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Pearly Whites Starter Kit Review

The Pearly Whites Starter kit is a great option if you are looking for a whitening kit that is affordable and can be used in the comfort of your own home.

With all the necessary items included to get you started, Pearly Whites is a value for money kit with simplicity and style written all over it.

Holding the Pearly Whites Starter Kit

Pearly Whites Starter Kit

Our Verdict

8.8/10

  • Packaging and Design
  • Usability
  • Price and Value
  • Results

Pros

  • Simple whitening starter kit with everything inside to get you started
  • The starter kit is easy to use and applying the whitening gel to the tray is a simple process
  • Our reviewer achieved between 2 - 3 shades of visible whitening while using it

Cons

  • 30-60 minutes is a long time to whitening your teeth - finding the time can be difficult
  • The whitening kit does produce quite a bit of excess saliva
  • You need to make sure the mouth tray and LED light are positioned well - it can pop out

Technical Details

  • Notable Materials
    18% Carbamide Peroxide as the active whitening agent used, packaging is mostly recyclable
  • Manufacturing Country
    Product is made overseas - TBC
  • Warranty Information

Full Review

Pearly Whites offers this starter pack so you can try it out without paying a lot of money.

It is simple in design and the packaging is basic but it has everything you need to whiten your teeth.

Our reviewer Beth has tested this whitening product thoroughly and she tells me of her experience and first impressions with using the Pearly Whites starter kit.

Let’s go!

Our Pearly Whites Reviewer

We asked Beth, a 30-year-old female, mother of a two-year-old, who’s always busy and on the go to review the Pearly Whites Starter Kit.

Beth is reasonably fit and healthy, loves her coffee and does on occasion indulge with a glass of wine here and there, more here than there I suspect. Jokes!

We start our review with Beth talking about her first impressions of the kit…

First Impressions

The starter kit was simple and easy, the instructions were a breeze, and overall it was a nice-looking and well-presented kit.

As far as the instructions are concerned, I probably went over it a couple of times just to see if I’d missed anything before beginning with the whitening process.

Back of the Pearly Whites Starter Kit box

What you find on the back of the kit – Instructions, ingredients and more..

The mouth tray, that was sort of a little tricky to get right. I think I should have left it in for maybe a little bit longer than what the instructions said, just to get the plastic heated up a little bit more to get a better mould.

Using the syringe as an applicator was quite easy and I found the gel came out smoothly and didn’t overflow.

A Pearly Whites Whitening Gel Syringe

A Pearly Whites Whitening Gel Syringe

Having the LED light and mouth tray in for an hour … it was a little bit tricky to find time to have it in for that timeframe.

Sometimes I got quite a bit of saliva build-up, so it’s a bit hard to have everything in my mouth.

Reviewer testing the Pearly Whites Starter kit

Beth using the LED that came in the kit

I did, however, find that lying down while using the kit was a much better way to go. It seemed I only had minimal saliva buildup when I did it that way.

Overall, the kit was easier to use after each go.

In terms of results, I was very happy, I think I achieved at least two to there shades whiter, I would say.

Before using the Pearly Whites Starter kit

Beth’s before photo

Looking in the mirror and seeing where I’m at today, I definitely would say that it’s at least two to three shades whiter than when we started.

After photo using the the Pearly Whites Starter kit

Beth’s after photo

Packaging and Design

You will find that the starter kit comes in a very small and cute cardboard box.

When we received it though, the packaging was a little beaten around a bit, so maybe some additional cushioning might be a good point to mention.

However, everything came in it as it was expected.

Pearly Whites with its contents protected in a sealed packaging

Opening the starter kit – Sealed and secure!

It’s a very clean and stylish kit, with a nice pattern design on the front, Pearly Whites Australia Starter Pack stated.

The items found in the Pearly Whites Starter Kit

Items that are found inside the kit

The kit is pretty basic but has everything inside that you’d need.

So if you’re looking just to trial their kit, it’s a good option because it’s got the basics covered.

Inside the Pearly Whites Starter Kit

You get the following items:

  • 2 syringes
  • 2 mouth trays
  • Activated LED light
  • Mouth card – Before and After
  • Thank You card

When you open up the cardboard box, the syringes are aired sealed and secured in their own packaging.

The Sealed Pearly Whites Gel Syringes

The sealed protective package the gel syringes come in

The mouth trays look reasonably good quality.

They’re actually a little bit firmer than some other kits on the market, but I think once you put them in the boiling water they’ll soften up nicely and mould to your teeth well.

Holding a Pearly Whites Mouth Tray

The Pearly Whites mouth tray is a little firmer than some others on the market

Within the starter kit by Pearly Whites, you will also get a before and after smile card, that has a little cutout.

This just helps you to see how your teeth are whitening and progressing.

"Before" pearly whites teeth shade card

Pearly Whites “before” side of the shade guide you get in the starter kit

There’s no teeth whitening shade guide, which I think is a good thing so you can see how you are visually on a scale. I think I prefer a standard shade card.

The Pearly Whites "After" teeth shade cutout

The “After” side

They also have a thank you card, which is a nice little feature.

They thank you and hope you enjoy the whitening system and suggest promoting it on social media, #PearlyWhitesAustralia.

Pearly Whites Thank you card

A “Thank you” from Pearly Whites

All the instructions are on the back of the packaging itself. There’s no pamphlet or information inside so you need to remember to keep the packaging or look online.

We’ll just run through some of the information that’s on the back, which should help you.

