54% of reviewers recommend
These are ok, slight difference, but honestly I smoke so maybe my stains are just super deep. Slight tingling/ burning, nothing I'd complain about, just mentioning because this is a review. I'm gonna do this again next week and see if it works better. Oh, and it made me drool a lot, so have a spit cup available.
Not Recommended by Cary
I paid $14.99 for the DEEPLY WHITE version of the Rembrandt 2 hr kit at Target. My teeth were a little yellow from lots of coffee, tea, and soda drinking over the last couple of years. I used a full capsule for each tray, did each treatment for 20 minutes, and took a 10 minute break in between. I followed the instructions to the letter, and my results were wonderful! My teeth are definitely a couple of shades whiter(which is all I really needed). I recommend rising, drying, and keeping your customized molded teeth trays, and buying the cheap-o $5 Plus White brand gel and using that in the trays so that you don't have to keep re buying the $15 kit every month or two. If you do this exactly as you're supposed to, it should work great! I only had very light discomfort, a VERY dull tingle in my "sensitive" tooth, and a light burning sensation on my tongue. However, there was no redness, no swelling, no bleeding, and no bleaching! I waited about 15 minutes after finishing the last application to brush my teeth, though. I brushed the front of my teeth with my Crest whitening toothpaste very gently, and didn't have any bleeding. Don't use mouthwash until the next day, though. That stung like a b****!
Recommended by Savannah
I am an orthodontic assistant and I have tried all kinds of bleaching products. This one is by far the fastest and least "painful" bleaching I've ever used. My teeth went from regular looking to bright, beautiful white teeth. Impressive results in such little time and for that price, amazing! Highly recommended!My teeth were of course sensitive for a day or so but nothing unbearable. I love this stuff!!
Recommended by Cesar
I had braces for 3 years and when I finally got them off I saw my teeth were white but not a comfortable white to me. So I decided to try a few whitening kits. This one has worked the best so far, I have a noticeably whiter smile. Although there is a slight discomfort, but not unbearable. I used one ampule for each application.
Recommended by Alexandra
i just tried the white kit and my teeth are not completely white however it did remove all the stains i did not get any sensativity or burning or anything it went great i recommend using half a tube in each tray per application thats prob why i didnt have the problems others had and i have another hole treatment for a week from now :)
Just finished the 4th application 10 minutes ago, there was a tinge of pain in my teeth but nothing like the effects the others are describing. I took pictures of my teeth after each application, and after the fourth one I only noticed a slight change in whitening. There is also a spot whiter then the rest on one of my teeth, hopefully it's not to noticeable and will go away within the next few days. Overall I would probably suggest buying regular whitening strips then using this.
I used this product 5 days ago and while my teeth do look much whiter I still cannot brush my teeth, eat, or drink without excruciating pain. My gums swelled so bad that I had a hard time even speaking, and the next morning they were peeling and bleeding. I understand that these effects do not happen to everyone - or maybe just not as bad but I would not suggest using the product even just in case.. it is not worth this pain.
Not Recommended by bb
I have used a lot of whiteners, even te crest strips causes sensitivity. Any kind of bleach is going to do that. The trick is to use in moderation until you know how the product will affect you. I used about a half of the gel packet for both trays (one packet for two treatments), then took them out, rinsed, an brushes my teeth with a soft children's toothbrush. I repeated this each time. During the treatment, I used a q-tip (as stated in the instructions) to wipe any overuse of gel that got on my gums or mouth. I did have a bad taste in my mouth for about the first 2 minutes of each application, but the absorption from the q-tips helped a lot with that. Yes, it may sound like a lot of work, but if you don't want to spen a lot of money on professional whitening, or the more expensive brands, then it is well worth it. For those of you that have complaints, I suggest reading the instructions more thouroughly, and try again. If you still feel sensitivity, try teaming the treatments up into maybe two a day instead of tying to do the whole two hours back to back.
