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Colgate Visible White

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Requires Tray System
5%-9% Hydrogen Peroxide
Average Price: $254
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Colgate Visible White Review

Colgate Visible White is the only professional whitening system by Colgate. It is available in hydrogen peroxide concentrations of 5%, 7% and 9%. The 9% concentration will provide the best results and is equivalent to 30% carbamide peroxide. This system requires custom fabricated bleaching trays.

How does Colgate Visible White work?

Since this system requires bleaching trays, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth. The bleaching gel is placed into the trays and fitted over your teeth. It is worn for 30 minutes a day for 3-14days.

Does Colgate Visible White cause tooth sensitivity?

The higher concentration formulas can most definitely cause tooth sensitivity. This is normal reaction during teeth bleaching. If you experience sensitivity, you could try a less concentrated formula (i.e. 5%). Colgate recommends dentists to apply Colgate Duraphat, a 5% sodium fluoride varnish, if sensitivity occurs. The other option is to use an over-the-counter desensitizing gel, such as Relief ACP Oral Care Gel, or UltraEZ Desensitizing Gel. If you experience extreme discomfort, discontinue use and contact your dentist for advice.

Do the different concentrations make a difference?

You can bleach from 5% to 9% and get the same results – it just takes a longer period of time to achieve results with a lower concentration formula.

Using your fitting tray with Colgate Visible White

When using Colgate Visible White it is important to have your dentist fabricate very precise fitting trays with "block out" (reservoirs), since the bleaching gel will cause irritation if it comes into contact with your gums. Keep in mind that Colgate Visible White is not water soluble; if the gel comes into contact with your gums by overloading a tray, it will not just wear or rinse off. You need to use a dry tissue or wash cloth to remove the excess from the gums.

Colgate Visible White versus Opalescence

The School of Dentistry Research Center at the University of Puerto Rico did a 14-day parallel double blind clinical study on Colgate Visible White 9% Hydrogen Peroxide and Opalescence 20% Carbamide Peroxide. The test showed that Colgate Visible White provided teeth whitening improvement over the Opalescence system after one week of use, and both products had similar whitening results after two weeks of use. However, I feel the test was not fairly done since Colgate Visible Whtie 9% Hydrogen Peroxide is equivalent to ~30% Carbamide Peroxide – it is much more powerful than 20% Carbamide Peroxide. I predict if the study used Opalescence 35% instead of 20%, Colgate Visible White would hold no advantage after one week of use.

Whitening Factor

This stuff works, and it works well! Results can be seen in only 1 – 3 days. Because this system uses custom fabricated trays, it is considered the “gold standard” in teeth bleaching. If you have been disappointed by over-the-counter products, we highly recommend this product.

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Dubious, Australia
Oct 22 '13
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Paid $500.00

The product is easy to use and not unpleasant tasting. After almost two weeks I have noticed a little difference in colour, but certainly nothing dazzling. The most dazzling part of the exercise was the cost for the dental consultation, kit and custom mouth tray - a total of $A500. I might have been tempted to persevere if it wasn't for the cost involved. The product is available for purchase online at A$100 but unfortunately only by dentists in Australia.

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Kate, Boston
Apr 06 '12
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So painful!!! Burned my gums very badly no matter what I tried. It did whiten my teeth a few shades after only 5 days though. But ouch!! Be warned, beauty is pain

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Terri, Hickory, North Carolina
Feb 08 '12
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Paid $221.00

Thoroughly disappointed in this product and feel totally ripped off.

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Disappointed Patient, australia
Jan 16 '12
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Paid $150.00

I have used this product for nearly three months and it has been a waste of money. I am now going to try Opalessence 35 and expect a better result - and the dentist is wearing the cost on this trial!! colgate not happy about my comments so dentist is feeling the heat! Big corporation muscle.

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C, San Diego, CA
Nov 28 '11
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I have used this for an hour a day for two weeks. I see some whitening but not the brilliant white I had hoped for. The result is similar to over-the-counter strips I have used in past for less than one-fourth the cost. My overall impression is "MEH".

