As part of The Insiders panel, I’ve been lucky enough to get to test out a Pearl Drops toothpaste, which I was really eager to try as my teeth are a point of anxiety for me, and I love trying out new products so it’s a win-win. With The Insiders, you get the product to test for free in return for an honest review (no financial incentive) which I will give here.
I’ve used Pearl Drops before, years ago. Their products have been developed since then and the range expanded. Their more recent offering is the Specialist White range.
The range includes :
Instant Natural White with Activated Charcoal
Lasting Flawless White
Pure Natural White with White Clay Extract
Luminous Bright White
Strong Polished White with Perlite Minerals
I have been trying out the latter – Strong Polished White.
About The Product
The product has a few notable benefits :
- Helps strengthen enamel
- Uses dental grade polishing ingredients
- Provides a thorough clean
- Claims to get your teeth up to four shades whiter in only 3 weeks
How does it do this? It uses Perlite in its whitening formulation, which I hadn’t come across before. This is a naturally derived mineral that’s often used by dentists. It has the ability to effectively clean and polish your teeth while leaving them whiter. The formulation also helps to protect and strengthen enamel, which is a feature I tend to look for in products now as recommended by my dentist as my teeth have shown signs of erosion and enamel weakness.
To use – This toothpaste is designed to be used as you would usually and in place of your regular toothpaste. Brush twice a day and continue use to improve and maintain whiteness. There’s a little chart on the side of the box that you can cut out to show a colour grading scale, allowing you to track the whitening over time, which I think is pretty nifty.
The product isn’t suitable for those under 7.
My teeth have never been particularly white, and this has been compounded over the years by smoking and countless cups of tea each day. I generally try to avoid showing my teeth and have photos with my mouth shut; I do find my teeth to be a source of anxiety and they affect my confidence. I know I’m probably far from alone in feeling like this. In addition, I worry about the condition of the enamel, which has been weakened over time. My dentist recommended products that aim to strengthen enamel, so I was excited to give this toothpaste a try because it ticks a few boxes at once – effective cleaning, whitening and enamel strengthening.
The toothpaste is white in colour with blue specs. It has a slight minty scent that distinctly reminds me of the dentist and what they use. It tastes minty and refreshing without being too powerful; it’s mild enough, though it is stronger on my tongue after use. It lathers well to make cleaning a full-mouth experience. All in all, very pleased with it in use.
I’ve been using this for about a week now. I would say my teeth seem a little brighter, a little shinier, with a slight improvement to colour. I’m looking forward to seeing how things go over the next two weeks and beyond as I’d like to continue using this regularly. So far, I’m pleased with early results because I hadn’t really expected any whitening, and yet already there are signs of this happening. It’s definitely gradual so it’s not a quick, overnight product, but considering it can replace my regular toothpaste and get my teeth clean while strengthening the enamel too, I’m quite impressed.
You can buy Pearl Drops Specialist White 75ml Strong Polished White to try for yourself :
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