Recommended by Rachael
I have been looking at reviews for this product for weeks! I really did my research on it before I purchased it from my local Wal-Mart for only $17.00 Well my teeth were not bad to begin with I just drink a lot of tea and soda...so my teeth were stained a little. My gums did burn for a little bit, but that went away after 30 minutes once I was done with the kit. It really wasn't that bad of an experience though I would tell people buy this if your a big tea, coffee, or soda drinker. =D
Recommended by Nicole
I can't believe how naive some people are...Tooth "Whitening" systems use bleach (the clue is in the title)... Anything containing Peroxide is going to sting/fizz/burn etc, it's a bleach!...However, the small amount (5% Peroxide) shouldn't cause severe pain or damage, but, as with most things, there'll always be 'some' who experience an adverse reaction. It's up to the individual to assess the risk. If someone has very sensitive gums/teeth? then obviously they should refrain from using this product. It's wrong to demand it be recalled or try to sue for compensation though. Many people are delighted with the results and have had no adverse reaction. It's the same with Hair Dye, a few people have died or had severe alergic reactions to them but the majority of people are fine. Would it be right to ban Hair Dyes? No!...It's helpful to share your bad experiences with others so that they can make an informed choice but that's not grounds for banning the product...Just sayin' :-)
Recommended by Samantha
i wish i would have read the comments before using this product. i used as instructed 20 minutes on 10 off for 2 hours. after using the product my teeth hurt so bad i can't even describe the pain. i did this 7:00 p.m. and even after taking a double dose of advil i was awake most of the night with the pain. 15 hours later the pain is now down to a dull ache!! - i have used whitening products in the past that i purchased from my dentist and had no problems. that is what i'm going to use in the future. i can not believe this product is still on the shelved!!!!
Not Recommended by linda
OMG...i'm hurting so bad i want to cry. I bought this product today in the hopes of whitening my teeth..My teeth are in wonderful shape..just a tad yellow..so i bought it...I followed the instructions to the letter...I did it around 7pm tonight...its 2:55am and my mouth is burning so bad..my lips are twice their size and its just getting worse...I have whiter teeth..but if i had known I would have this kind of damage to my lips and gums I wouldnt have ever used it. I barely put the solution on the mouthguard...tried to be easy on it...and I only left it on my teeth about 8 minutes..but I did wait 10 minutes between treatments..ive worked in a dentist office and Ive never seen in house treatments do this before....I wouldnt let my worst enemy feel this kind of discomfort!
Not Recommended by Silver
I feel your pain! I've also experienced extreme pain from using this crap! I used this kit over 48 hours ago. Since the next morning when I first used this whitening kit I couldn't eat or drink anything form the aweful pain. Still 48 hours later I can't eat or drink anything. i hate how bad this product has hurt my mouth. Not normal, that's for sure.I emailed the company. I guess we'll see what they have to say.
I have used other whitening products as well and never had such pain. My gums above my top teeth are covered in blisters and I feel like someone punched me in the mouth. I've been using Ibuprofen and Benzocane as instructed by the pharmacist, and still in so much pain. The skin around the blisters is even coming off. I think this product should immediately be removed from the market.
So i tried this an hour ago. and by the second refill of the gel, i couldn't take the pain anymore. it was unbearable. my gums were on fire. i actually stopped using it because parts of my gums turned white. i need something so the gel won't go into my gums.. the mold doesn't hold the shape of your teeth very well
I used this product a week ago and did get results. Of course, like everyone else, my gums, especially between the teeth, got red and in some cases turned white. There was some discomfort, but not as bad as some have experienced. I have noticed improved whitening in my teeth; however, I thought they would be much whiter than the result. I have purchased a second application and am planning to use it this evening. I will probably use one tube of gel for 2 trays this time, so as to avoid over filling the trays. My biggest complaint is that softening the trays was a challenge. The lower one folded upon itself, so the fit was not as good as it could have been. I will be more careful with this process when I repeat this evening. Talking to friends who have had professional bleaching at the dentist, the general concensus is that the dental office procedure was incredibly painful, also.. One has to decide whether it is worth it or not to have whiter teeth. Personally, I'll live with the temporary discomfort. I would recommend this product..