Instructions for Use

How to use the Pearly Whites starter kit is fairly easy.

Pearly Whites provide 3 instructional steps that are clearly set out, with the first step focusing on the LED light.

How to use the Pearly Whites Starter Kit

How to use the Pearly Whites Starter kit

Step 1 – The LED Light

First, twist off the back of the LED light and just remove that plastic strip between the two batteries.

Just make sure when you finish, you put the batteries back in with the positive upside, so you can see the crosses, and then you put the tab back on and click it into place.

Holding the Pearly Whites LED light

The LED light by Pearly Whites

Step 2 – Mouth Tray Moulding

The second point is to mould your mouth trays.

Pearly Whites have opted for a mouth tray that you mould yourself.

Holding the mouldable mouth tray by pearly whites

The Pearly Whites Mouldable mouth tray

Some whitening kit brands such as HiSmile Teeth Whitening give you a universal mouth tray, a one size fits all. There are pros and cons to both.

Tip 1

To mould your Pearly Whites tray, boil water some water in a pot in the kitchen, and then you just hold the mouth tray by its tag and submerge it in, one at a time, into the hot water for just two to three seconds, they stay.

Beth our review recommends to hold it in there for a few seconds longer to maximise the moulding effectiveness. Be careful not to overdo it otherwise you’ll ruin the plastic.

So once you finish that process, remove the mouth tray from the hot water and place it over your teeth, sucking out the air.

Tip 2

The second stage is to use your fingers to firmly press the mouth tray against your teeth and gently bite down to ensure your mouth try is perfectly moulded to your teeth.

Then place the mouth tray in cold water to ensure the shape holds.

Twist or cut off the rubber tabs. Repeat this process with your second mouth guard.

The process of moulding your tray is pretty simple and is standard among some whitening kits available in Australia, but not all. I know Perfect Whitening Luxe kit uses this method for their trays.

Moulding your own trays, it does take a little more time, so that’s one thing to note when selecting this type of whitening kit.

Pearly Whites Starter kit instructions are basic but make sense and are easy to follow.

Step 3 – Whitening

One 3ml syringe of clear Pearly Whites whitening gel should give you approximately four to five applications.

One of the 2 whitening gel syringes that come in the Pearly Whites Starter kit

3mls of Whitening gel is what you get in 1 of their syringes

There are three stages in this whitening process.

#1 Place a small drop of tooth whitening gel half way up the front of each tooth shape of the mouth guard.

So that’s good. I know some other kits, they’ve just put it in between the impressions.

This is actually probably a better way, so it actually means that the gel will reach your teeth, the surface, the front area of your teeth, which is much better.

#2 Place the mouth guard in your mouth at top and bottom, then turn the LED light on and place it on your lips.

This way, your lips do the whole work, so you don’t actually have to hold the LED light as you are going through the whitening process.

#3 Leave the mouth guards in your mouth between 30 to 60 minutes.

Now, this is really up to you, depends on how you endure the process. 30 minutes probably is a good place to start, and then you can progress.

Sensitivity could also be an issue possibly. You just want to make sure that you’re not getting a lot of pain or discomfort from this process. Use common sense and see how you go.

Ingredients Used

They’ve got seven ingredients, and the active whitening agent is the 18% carbamide peroxide. The Ingredients in the Pearly Whites Starter Kit are:

  • 18% Carbamide Peroxide
  • Glycerol
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Deionized Water
  • Ethylene Diamine Tetraacetic Acid
  • Carbomer
  • Polyvinyl Pyrrolidone

7 ingredients is a nice amount. It’s not overkill and aims to focus on whitening your teeth. There are some kits that have got a lot of different ingredients.

The Pearly Whites tips, How often and ingredients found on the pack of the box

Pearly Whites Tips, How to and Ingredients found on the back of the kit

Price and Value

Currently Pearly Whites Starter kit is on sale for $44.95. At this price is presents great value for money!

Beth, our reviewer was actually surprised to realise the price was that affordable and rated it 10 out of 10 for Price and Value.

Pearly Whites Starter kit pricing screenshot

Screenshot of the Pearly Whites starter kit price – Image Pearly Whites Australia

Pearly Whites also have their Professional Whitening Kit available to Australians, and that starts at $79.97, at the time of writing this post.

In that kit you get:

  • 3 x 3ml Whitening gel syringes – 18% carbamide peroxide (12-15 treatments)
  • 1 x 3ml Syringe of desensitisation gel – It replaces minerals, seals your results and soothes after whitening
  • 2 Mouldable mouth tray – One for the top and bottom sets of your teeth
  • A Mouth traycase – Protects your re-usable mouth trays
  • LED light – Activates the whitening gel and speeds up the whitening process
  • Teeth colour chart – Helps to track your whitening progress
  • Instruction manual – Explains the process and you can find full instructions on the back of the pack
The Pearly Whites Whitening Starter Kit

The Pearly Whites Starter Whitening kit

Overall

If you are looking for a whitening kit that’s simple and basic than Pearly Whites is a good start.

The kit is packed with everything you need to achieve a white smile.

Priced very affordably, it is really great value for money.

Both Beth and I were impressed with the whitening results and could definitely see the difference, from start to finish.

Would we both recommend the Pearly Whites Starter Whitening Kit? Yes, Absolutely!

Have you tried a whitening kit that exceeded your expectations?

Andrew Adams

By Andrew Adams

Created at July 04, 2020, Updated at September 16, 2021

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