I decided to give Luster One Hour White Tooth Whitening Light System a try. I’ve had my teeth professionally bleached, and I’ve slapped on Crest Whitestrips on occasion, but this was new.

Initial Thoughts: While the box clearly states 1 hour, I didn’t expect that I’d actually be busy for the entire time. The program recommends between 10-20 treatments during the first whitening, each treatment lasting 2-minutes.

Step 1: Brush and floss. Easy enough.
Step 2: Rinse with the Accelerator Mouth Rinse. Tasted pretty bad.
Step 3: Apply the Whitening Gel to your front teeth the way you would nail polish. See photo.
Step 4: Once the polish is set, turn the Whitening Light on, and hold in front of your teeth for two minutes. Don’t worry, it automatically shuts off after 120 seconds, so you don’t have to count. The outer edges of the light have a rubber shell, which makes for a much softer grip if your facial muscles give out and you want to hold it in your mouth. I was really happy to be done with the first treatment, and the thought of finishing nine more was daunting.


Final Thoughts: I can’t imagine having completed 20 2-minute treatments; 10 took long enough. I was, however, very impressed with the results. The photos are bad (I’m sorry!), but I started at about a 6 or 7, and after 10 treatments I was at about a 3. I’m sure I could have gone whiter, but I just didn’t have the patience for another round.

So here’s the fun part, I’m giving away the same kit!

To Enter: Tell me your favorite guilty pleasure, something you know your dentist would not be happy about! Answer in the comments section below.

You have until 11:59PM EST tomorrow (Wednesday, August 12) to enter. I’ll pick a winner at random and announce Thursday morning. Sorry, but we can only mail to U.S. residents at this time.

33 Responses

  1. Esther Kwon

    Dentists strongly recommend floss but i don’t. also i drink coffee a lot. 🙁

  2. mary beth

    One can of root beer, one scoop of ice cream, a straw, a spoon, and peace and quiet. LOVE IT!!!

  3. Dionne

    Guilty pleasure – candy – practically any kind. tell me that won’t make any dentist roll out of his chair…

  4. Stacey

    Popcorn – a bag or two, or three a week! Always getting stuck in my teeth. Yuck!

  5. Dominique Rowell

    I love cracker jacks at night. Those kernels can be a bit annoying when they get stuck in your teeth, but definitely a satisfying guilty pleasure.

  6. skyla

    i chew whitening gum all the time… not so great for my teeth/jaw, but great for my breath!

  7. skyla

    i chew whitening gum all the time! not so good for the teeth/jaw… but great for my breath!

  8. Emily

    I love whitening my teeth, I feel so much better about myself after. Crest whitestrips have been great for me and have made a big difference in my smile and my confidence as well!

  9. BeBe

    I drink a lot of soda and coffee (and not through a straw)…and sometimes I go to bed sans brushing.

  10. Tricia D.

    Hate to admit but definitely drink more soda than I should and lately i’ve been drinking red wines =x ahhh hehe she totally scolded me about that the last time I went in but I have gotten better just not quit it all together 😛

  11. Carol

    Ben and Jerry’s Half Baked ice cream! For some reason I only crave it late at night.

  12. Elly

    I love eating Haagen Dazs at night before I go to sleep… it’s really bad for my teeth 🙁

  13. Coretta Stewart

    I love drinking coffee, or drinking red, wine, and having a cigarette. This drives my dentist insane…coretta

  14. Carla

    Haha! Guilty pleasure… there’s a few. On the top of the list. Drinking lots of coffee and red wine.

  15. Maureen

    My guilty pleasure is staying up long after everyone else is asleep, even on work nights. Sounds simple, or not quite a guilty pleasure?? I’ll stay up until 3 AM sometimes. I am robbing myself of required sleep, but I usually nap a wee bit after work. There is this sense of freedom from the business of life and interacting with people, plus the quiet of the night is enjoyable. AND, I can get all sorts of tidying done without interuptions. 🙂

  16. Kristina Bailey

    When I was a teen I had to go to back to the ortho because my braces had all “fallen” off. I had really plucked em off one night with the help of a butter knife because I was so sick of the pain!

  17. Wendy Berkowitz

    I love to eat Godiva chocolate at night! I figure it’s not a coincidence that the word GOD is in the name!


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