68% of reviewers recommend
I have used this product before and slowly started to see results but I stopped using it for a couple of months. My prom is coming up so I decided to use this to whiten my teeth again, after using it, my mouth felt a little sting but I thought it was normal because I haven't used it in so long. The entire night, I thought my gums were inflamed because I felt irritation in my mouth which I thought would go away soon. The next morning I woke up for school, my entire upper lip was swollen and I still feel pain and irritation. I don't think I will be using this product again.
Used this product a for 2 days according to directions. On day 3 I stopped using the product due to pain and swelling on my upper lip. The inside of my mouth is burned and my lip is swollen. It is day 5 today and the swelling is worse. I called the company to complain, and really they offered nothing. I do not have particularly sensitive teeth and gums normally. This product is dangerous.
Not Recommended by MAS
I just purchased this product earlier today from my local grocery store (Food Lion)....I am somewhat of a heavy smoker and my teeth are not extremely yellow but I notice a slight darker shade than usual. I was initially looking for a teeth whitening system to use that was inexpensive and because all the other whiteners where sold out I thought to try this. I did everything step by step as the box said the first time I used it. I wasn't to fond of the mouth guard at all...I tried it for 20 min and I did feel a slight tingle of my gums but nothing major. It was also difficult to keep in longer because you will drool using the mouth guard so I had ample paper towels (which was annoying). After the 20 min, I rinsed and noticed that only the bottom of my top teeth were slightly whitened (because of the stupid mouth guard). I brushed my teeth and gums with my toothpaste (Arm & Hammer Peroxide) to insure all gel residue was gone, rinsed well & waited about an hour and I did the process again applying the gel on each tooth (the ones visible when I smile) with a q-tip and I let it stay on for about 30 min. I rinsed with crest mouth washed and noticed a much better result...not pure white but definitely a shade whiter. So after all the hassle, I'm glad I kinda did it my own way. I think I'll wait a day or two to repeat....but definitely worth investing!!!
Recommended by Briana
I have always use this product, and have been very well satisfied. I just wanted to comment on the tube of plus white that I purchased 10-5-13. The crimped top has a hole in it. My husband and I have been using it for a while " a couple of weeks" when I noticed this problem. I am not sure if the air has ruined the product or not. I do hope to get a response as to what to do. or if there is anything I can do. Thank you
Recommended by Patty
I have been looking for an inexpensive way to whiten my teeth, and when I saw Kandee Johnson's new video of her using this product I automatically jumped at it because of it's low price. I tried it out, and found that it didn't really work. I heard that they recently changed the formula, and I also heard that the older formula was a lot better. I have tried it again for about a week, but it did not whiten my teeth at all. I do NOT recommend this product because it did not succeed in whitening my teeth at all. I am now going out to purchase the Crest 3D white strips even though I did not want to spend that much money. Please do not buy this product until they go back to their original formula, because it's new formula does not work. Have a great day!Michelle(:
Not Recommended by Michelle
I'd been using this product for over ten years and it worked great. Recently, they changed the formula and it now isn't worth a damn. The old three ounce tube had a wintergreen flavor. The new two ounce tube has just a bitter flavor. A typical case of not leaving well enough alone. They must have hired the guy who invented the New Coke years ago.
Not Recommended by JC
It works alright so far. My teeth were already reasonably white to begin with, so maybe its more dramatic if your teeth are bit more stained. This is my second day using it and I'm excited for the results. If you just want reasonably above average whiteness I definitely suggest this product. It definitely makes it white, but not exactly vivid so far, you know? It's 10 bucks for the whole kit so hey. & I've only had it for two days. & as to the people complaining about it making them split blood and other horror stories, are you sure you're using it correctly? It's contains peroxide and it's on your TEETH! You can't just treat it like nail polish or washable marker. You have to be careful.
Recommended by Jojo
Hallelujah. Cheap and awesome. I first used this with a mail order custom tray and loved the results, especially since I wore it 2x a day for 30 minutes with very little sensitivity. I already had fairly light teeth but these got them very light in 1 week. Very happy with this product and i'm glad they make it. Only for people that really take care in how to use it though.
Recommended by Laura
This product is awesome!!! totally works i seen a huge difference ;)
Bought this item on Ebay, because it is not availible in my country, payed too much for this stuff, have been using for about a week as told 2 times a day 20 minutes each time- no difference at all! I started to use this product bacause my teeth a bit yellowish because of smoking. My lips and gums seem to be a bit irritated but does not hurt, also there is uncomfortable feeling after this gel- like some polish went tru. I will quit using this product, the only thing that was working for me were strips, they are expensive, but totally worth it!
