Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Wishing for a Whiter Smile

I was super excited when I opened my Sugar n' Spice VoxBox I received from Influenster. Especially when I opened it up and found the Cologate Optic White Regimen: toothpaste, mouthwash and toothbrush. I couldn't wait to write my first review on my first use. This is what I wrote at that time: "The toothpaste was extremely minty with a slight burning sensation in my mouth. Talking about burning...that would be the mouthwash. I had to spit it out quickly because it shocked me so bad. I'm sure I will get accustomed to it and will love it. The mouthwash claims to be alcohol free and to use the same whitening ingredients as strips. All in all it was a great product for my first try and it left my mouth/teeth feeling clean." After using these products now for a month I now have to say that I never got accustomed to the mouthwash. I stopped using it after 3 tries because the burning was way more than I could handle. I continued using the toothpaste for the rest of the month. At this time, I started receiving red splotches on my throat followed by bump looking things on the tongue. Not really thinking anything about it because I thought I was just fighting a cold or something. Then I started loosing my voice and being a singer that is just a no no. So I started to examine what could be going on. Then it hit me - STOP using the toothpaste!!! So I did and sure enough my throat and tongue started recovering. I knew going into this testing that I was sensitive to things in my mouth....going to the dentist has never been easy for me. This has showed me just how sensitive I am. I was truly looking forward to have whiter teeth and fresher breath but I just can't handle how strong these products are. I do have to say tho - I LOVE THE TOOTHBRUSH and hubby is enjoying the toothpaste. I just wish I would have taken before photos of his teeth for my review but he wouldn't let me. I don't feel it would be right for me to give my normal Shmoo ratings because of my obvious sensitivity. 
I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

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