Walgreens Intense 1 Hour Whitening System is a store-brand tooth whitening tray system dispensed by the commercial chain, Walgreens. The affordable kit claims to improve the shade of your teeth by up to 3 shades within just a single hour-long treatment. The kit follows an easy 5-step process that uses the same ingredients that dentists use, and are safe for your teeth. The whitening solution is made in the USA and is formulated to kill germs that cause bad breath. Walgreens offers a money-back satisfaction guarantee, so customers that invest in the product can return it if they’re not pleased. Included in the kit is a pre-filled whitening tray, whitening accelerator rinse and a whitening rinse. To use the kit first rinse with the Whitening Accelerator Rinse for 30 seconds. Then, using a mirror, apply the pre-filled whitening trays onto both the upper and lower teeth using slight pressure to distribute the gel across your teeth. Wear the trays for 30 minutes, then remove them and repeat the first step of rinsing with the Whitening Accelerator Rinse. Remove the remaining whitening tray blister pack and repeat step 2 of applying and wearing the whitening trays for 30 minutes. When the 30 minutes is completed, rinse with the Whitening Rinse for 30 seconds. Teeth should be noticeably whiter.
- Whitening tray comes pre-filled with whitening gel
- Satisfaction money-back guarantee
- Improves bad breath
- Works in one hour
- Affordable for a one-time kit
- Easy to use
- Unsure of formula concentration
- Some people may dislike the multiple-step process
- May burn gum tissue
- Inconsistent results
The Walgreens Intense 1 Hour Whitening System retails for just under $20, making it fairly economical in regards to other one-treatment whitening kits. The Walgreens Intense 1 Hour Whitening System will not whiten stains from dental work such as crowns, veneers or tooth colored fillings and will only work on natural tooth enamel. Because we aren’t sure of the gel concentration it’s hard to compare this product to competitors as far as effectiveness, but many consumers have reported that the Walgreens Intense 1 Hour Whitening System does not work very well and burns their gum tissues. This could be due to user error. Because Walgreens Intense 1 Hour Whitening System use one-size-fits-most whitening trays, the gel solution may not evenly distribute over the teeth for optimal results and might be bulky to wear. Considering that Walgreens Intense 1 Hour Whitening System offers a money-back guarantee, if you’re considering whitening with a 1-hour whitening system you may want to give it a try!