Not Recommended by kate
for the people who whitend their gums, dont squeeze the gel on the mouth tray apply it to your teeth with a qtip to avoid getting on your gums..duh. i use this every once and a while when im bored and it works great everytime! no sensitivity at all keeps my teeth looking nice and white all the time i love it. id much rather buy this then a 50 dollar box of strips.
i did the q tip application strategy that you came up with and still turned my gums white ....i wouldn't recommend this product
Upon opening the tube for the first time the gel plopped out of the tube onto my lips, a small dot on my upper lip and a larger glob on my lower lip, upon removing it, it was like gum stuck to something, my upper and bottom lip are burned and swollen, I called the company, they had a message, "Due to a high volume of calls we are unable to take your call, please leave your name and number and we will return your call." That was Thursday August 2, 2012, this is Saturday August 4, 2012, no response. So I took pictures of my lips, I should have done that a couple of days ago before all of the medication I have put on them. Monday will be a trip to the dentists office, more money, the company providing this gel should be responsible and call back and offer to pay for the costs endured by the people who trusted their product.
Not Recommended by Carol (sold at Dollar Gen
When I opened my box today, I was surprised to see the bottle so bloated. It was obvious the contents were under pressure, so I am not sure why you thought it was a good idea to open it so close to your face. Didn't you think it would be smart to open a pressurized container AWAY from your lips, nose and more importantly, eyes?
You are correct, I wasn't paying attention to how close the tube was, I was reading the directions and didn't realize it was going to spurt out like that. I would never take a chance like that on purpose, I also have a cornea transplant, thank God I had my glasses on when it happened.
Recommended by Aaron
THIS PRIDUCT SUCKS!....dont buy it!.....the first two time i used it it worked fine.....then the next day i got it all ready and it was burning my mouth!!!after i spit it out i noticed that the damn thing whitened my gum!....now my gums are sore,full of blishers and completely white...and plus it tastes awful....
Not Recommended by Jonathan
It works very well! The first day I saw improvement... It didn't burn my gums at all! (i think it burns other peoples mouth because they have sensitive teeth...)I use this product once or twice a week but not every day.I would definitely recommend this!!!! =D
Recommended by Anonymous
I loooove this looooove this! I have kinda not whitiish teeeth and I only used it once and instantly i see results! No problemos! Haha c: awesome! And to make the tray more comftorable put it in boiling water and then take it out and put it in your mouth and bite hard to math you teeth shapes. <3 it!
Recommended by Fidelia
Brilliant stuff. I use a pea size of this onto my electric toothbrush, brush gently 2x a day my teeth looks so much better than before
I used this twice a day for two days. On the third day using it it totally burned my gums and made them really red and white in one place. It was working great until it burned me.
Not Recommended by Kendal
I have been using this product for about a week. My teeth started off looking pretty gross since i drink coffee and smoke but now they are so white :) I love this product.
First of all i do not reccomend the product if you already have natural white looking teeth this product will not get your teeth much whiter so dont be suprised if you dont see a big difference my teeth were already quit white how ever i did see some difference but not as white as i wanted them the whiter the better for me for the price which is between 8 to 11 dollors you really cant go wrong i use the product once a week to maintain the whitness on my teeth it works great if you have stained teeth then the product should work great for you as you should see a big difference follow the instructions on the box do the things your supposed to do and not apply the bleach to your gums !! this will cause burning which is not the products problem the product is for your teeth not gums only you can deal with that. The plus white 5 minute speed whitenning system is a great cheap way of whitenning your teeth at home its available in most big stores in the US such as walmart walgreens big pharmacies the product is not available in the uk websites like amazon ebay have the product.
Recommended by Jake
Do NOT USE THIS PRODUCT!!!!! My gums blistered I bleeded my I got rare moth zits white spots. Worked about the same as NOT whitning tooth paste NEVER USE I ended up in the Emergacy room And now I have to spend $50 on special healing tooth paste that last about a week so add a couple hundred dollars on that price because the docter said If Im luckey I will only have to use It for 2 years. DO NOT TAKE THE CHANCE.
Not Recommended by James
James I wish I had seen this before I opened the tube, I am left blistered and miserable, when I opened the tube it just plopped right out on my lips. All I can do is wait for them to heal while I look like a zombie from this stuff. I almost went to the emergency room, but I went to a pharmacist at the drug store and she said to just keep it covered with some type of moisture and it will heal in time. Well this is an unnecessary waiting of time, this product should be taken off of the shelves. When I called the company they said due to a high volume of calls leave my name and number and they will call me back, I haven't heard from them and I imagine I know why there is a high volume of calls.