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Angela, Perth
Nov 19 '11
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Paid $40.00

I live in Australia, and Colgate visible white costs more here than in US. My daughters and I have used it on many occasions and we are happy with the results. If you can afford to get special trays made by the dentist it will work much better. I am glad I found it cheap online in Australia at http://advancedental.com.au

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Anonymous
Aug 22 '11
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Been usuing this 5 times on my upper teeth, and 2 times on my lower, and I do see a difference of my upper teeth being not as yellow. theyre a light yellow now, almost white :) Great product :)

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Anonymous
Jul 24 '11
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NOT WORTH YOUR MONEY, NO WHITENING AT ALL.WILL TALK TO MY DENTIST ABOUT GETTING SOME OF MY MONEY BACK. PAID $335.00 AT DENTIST FOR TRAYS AND GEL. DO NOT WORK

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Michael, Oxford, N.C.
May 17 '11
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Paid $360.00

I followed the directions as directed by my dentist. The first night I put in the whitening trays, I used too much gel! I burned my gums very badly and it took about a week to 10 days to get over this. I thought the burning sensation was part of the process, however I was sadly mistaken! The worst part was the gel burned my gums behind my front teeth. I couldn't even bite into a sandwich without severe pain. I bought a tube of Colgate Orabase from a local Walmart. I had to apply the Orabase to my burned gums just so I could eat. After 10 days from my first treatment, I used less gel and I've had good results. My dentist instructed me to wear the trays 2 hours at a time, every other night. This was very convenient! When I followed up with my dentist after 2 weeks, I had only used one tube of the whitening gel. My dentist was impressed with the results and he commented most people have used 2 tubes after 2 weeks. I have continued using this product, every 3rd or 4th night, and I will do so until I've used the 2nd syringe of gel. I do not smoke, however, I drink coffee, tea, and one diet cola per day. I recommend this product!

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Stylish Lady, nyc
Apr 19 '11
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I have sensitive and a little yellowish teeth.
My dentist recommended this system to me as the least damaging whitening solution.
After first time applying the 9% solution to custom made trays, I noticed my teeth become whiter and more uniform in shade, also the look shiny and clean.
I have repeated the application for total 3 times and my teeth are now one shade whiter.
Overall no sensitivity, easy to use and visible result.
Dentist said that I can repeat this procedure in three months.

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Simone, Australia
Aug 14 '10
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I have been using this priduct for a week now and have only seen slight results, I am not holding much hope that I will be happy with my teeth colour at the end of the fortnight. I too have very white patches in amongst the darker staining on my theeth, but my teeth had patchy colour before i started so I was expecting this.

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Loren, Lancaster, Ca
Aug 01 '10
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This product so far has worked really well. I've only been using it four times thus far and I can already see results. Today I accidentally put too much gel and it is really frustrating my gums right now (I currently have them on) but my teeth did seem slightly spotty yesterday. I heard this occurs with most whiteners but evens out shortly afterwards.

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Jean, Grand Rapids
May 22 '10
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I have gottern excellent results using this product after only a week and finally, after ten (10) days my teeth look fantastically white. I am so pleased and thankful to my dentist,

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May 12 '10
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Oh yes guys, this works great. Not that i've used it, or probably anyone who's written above me. But this is the internet, and i can pose as whomever consumer i like, and say what i like.

Hint: Try tracing the accounts for the reviewers.. have they commented on other products? If yes, same parent cosmetic/health companies???
Check people, or play it safe and ask your dentist. Its their whole career, so they should know. Same goes for anything online. Beware of the unknown, and your own laziness.

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Kate, NJ
Apr 14 '10
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Been using for 3 weeks and I've been consistently putting my trays in every day for 30 minutes. At this point, my teeth look amazing - white and shiny. I'm told this should be good for a year. To those saying their teeth were spotty after two days, mine were too. Keep using it though - it takes a couple of weeks for the spottiness to go away.

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Donna, AZ
Apr 02 '10
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Very disappointed in this product! After a week my teeth seemed spotty and yellow! I have never used a whitening toothpaste that turned my teeth yellow before. I am a smoker and coffee drinker, so maybe this product is not for people like me. I tossed it!

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Anonymous
Mar 01 '10
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doesnt work very well

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Jasmine Wayth , Noosa, Australia
Feb 16 '10
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Hello, I have used the colgate visible white product for two days now. But I have just noticed that there are random really white marks/ spots on some of my teeth. Why is this? I am really concerned that when I use it tomorrow for the third time that these marks will be more noticable. What can I do about this?

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Andy, Wales, UK
Nov 26 '09
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Fantastic product, tried many gels of unknown brands, this one is good i got excellent results in 4 days.

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Jason, TX
Jun 16 '09
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Nice, big difference after a week! Good product

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Diane , PA
Jun 01 '09
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What a scam! I am so disappointed in this!

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Ryan , Seattle
Apr 27 '09
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I am a coffee drinker. Heavily due to my work schedule. But I get home, eat dinner and clean my teeth, then use these while I do some extra work, or watch TV and then go brush my teeth and I am good to go.

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Debbie, Erie, PA
Dec 20 '08
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I am a smoker and coffee drinker and have tried all the whitening strips with not much luck. My dentisit recommended Colgate Visible White and I love it! I had a boost start done in the office and I use it in the morning at home. LOVE IT!

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