Hi everybody today I tried Rembrandt teeth whitening ,did it two time for 30 min each time with a brake 10 min a part,I don't see any difference in color of my teeth but i have huge pain i cant even described MY TEETH IN HUGE PAIN,i don't know how to stop this pain Motrin wont help.I have a huge discomfort , my teeth so sensitive cant drink or eat very annoying pain and pain getting bigger and bigger every hour .For me its not worst it at all,will never try to white my teeth again.Please be very careful if you thinking to use this product or any other, try first in about 10 min for the first day and see how sensitive your teeth are because you don't want to be in pain it hurts a lot.
Not Recommended by Anna Dobrushina
well, after reading many comments i tried it. two days in, two treatments a day, 30 minutes each. no swelling, no burning, just a tinge of slight discomfort to one tooth cuz of a cavity on the face of the tooth that i need to get filled after i reach my desired brightness, and they are about 40% whiter. bravo rembrandt!!! i use an 1/8 inch line of gel on the face of each tray so i get three uses out of each.
Recommended by david
OK, I am typing this while I'm on my 4th gel. My gums are burning and I'm in so much pain!! I don't know how this could be such a safe product! Plus, I didn't see any change at all.. The pain is unbearable so please don't buy this product. SAVE YOURSELF FROM THE PAIN!!!!!!!!!!
Not Recommended by Anonymous
uUsed the product almost 1 yr ago, the night before an Alaskan cruise. Big mistake!!! I had very similar adverse symptoms as others. Swollen lips the next morning, with red bleeding gums and white patches. Lasted my entire cruise, so eating was a challenge. Contacted the company and was passed onto an insurance company for assessment. They wrote me off, as I expected they would. I can't believe the product is still on the shelves, with all the complaints. Mine certainly was not an isolated case.Advice to others- take pictures and see a doctor as proof. I am a registered nurse, so handled the symptoms on my own. The only way to get compensation from the company is to start a class action suit. Then they have to address the problem.I am definitely in if anyone has started the process.'
Not Recommended by nancy
i have used this product a couple of times already, and yes it burns the gum i had redness and white spots on the gum its self.... i even felt like pinching in my teeth and gum...i use one capsule for both top and bottom not to get it all over my mouth ... it does work great tho... my teeth arent that bad to begin with .... however i didnt see really results till about a week from whitening them ... the first couple days after i felt like my teeth looked worse... but the longer i waited after the whitening the whiter they got ... so i do know that it works
Recommended by noelle
Don't get it!!! I used it today and it didn't make my teeth any whiter. Also, my teeth HURT!!!!!
Do NOT Use!!! Just like many of the other comments mentioned, I followed the instructions and used only a minimum amount of the gel. There was some sensitivity during the process but not enough to be concerned. The next morning my lower gums were so swollen and raw I could barely talk, let alone eat. There was no change to the whiteness of my teeth and I really regret this decision. I will not be purchasing any Rembrandt products in the future and will certainly be spreading the word. It's been 3 days and my gums have only gotten worse. Talking, smiling, drinking, eating are all so painful and just make the burns more severe. Avoid this product at all costs!!
Not Recommended by Katie
I feel your pain! I've also experienced extreme pain from using this crap! I used this kit over 48 hours ago. Since the next morning when I first used this whitening kit I couldn't eat or drink anything from the aweful pain. Still 48 hours later I can't eat or drink anything. i hate how bad this product has hurt my mouth. Not normal, that's for sure.I emailed the company. I guess we'll see what they have to say.
First time I have used this product and I see results withing minitues. It does irratate at first the palette of your mouth but goes away. I have a small structured mouth the application of one to was to much and got all over the place would recomend using one tube for top and bottom
Recommended by chelsea
Terrible. Expierinced sensititvy and was inconsistent.
I definitely noticed my teeth were whiter, But at the same time during the 3rd and 4th treatments, I definitely felt it burning in my gums, But the box warns you about this so it was nothign unexpected. If you can avoid getting the gel on your gums, the product is definitely worth it!