OMG. NOT a good experience!! Only used this product for 2 days. The 1st day saw no change in my teeth. The 2nd day was brutal. After 4 minutes in my mouth I felt a "cutting" sensation like the bottom of the mouthpeice was cutting into me. I thought that to be impossible since it has all smooth edges. So I rearranged the mouthpiece and suffered through the sensation. The pain stopped after 8 minutes of my 20 minute session. After 20 minutes I took the mouthpiece off and rinsed the gel off my teeth. Blood and some "chunks" were spit out. I almost PASSED OUT at what I saw. The entire lower teeth/gum line was pure white and very numb. As I touched the area I could feel NOTHING. It was as if I was looking at exposed bone. I rinsed and rinsed some more. Took a picture immediately. After 10 minutes of rinsing and using only my finger to brush the gums I finally saw some pink color. But my gum-line is now noticeably lower. I believe I'm at a tooth-root level of gum recession!!!!! There is NO WAY to contain the gel on the lower plate. No doubt I had to much in the tray but how do you control the gel seepage on the lower part of the tray? (The cartoon of the "bead" they show on the box doesn't give the user an idea of the appropriate amount to disperse. I hope I didn't do permanent damage!!! Be Careful with this stuff. I DOES have action. But it didn't whiten my teeth!!!
Not Recommended by rick
I think its called 5 min for a reason
Then they need to remove the time options from the box and the tube. When it says up to 20 minutes I'll assume that means 20 minutes. If that gguidance wasn't in print I would have followed the suggested time frame. Thanks for being a smarty and not very helpful. Call the Co. and have them reprint the instructions if 20 minutes wasn't a user option.
well like any other type of treatment its best to take it slow, "up to 20 minutes" i would use common sense and keep it down to 5 minutes on my first sessions...
Works well for the price... Don't expect it to make you're teeth or tooth perfect and use as directed!
Recommended by jason h.
For the money it's home run, one thing that helps with the consistency is when is when you go to use it mush the tube to mix the gel for like a minute and then put it in the tray. I have no gum issues so I have no discomfort, but if you have gingivitis or periodontal disease you need to have that addressed first and foremost. A good Idea is to use Listerine for 30 days before, it will cure mild to moderate cases of gingivitis and loose or receding gums. Anyone who I have talked to says the product makes you salivate, and I have noticed I do as well ---it will touch you gums, tongue, and general inner mouth region so whether you use the tray or not if you have reactions to the formula stop using it. But compared to what the dentist charges for their system and the sensitivity you get from it---------------this is way better, near same results and doesn't cause enamel issues like the dentist formula.
Recommended by Tony
I've only used this product for four days. And not even morning and night as it recommended. I know I should have, but I've been just too busy or away from home. I thought that this would mean that I wouldn't be getting the results I've been wanting... but amazingly, after just using it a total of four times over four days it has worked. For five bucks you can't go wrong. Now my teeth were mildly stained. I don't drink a lot of coffee or red wine, but they were turning noticeably yellow. I decided to use this product and got amazing results... and the tube isn't even half empty!
Recommended by Kyle
I have used this product for a week and a half, twice a day, as directed. I have gotten VERY LITTLE results and the only way I can tell there are any results at all is by comparing teeth I have been using it on to teeth I have not. I have been left with bleeding gums, dry cracked lips, and the same teeth. I'm done. For $5.00 it was worth a shot but you get what you pay for!
Does Plus White eat away at tooth enamel?
Recommended by jeff
PRODUCT SHOULD NEVER BE RUNNY! If you have this problem, take it back to the store and check the next box before you check out. I live in AZ and have this same problem from time to time when purchasing the gel at Wal-Mart. They were very happy to exchange it. I like this gel for its value and effectiveness, but you have to be careful for sensitivity.
I bought this stuff yesterday and used it this morning. I got ready to use the whitening gel, only to find out it was liquid and not gel. Is there something wrong with the kit i purchased, I mean how are you suppose to apply this "liquid" to the top and bottom of the mouth guard. I planning to take it back to the store and see if all the others are liquid like this one. Can anyone give me any suggestions?
They have changed the formula so it doesnt get runny. BUt if it is take it back.
started today i used it for 10 mintues got a slight burning on the gums but big time results. i'm hoping i don't get any problems in the futher like some of you guys, women you should definitly try it there is nothing sexier than a woman with a bright white smile!!!!!!
