’m super lucky, my dentist offers free whitening services to patients who have healthy teeth/gums! That said, I still look for a quickie whitening product between appointments with my dentist because I’m a fan of pretty much everything on the stain inducing list, too. Whoops!
    I’m also wondering about the sensitivity issue. How well did you fare @Stef ?

    1. What an incentive to brush well!

  7. Right…sensitivity. I’ve found it’s always an issue for me with bleaching products. I guess my teeth are pretty sensitive (sniff!) That being said, the only time that was a real issue with Rembrandt was my first use when I put them on backwards! Other than that, I’ve had occasional twangs, but nothing major at all and way less than I’ve had with other products.

  8. How did these fare with those difficult spots near the edge of teeth? Whitening products seem to only work on the flat of my teeth but near the in-between I still keep stains.

    1. I hear you! You can get these pretty close to being in between your teeth if you apply them right. You just have to use your nail to attach them to that area first, then smooth them over the rest of the tooth surface. It works pretty well, and I have noticed that area lightening.

  9. I know what you mean about being a beauty blogger and taking close up pictures–suddenly I notice my little (and big!) imperfections more than ever!

    I like that these are reasonably priced, and Rembrandt is a great brand for oral care/hygiene products. My only warning is that some whitening products will make your teeth sensitive afterwards.

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