Recommended by Shawn
This product is amazing!! I could see my teeth getting whiter with each application. My gums did get a little sensitive to the gel, but it wasn't bad and went away in a few hours. I don't see how other people experienced problems with this product, they obviously didn't follow directions or take the time to read them thoroughly. The product specifically says this on the packaging....What if my teeth and gums are experiencing sensitivity?Use of whitening gel can cause tooth sensitivity or irritation of the gums. It is temporary and usually goes away within a few hours to a few days; then you can begin whitening again. If the problem persists, please consult your dentist. To avoid sensitivity do not exceed the recommended amount of gel in the tray—use only a thin ribbon.
I also had a wonderful experience with this product. I also have been using the Rembrandt toothpaste for quite a while now and when I did the treatment i could definitely tell a difference. Great product, if you follow directions unlike some people obviously didn't LOL.
im going to beat a dead horse, i read about rembrandt in a magazine and since it is a fairly well known and reliable magazine i trusted it. after 2 applications my gums were burning pretty good, i was just going to ignore it and push through it and while i was finishing up my second application i googled reviews of the product and noticed alot of comments said the same thing about how bad this is, i stopped after the second application and its about 30 minutes later and im feeling my gums start to swell already, dont know if it helps or not but im putting ice-cubes in my mouth around my teeth hoping to reduce swelling so i dont look like a idiot tomorow. the gel got on my gums from the small bit of space between my teeth, if anyones using this id recommend you be very very careful where you put the gel or even better not use it at all.
i just posted this but i wanted to thank everyone for posting what happened to them, saved me alot of trouble.
OMG, i can't eat or talk!!!! My lower gums are blood red and swollen. This is miserable. Anyone have any suggestions to speed up the healing? Guess this is one way to lose some weight!
Not Recommended by Barb
DO NOT USE!!! I used it today. No stinging or discomfort...HOWEVER...see no difference in the color of my teeth! Waste of 2 hours! AND...now I'm freaking out having read all your comments!! What is going to happen to me tonight or tomorrow?! I pray to God, I don't have issues! I think I may go swish my mouth with a big shot of Tequilla!!! I'm so sorry for all of you who had severe issues! This product needs to be recalled!
I am very happy with the results. I didn't experience any burning just a slight tingle that wasn't painful. I used cotton to cover my gums and to mop up any drool. My teeth are much whiter.
Recommended by khmertime
I followed all the instructions to the dot and find myself 6 days later with no taste buds (I am a pastry chef) so I am really angry and would not recommend this product to anyone.
LISTEN TO THE OTHERS! DO NOT USE!!! I had the exact same thing happen to me. I usually don't write reviews but felt compelled to do so after using this product. Like the others, I have been a faithful Crest whitestrip user for many years but like the rest, wanted to save a few bucks. BIG MISTAKE! I followed the directions exactly as described. First, I could barely tell that it even whitened my teeth. Second, I have horrible chemical burns all around my gum line. They are so painful I can not eat and it even hurts to speak (move my mouth). I will be calling Rem-Burn in the morning and will see what they say. Please, take this warning and save yourself a lot of PAIN!
Not Recommended by Sarah
I am not sure what all the whining is about... this is my fourth time in 2 years using this product exactly as instructed on the box. I get wonderful results and absolutely no pain because I follow the directions properly and make sure not to get the gel on my gums. I think instead of giving poor reviews about the product maybe you should give yourself a poor review on your ability to read.
AMEN!!!!! I Agree 100% This is an AWESOME product and if used correctly (like the directions that come with it) it makes a DRAMATIC difference. I also use their toothpaste and it ROCKS!!!!! I've been a satisfied customer of their products for over 5 yrs and I've never had a problem!!!!!!!!!!
O.K. Kevin, from Atlanta. Obviously you're an employee of the company. Sent to mop up all the feedback about your horrible company! either that or your an insensitive #* I think your b.s. reply about people being illiterate is ridiculous and your personal attacks on people who are having pain from using this crap is really shitty. You're taking the reviews of people who are trying to warn others about this product and taking it personal, which only leads me to believe my first statment. Maybe if you don't work for them, you should apply to the company and then when we bring a lawsuit against your company for pain and suffering, I can laugh in your face.
Maybe next time don't be such a dick
Recommended by Kevin
Only use one tube per set of trays! and only do twice a day if you have sensitive teeth.I apply this product to my teeth with a q-tip so I don't get any on my gums, and than put in the trays. I love how white this makes my teeth, but I wish they included instructions for people with sensitive teeth in the instructions.