Recommended by Honie Dip
Hi I started using this product (the original) about a year ago and it works wonders for me, the whitening is instant and only takes 15 minutes a day, however after reading a lot of reviews on here it seems people are not following instructions correctly!You can not get any peroxide tooth product on your gums or it will burn like hell and blister! like they tell you on the box, apply the gel with a q tip, or cotton bud, directly to teeth for accuracy (not gums) and wipe off any excess with Q tip, and then put your mouth guard on top! If mouth guard is uncomfortable do just the top teeth first, once finished do bottom I hope this helps x
Recommended by haile miller
There isn't much you can do when it just comes gushing out of the tube onto your lips. I am in pain and miserable, using orajel to be able to sleep at night and both lips swollen to the point of embarrassment.
Sorry to hear that you are so uncomfortable! I'm just wondering how is it gushing out of the tube on to your lips? Are you like,... tipping it in from above? For starters don't follow the instructions on the box! You need to apply a very thin layer with a Q tip to each individual tooth and then put your tooth guard in for up to 20 mins MAX and then rinse off and brush your teeth! be very careful when applying not to get it on your gums or lips if you feel a slight sting rub off excess or just rinse it out there and then as it only gets worse. Hope this helps. xxx (actually Maybe you are having an allergic reaction in which case maybe you should stop)
Anonymous, it was like there was pressure in the tube, as I opened it, it just gushed out.
Brian, FloridaNov 24 '11my son used this product,and with in 4 days was in the emergency room. His gums blistered so bad that they had to put him on antibiotics, and both lips and cheeks swelled so bad that he has not been able to eat and has lost 18 lbs.
Not Recommended by Brian
Brian, I am afraid your son has down syndrome. PLUS WHITE FOREVER!
Your son has had an allergic reaction... I would never use anything like this on a child without knowing if he was allergic to it or not. While you were at Emerge did you get an allergy test? There's no need to write a negative review for an incident like that.
But are his teeth white now?
You people find humor in this? His son might be 40 years old for all you know. This is not funny at all, I am ashamed at the replies to this person. You are not the ones in pain from this stuff, I am 60 years old and I am in pain from it, Brian, I would like to apologize for the ignorant remarks these people made and just consider that the 5 Minute Whitening System may have affected their brains.
The people who wrote those comments, obv work for this company and are completely ignorant to this mans feelings on how the product has worked for his son, these people are obv trying to get the ratings up!! assholes
I love this stuff i have used it probably for over 5 years now and never had a problem. Everyone asks how i keep my teeth white and i never tell them cause i want this to be my hidden secret. This stuff works wonders. Sometimes my gums burn but not bad and use it twice a week and that is all i need to keep my teeth white. I would recommend this over any other product
Recommended by Sarah
This product did not work for me at ALL!!!! don't buy it was a waste of my 7 dollars
Not Recommended by Anonymous
Do not use it !! My gums are a disaster, they start bleeding after a week and can't stop it, and I only used 1 tube of it. I went to the dentist and she did a deep cleaning with no results, so she send me to the periodontical surgery clinic.I'm thinking seriusly to sue this mother#$%^& company.This shit destroyed my last 3 years since my breath is horrible and can't approach somebody else. I'm really mad.
Not Recommended by wayne
Wayne, how the heck could you go thru a tube of this product in a week?
You were obviously not following the instructions for proper usage. I think your breath problems indicate a more serious health issue.
No no no I didnt finished the tube, I throw the f.... tube away. I did follow the instructrions right. i really think that government send bacteria inside this product to affect the health's people and then make the people empty their wallet to the dentist desk. there is no other explanation.
I have always ALWAYS wanted Angelina Joles smile. The white teeth that make others never wnt to look away. I have tried the Crest whiteing strips sooo many times and after days and days of dealing with the nasty painful process i gave up all hope. 5 minute whitening kit is AMAZING. yeah my gums got a little white dot on it here and there very rare. but i think its worth that if it makes peoples mouths drop when they see me smile....dont you?BEST PRODUCT EVER:)
Recommended by Abby Hanson
Well I only started using it a few days ago. It has worked somewhat. But has anyone else gotten white spots on your gums? I don't know exactly what it is. Maybe blistering? I don't know. It burns a little but not as bad as some of the reviews have said. It's cheap, and worth a try. Overall, not bad.
works really good, ive only used it twice but for thirdy minutes each time. first time saw some results but not much, second time, i noticed my teeth were really white!! (: i recommend buying it, but looking at the comments, there are obviously different results for different people. you should definitely try it for how cheap the price is. good luck.
