I had never really put together a stocking for anyone until the first Christmas with my husband. His family has always done stockings, and they have a cute tradition of only putting small, useful gifts in their stockings. The frivolous gifts always go in the presents. I think my mom has done stockings before too, but she put things like oranges in them that are nice, but you know – not candy. Looking back, I think I should’ve respected those orange stockings more, but the past is gone and here we are coming up to stocking filling time again.
One of the most common gifts in the stockings over at my in-law’s house is anything dental – floss, floss picks, toothbrushes, toothpaste – these are the useful and not overly expensive gifts that are typically not wrapped at all, just stuffed in the stocking. You know, stockings hold a remarkable lot of presents! So when I had an opportunity to review dental items from Reach and Rembrandt, I knew that I had to share – after all, these are the gifts that we really do put in our stockings every year!
One of the best smelling packages I’ve ever opened was the box that had the review samples from Reach and Rembrandt – it was delicious! Before I even tried out any of the products, the smell alone had me giggling with excitement. I have never been super proud of my teeth – they’ve been stained since I was a child. Growing up, the dentist always asked (even when I was 10) if I was drinking coffee or tea to make my teeth so gross. I wasn’t, but unfortunately I didn’t learn from that questioning and avoid the beverages in question. I’m not that bright, after all. So when I was able to try out the whitening toothpaste, intense stain toothpaste, whitening toothbrush and whitening kit from Reach and Rembrandt, I was thrilled.
The toothpastes were awesome. I’ve never used Rembrandt toothpaste before, so it was a truly first time experience for me. The taste of the toothpaste was wonderful – not too minty or chemically for me. I used the whitening toothbrush with the toothpaste, and even though it was a soft bristle (I prefer the medium), I actually felt like my teeth were clean – which was a first for me when using soft bristles! The true test for me though was the whitening kit.
The hardest part about the 2 hour whitening kit is staying focused for the entire 2 hours. I really enjoyed the way I was able to warm up the trays to make them fit perfectly to my mouth, although I should have considered marking the top and bottom in some distinct way because I couldn’t tell the difference until I tried to put them in. The tubes that hold the whitening mixture were easy to open and easy to apply, so it wasn’t too hard to use – which really helps me when I’m whitening while watching a 2 year old! I used a timer to make sure that I was keeping the times right, and I was pleasantly surprised that I didn’t have any problems with taste or stinging, nothing unfavorable happened when I was using the whitening kit. For the first one I tried, my son needed to be put down for a nap a little early, so I kept the last 2 tubes in the fridge and used them later – it was a great way to not feel bad about taking the trays out early, and I was really happy to be able to come back to them when I had free time again.
The Perfect Gift For…
I would highly recommend these products as stocking stuffers for any one. I’m not sure how your family does stocking stuffers, but even if you put candy and gifts in them, these items would have a great presence too – dental health is truly important, and you know folks will use these gifts for sure!
I received free products from Reach and Rembrandt to facilitate this review. I received no other compensation and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions in my review are honest and my own.
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