I bought this product without readin reviews first, and now, my mouth is killing me. I am on my third application and will not Be doing the fourth. My gums are burning and even though I can tel my teeth are whiter, it's not worth the pain!
I wish i qould have gotten crest white strips instead of saving a few dollars.. My top lip looks like i got it injected with fat.. My gums hurt a bit. Wish i read this forum before using;( im so embarassed i dont want to show my face lol but have to work right ugh!!!
this product works great, read the box and quite crying how it hurts, all teeth whitenings have some kind of hurting effect, you cry babies
I read some of the reviews, they say don't use.. and i would agree. I used this product last night and only used 2 vials. i woke up this morning with RED gums and a SWOLLEN upper lip. Prom is this saturday and i hoped for white teeth, i sure am glad i did it yesterday and not friday like i planned.. lets hope the swelling goes down. but only 2 vials in i noticed a differnce. basically let these reviews be a caution to future users.
Not Recommended by Sierra
I wish I would have read reviews prior to using this product! I am in so much pain . The inside of my lower lip and gums is literally raw. It didn't hurt while using the gel but the next day I woke up in pain. It's been three days and isn't getting any better. I can't eat or drink. It even hurts to talk. Just please spare yourself the pain. My face is even swollen. Maybe tomorrow I'll upload a photo of my chemical burned mouth to this post.
Not Recommended by Kelly
DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT EVER!!!!! I used this product for the first time two days ago. I followed the directions EXACTLY as it said. After using it that day and rinsing really well afterwards, I woke up in the middle of the night with chemical burns on my gums. It is two days later and I still have horrible pain from these burns. Also, the openings to my salivary glands under my tongue are so swollen that I cannot move my tongue without considerable pain. I, therefore, cannot eat anything; and drinking, talking, and tooth brushing are done with moderate pain as well. I spoke to a customer service representative at Rembrandt about this problem and she said that she had never heard of any problems using this product. I told the customer service rep. about this wesite and told her to have someone there read the reviews...that many people have had gums that were burned and swollen after using this product. She said that they would look into it. I urge anyone that has had a similar experience to call Rembrandt, so that Rembrandt can do something to prevent this from happening in the future. They will also refund your money.I just wish that I had read these reviews before I used this kit...it would have saved myself from a lot of pain.
Not Recommended by PG
Awesome Product!!! I have used other products in the past, such as the 14 day crest whitening strips, and I must say that the pain level compared to those is 1000x less intense (though everyone experiences pain differently.) I used two trays the first day. For the first application I used 2 tubes and I have a very frent mouth so 2 tubes was going overboard. I found that it got onto my gums, thus I experienced some minor discomfort. For the 2nd application I used one tube, and Put a line of the gel across my the bottom of my top teeth and very carefully inserted the tray in. For the bottom teeth i applied the gel closer to the top and inserted the tray in the same careful manor. This technique made a huge difference...as the whitening gel mostly stayed on the teeth and very little travelled to the gum area. Two applications with extra precaution the next day worked wonderfully.I am a smoker, and love my teas...noticed a huge difference in my smile :)Hope this helps!
Recommended by Melissa
So I bought this product because it was so much cheaper than the crest whitening kit I originally went to the pharmacy for, unfortunately I hadn't looked up any information on this product and was a bit hesitant to simply follow the box directions. After spending some time reading some of the previous reviews I decided to try and avoid using too much of the whitening gel in order to prevent getting any awful gum burns that many people were complaining about. So I used one tube of gel for both trays and did two sessions of 25 minutes each. Also to avoid getting burned from any accidental drip from the bottom tray I place a small rolled up piece of paper towel between my gums and lower lip (where any contact with the the gel could be made). The results: Noticeably whiter teeth with no irritation or sensitivity. I'm going to do another two 25 minute sessions tomorrow to hopefully get an even whiter result. (I drink a lot of coffee).