Recommended by bobo
Great product :D I noticed results after 3 days.all u have to do is leave it on your teeth for 15 minuets twice a day place a warm towel after the minuets r up in the gel thats on your teeth and TAADAA!! Gorgeoys teeth.but my gums got kinfa sensitive so I just,took a break from thr gel
Recommended by Mookmouth
Used it for a week for 10 to 15 minutes- nothing happened except it burnt my gums! I've stopped using it. Not only do I still have yellow teeth, now I have to nurse burnt, inflamed gums as well. Such a waste of money however cheap it is. Anyone have a suggestion to treat burnt gums from this product?
Not Recommended by alohamcl
My teeth were really yellow & I bought a tube of this stuff yesterday. Last night I tried it out. I left it on my teeth for exactly 10 minutes & now my teeth are at least 2 shades lighter. I'm so amazed that it even worked that fast. I thought it would take weeks to see a difference. :D
Recommended by Drupatee
I have used this product for quite some time and I loved it! It was absolutely amazing. I finally ran out of my old bottle and decided to purchase a new one. I don't know if it's just my bottle or if they changed the formula, but I find that this product doesn't work as well as it used to. The consistency is slightly different and I'm not noticing much results anymore. I might try another bottle to make sure if it was just the bottle I had boughten that was a dud. Other than the fact that my new bottle isn't as good, I will still continue to use the product. I say if you're thinking about buying it, go for it! It's affordable!
Recommended by Kristina
With the mouth tray, that's like a teeth guard in football, it works great !! Actually excellent !!
Recommended by James
Made my gums blister and my lips swollen for a day. Also left my gums extremely sensitive for a week. Tasted Awful. Felt Awful. Worked Awful. Just plain... AWFUL!!!
Not Recommended by Jackie
my son used this product,and with in 4 days was in the emergency room. His gums blistered so bad that they had to put him on antibiotics, and both lips and cheeks swelled so bad that he has not been able to eat and has lost 18 lbs.
I have used Plus White gel for years. It was great. I say "WAS" because last year they started messing with the formular and the stuff no longer works. The old stuff would get your teeth super white in about a week or two. Even my dentist asked me how I got my teeth so white. Then Plus White changed and it was like vasoline. They changed again saying its the "Oringinal" Plus White but it no longers works. Save your money and just put some toothpaste in your tray. It will work about the same as the new Plus White Gel.
Not Recommended by Ric
hi, i want to order online this thing and i need to know what colour the box of the new stuff has, because i have to choose betwen 2 types, a red box or a blue box, and i can`t see the ingredientes on the back of the box... i suppose one has the old formula and the other has that new formula that doesn`t work... can anyone help??
Not sure what to put besides the fact that it works pretty decent... For $7.00 at Walmart, its worth it. If your looking for drastic results quick... goto a dentist and get them bleached and whitened there. However, this is not a bad thing to throw in your daily oral hygiene. Especially after getting bleached and whitened. This def would help maintain that white smile.
Recommended by Kyle Mortimer
I was looking on this web site for affordable teeth whitening products and saw how in-expensive this was and that it had good reviews. I went to Walgreens and bought it yesterday for only like $7, I have used it twice and can already see results! My gums are also really sensitive to whitening strips so those were out of the question. This has worked great for me and doesn't cause any discomfort.
Recommended by Jen
I used it twice a day for almost 2 weeks, usually about 20 minutes at a time. No results. My teeth weren't horrible to begin with but I expected a couple shades especially after reading so many positive reviews :( It stinks because nothing has ever worked on my teeth and all the money has added up (this obviously not being a huge waste at all, worth a shot at least)
Not Recommended by jen
This is my 3rd tube of Plus White. Each tube has been different. Here are my experiences:1st tube: Gross, chunky mess that didn't foam nor whiten teeth very well. It had a strange taste and stuck to the teeth in a weird way. Apparently, that chunky version was their first 'reformulation.'2nd tube: Very nice gel consistency, that they had recently gone back to the original version (or so I had read on here). I did notice a difference in my teeth, but there was a huge drawback. This version contained Phosphoric Acid. It is used in whitening products to help dissolve stains. But it burned my gums so badly, eventually I had to stop using it. When I used it again, I applied with my finger...and it burned my finger! I threw it out right then and there.3rd and most recent tube: I checked first and found NO phosphoric acid. Still has a great gel-like consistency, and a mint-ish flavor that is mildly sweet. Has not burned my gums. I have only used this one for 3 days so I cannot yet comment on the whitening ability. I have seen slight change, but my teeth were somewhat white to begin with.Hope this helped. I used all versions with a molded sports mouthguard, purchased for 99 cents at Wal-Mart. Each use I left on for 20 minutes.
Recommended by Jennifer
Woops, I meant to rate it in HIGH for Affordability. It is cheap!
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