About Blizzard White
Blizzard White is a comprehensive, in-home teeth whitening system that can provide you with an attention-grabbing "Hollywood" smile in days, not weeks.
Blizzard White uses a powerful and effective blend of 22% carbamide peroxide and xylitol to whiten your teeth, along with Sure-Fit mouth trays to decrease the possibility of gum irritation.
In all, Blizzard White claims to whiten over 3 simple steps:
- Lightly brush your teeth and rinse with water, which helps prepare the surface for the ingredients contained in Blizzard White’s gel.
- Apply a small amount of the whitening gel to the front portion of each Sure-Fit mouth tray.
- Place the trays inside your mouth, bite down gently, and leave in place 30-60 minutes. After finishing, be sure to clean your mouth trays with a toothbrush and cool water.
Compared to the competition, Blizzard white claims to feature a thicker whitening gel, which remains in place better. And because it’s water-based, the gel won’t dehydrate your teeth.
Will Blizzard White whiten your teeth? Probably so. Will it provide a solid value for the money? The answer to this requires some explanation.
Will the Real Blizzard White Please Stand Up?
No, we haven’t come across any other whitening systems named Blizzard White. But we have encountered several nearly identical products that use similar website designs, text, and free trial programs, including Whitening Coach, Action Pro White, Smile Pro Direct, Brilliant Whites, and more.
If you look closely, you’ll even notice that all of these products come with the same pricing, and are manufactured by a company based out of Henderson, NV.
Overall, HighYa readers have provided fairly negative feedback for some of these products, with the most common complaint revolving around high prices and free trials (more in a moment).
Even though all of these products are nearly identical, what kind of whitening results can you realistically expect?
Is Blizzard White’s Ingredients Effective for Whitening?
The only ingredients we’re told about in Blizzard White are carbamide peroxide and xylitol.
When applied to your teeth, carbamide peroxide breaks down into hydrogen peroxide and urea. As it does this, an oxidation action occurs that breaks apart and lifts away stains.
Although carbamide peroxide is only about a third as strong as hydrogen peroxide (30% carbamide peroxide = 10% hydrogen peroxide), they’re thought to work equally well for teeth whitening (about 1-3 shades). This is compared to 5-8 shades at your dentist’s office.
As we outlined in Choosing an At-Home Teeth Whitening System though, the results you can expect depend on a variety of factors, including which layers of your teeth are stained, what’s causing the staining, the age of the stains, and so forth.
Xylitol, on the other hand, is a sweetening agent that doesn’t convert to acid inside your mouth, and doesn’t lead to tooth decay. It makes Blizzard White taste better, but won’t whiten your teeth.
Will You Experience Tooth Sensitivity with Blizzard White?
Based on Blizzard White’s website, you might believe that you won’t experience any tooth sensitivity when whitening. This might not be the case, though.
In general, for those with teeth sensitivity, whitening trays are preferable to strips and pastes. This is because the gel tends to stay away from the gums, where most sensitivity occurs.
If you’re not used to using one of these trays though, you might overfill the tray with gel. In turn, this can cause the excess gel to spread to your gums, leading to sensitivity. The good news is that the sensitivity will subside within a few minutes.
Again, you dentist may be able to prevent much of this sensitivity using thicker gels that remain on the teeth, as well as desensitizers like potassium nitrate and fluoride.
You already know that your dentist will likely charge hundreds for an in-office whitening treatment. But how much will Blizzard White cost you?
Blizzard White’s Pricing & Refund Policy
There are 2 ways you can purchase Blizzard White:
- 30-day system for $129.99, plus $10.91 S&H
- Pen on the Go! Whitening pen for $39.41 plus $10.91 S&H
Unlike many of the other whitening products we discussed above, Blizzard White isn’t available through a free trial, which is positive (although a trial program is listed in the company’s Terms & Conditions, known as the Constant Dazzler Club).
No refunds are available for Blizzard White products. If the package is unused, you may be able to obtain credit by calling customer service at 866-711-2835. If you’ve open or used your package of Blizzard White, you may be subject to a $19.60 destruction/repackaging fee.
Now that we’ve covered Blizzard White’s effectiveness and price, let’s bring everything together and see if it’s a good value.
Is Blizzard White a Good Value for Whitening Your Teeth?
If you keep your expectations realistic and understand that Blizzard White will only whiten your teeth 1-3 shades, you might be pleased with the results.
What you might not be pleased with is the price you paid. Why? Because similar tray-based at-home whitening systems can be found locally, for almost 1/3 less than Blizzard White. Similar results, much less money.
This can also make the return process easier (or just possible, as the case may be) if you’re not pleased, while saving a decent chunk of change in non-refundable S&H charges!
Price is definitely one consideration, but if you want the ultimate in effectiveness (or have especially sensitive teeth and gums), then your money might be best spent by scheduling an appointment with your dentist.
Our recommendation? While Blizzard White might work, we’d recommend exploring local options before placing your order.