This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of ARC. The opinions and text are all mine.
If you have an Instagram, you’ve definitely seen countless influencers using some type of blue light device to whiten their teeth. And if you’re like me, you saw these and wondered “wtf is that thing?!” or “does it hurt?” or “how does it work?”. We can all stop wondering, because Drew and I finally tried a blue light teeth whitening kit out for ourselves! Keep scrollin’ for allll the details on our experience with the ARC Blue Light Teeth Whitening Kit.
WHY START WHITENING?
One of my biggest hesitations in hopping on the “blue light bandwagon” was ruining my teeth! Other whitening toothpastes and strips have completely taken off my enamel and left my teeth feeling SO sensitive. That awful, stinging feeling after a sip of hot tea or cold smoothie was extra painful for me! After not whitening for a few years, my teeth were feeling better but looking way worse. I got in the habit of covering my teeth when I laughed and closed-mouth-smiling in photos! So, I did my research on the right treatment for me, and learned that ARC protects your enamel while whitening. That’s when I knew I was ready to give it a try.
Like most good things in life, you can pick up the ARC Kit at…Target! Drew and I go to our local Target every weekend, so this was super convenient for us. Before we get into our thoughts on the whitening process, let’s break it down step by step.
This kit retails for for $45 and includes fourteen treatments…hundreds of dollars less than you’d pay for a professional whitening treatment!
Once I unboxed my kit and read through the *very helpful* information inside, I applied the gel whitening strips. Each packet comes with one upper strip and one lower strip.
Compared to other whitening strips I’ve tried, these have amazing grip on my teeth! None of that annoying slipping off or gross taste of gel on your tongue.
As instructed, I kept my strips on for 25 minutes. I love that this part of the process allows you to multitask. I sent emails, emptied the dishwasher and made my bed…all while whitening my teeth.
For the final step, while keeping the gel strips on, I applied the blue light device for five minutes! It was so easy…just press both sides of the device to turn it on, and let that magic blue light do its thing!
And that’s it…30 minutes every day and I’m on my way to whiter teeth.
I’ve been using the kit for 5 days now, and really started to notice a change after day 3. Spoiler alert : this kit really WORKS. Plus, I haven’t experienced any sensitivity or pain. Today I sipped on a smoothie with no stinging, painful feeling!
I already feel so much more confident in my smile, and cannot wait to keep using it! Have you guys tried ARC yet? Let me know in the comments below.
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HUGE thank you to ARC for sponsoring this post, and of course…making our pearly whites EVEN whiter! As usual, all thoughts + opinions are my own.