Hi, I haven't had any pain with it and I used 1 tube for top/bottom instead of 2 vials, as contrary to so peoples belief I do have a small mouth (lol) I did 2 sessions on Saturday and 2 on Sunday so maybe using less and spreading it out a bit helps.
Recommended by Julie
This whitening kit left my whole mouth sore. It feels like it burnt the back of my throat and therefore hurts to swallow. I honestly can't see much of a difference in the color of my teeth. Definitely NOT worth the pain!
Just used and don't have any sensitivity. I have used many teeth whitening products before and I never had sensitivity. I think some people have sensitivity, so if you get sensitivity easy or with any other whitening product, do use this. I had to use it only once on my front teeth and the full four times on the bottom teeth. Make sure you read the instructions, makes all the difference.
Read and followed the instructions very carefully. Have whitened my teeth quite a few times in the past and have NEVER experienced such disappointment and pain as this. I am in utter shock that this product is still on the market. I do not have sensitive teeth or gums, and this product had left my gums and ever throat, blistered and raw. I'm on my second day post treatment and in serve pain and discomfort due to blistered gums. Wanted to save a little money from the usual crest whitestrips, but now realize you get what you pay for. After all this pain, my teeth are not even whiter. Can't believe no one has sued them. Do not waste your time or money. Absolutely terrible product.
DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT. I followed the directions perfectly and did not feel discomfort while the treatment was going on. Little did I know the next day my gums and gap between my bottom lip would be completely swollen and blistered. And to top it off, my teeth aren't even whiter. I usually use Crest white strips but wanted to try something else. Was I ever wrong. I cannot believe this product is on the market. I would rather pay $1,000 and not have to deal with this pain. I can't believe they have not been sued and agree 100% with the other ratings about this product. Your better off drinking boiling water than using this product and you'll get the same result.
Not Recommended by David
I also used this product and only used 1 tube for both top and bottom trays. I did 3 20 minute session 2 days ago and I see NO difference in tooth whiteness. I do however see and feel a dramatic change in my lips and gums... THEY ARE SO BLISTERED EVEN WATER HURTS!!! Crest Whitestrips worked beautifully for me last time and NEVER hurt my mouth!!! HOW did this product get on the shelf?????
I just love it. I have been a smoker for so many years and my teeth are really yellow. I never had so much faith in whitening products but I decided to take a shot. It really works and it's affordable. I didn't experience any disconfort. I just started using one tube for both sides to be sure it wouldn't hurt me and it didn't. Enjoy!
Recommended by Anonymous
this was a terrible product, and im seriously thinking of taking pictures of how badly it burned my mouth, and sue the damn company. i followed the directions quite perfectly, and i currently am writing this review with aloe vera plant in my mouth because i heard it may help with the burns.... Very disappointing, and i would not wish this pain on my worst enemy.
Do Not use this. I followed instructions a week ago. I still have blisters where the product pooled between my lower lip and gum. There should be a class action suit against rembrandt for this product. I used it before a trip and was in terrible pain and had trouble eating the entire time. I wasnt in any pain during the process so didnt know the damage that was being done.
Not Recommended by MH
I love to drink tea, but I definitely don't like how it stains my teeth. I wanted to buy some kind of teeth whitener that wouldn't be too expensive. It was just my luck that Rembrandt was on sale for around $14 and I had a $2 off coupon. So over all I paid about $12!! Basically, I didn't follow the directions for this product, but instead used 1 tube for both the trays once a day. Its day 5 and I definitely see results and so do others around me. I would not recommend doing this treatment all in 1 day the way the directions say to do it. Let's be logical. Do you really think that reapplying bleaching chemicals on your teeth (and gums) 4 times in 1 day will leave you without any burning side effects? Give it time and apply a little a day. I would buy this product again!
Low price, teeth definitely whiter, easy to use if you read directions well. I took the additional time to brush my teeth afterwards and rinse with mouthwash. My teeth are slightly sensitive, but I have weakened enamel from braces. My only issue is I drool like crazy! That's why I hate white strips! The timing is long if you're busy, but I saved the vials in the fridge like it said to and will probably split it into 4 twenty minute sessions through th week to touch up. No blisters or irritation, will buy again!
Recommended by Tiffany
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