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Pearl Gentle White Review

Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it has been discontinued.

Our Verdict

While there are limited tools and extras in the teeth whitening kit, Pearl Gentle White is gives you fast and effective results.

For

  • The treatment time is exceptionally quick.

Against

  • It lacks tools like moldable mouthpieces.
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Pearl Gentle White image: Our testing participant's teeth were already very white when he began his treatment.

Pearl Gentle White image: Our testing participant's teeth were already very white when he began his treatment.
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Pearl Gentle White image: In our testing, teeth grew two shades lighter from using the one-day treatment.

Pearl Gentle White image: In our testing, teeth grew two shades lighter from using the one-day treatment.
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Pearl Gentle White image: Switching on the power button begins the treatment.

Pearl Gentle White image: Switching on the power button begins the treatment.
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Pearl Gentle White image: The mouthpiece and applicators are arranged in cases.

Pearl Gentle White image: The mouthpiece and applicators are arranged in cases.
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Pearl Gentle White image: The product's webpage, which is on the site of its manufacturer, Nordstrom, has an instructional video.

Pearl Gentle White image: The product's webpage, which is on the site of its manufacturer, Nordstrom, has an instructional video.
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Pearl Gentle White image: Nordstrom's Facebook page has frequent updates.

Pearl Gentle White image: Nordstrom's Facebook page has frequent updates.
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Pearl Gentle White image: You can contact Tanda and Nordstrom via Twitter.

Pearl Gentle White image: You can contact Tanda and Nordstrom via Twitter.
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Pearl Gentle White image: Pictures of the product are on Nordstrom's Pinterest account.

Pearl Gentle White image: Pictures of the product are on Nordstrom's Pinterest account.
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Pearl Gentle White image: Nordstrom's Instagram feed is one of the best ways to get quick updates on its teeth products and other cosmetics.

Pearl Gentle White image: Nordstrom's Instagram feed is one of the best ways to get quick updates on its teeth products and other cosmetics.
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Pearl Gentle White image: If you like a visual learning tool, then the company's Youtube channel can help you get instructions in addition to the written format.

Pearl Gentle White image: If you like a visual learning tool, then the company's Youtube channel can help you get instructions in addition to the written format.
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Pearl Gentle White image: There are plenty of help services available to answer your questions about the teeth whitening process.

Pearl Gentle White image: There are plenty of help services available to answer your questions about the teeth whitening process.
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Pearl Gentle White image: There is a direct email address rather than a question submission form.

Pearl Gentle White image: There is a direct email address rather than a question submission form.
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Pearl Gentle White image: The whitening gel comes in applicator tubes.

Pearl Gentle White image: The whitening gel comes in applicator tubes.
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Pearl Gentle White image: There is a shell-shaped case for your mouthpieces.

Pearl Gentle White image: There is a shell-shaped case for your mouthpieces.
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Pearl Gentle White image: The power button on the mouthpiece is easy to spot.

Pearl Gentle White image: The power button on the mouthpiece is easy to spot.
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Pearl Gentle White image: The power button lights up when you push down on it.

Pearl Gentle White image: The power button lights up when you push down on it.
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Pearl Gentle White image: High-profile publications such as Real Simple have endorsed the product.

Pearl Gentle White image: High-profile publications such as Real Simple have endorsed the product.
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Pearl Gentle White image: The gel applicators come in a safe box.

Pearl Gentle White image: The gel applicators come in a safe box.
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Pearl Gentle White image: The product is approved by the FDA.

Pearl Gentle White image: The product is approved by the FDA.
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Pearl Gentle White image: Speed is one of the product's best points.

Pearl Gentle White image: Speed is one of the product's best points.

Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it has been discontinued. You can still read our original review below, but Top Ten Reviews is no longer updating this product’s information.

The Pearl Gentle White kit is one of the best ways to get whiter teeth in a short amount of time. It works quickly and gives your teeth a whiter sheen than products that take weeks to see an effect.

With a treatment time of just a few hours, Pearl Gentle White is one of the best teeth whitening at home choices for quick results. Its teeth whitening gel can make your teeth two full shades whiter in hours, a remarkable feat in a field in which some products take weeks of time-consuming treatment for the same result.

With just a day of treatment, we weren't sure what to expect in terms of lasting results. However, our testing participant reported that Pearl Gentle White’s effects were still apparent weeks after completing the treatment. Plus there was no loosening of the mouthpieces, either. During testing, the mouthpieces the teeth totally in all the visible areas, making it a thorough job from beginning to end.

One way in which this product does not quite measure up is the comfort. Although there was no blistering, our testing participant reported having some discomfort during the short process, including some gum sensitivity. Additionally, his gums turned whiter at first, even though they were back to normal quickly.

If your teeth and gums are sensitive, you can choose to spread the 50-minute treatment over five days, using the gel for just 10 minutes a day.

Even though the gel has a generic taste, it is not unpleasant. The treatment’s sensitivity reducers made the comfort level still serviceable, even though it is not a totally pain-free experience.

The lack of included extras is the only true weak point in this otherwise great teeth whitening kit. There is no whitening light, whitening pen or shade guide, and the mouthpiece set isn't moldable. Even if the treatment is meant to be brief, having some added benefits would still be better than the scant offerings that come with the kit.

The tools that are included are impressive and easy to use. The mouthpiece itself is a double, with the top and bottom mouthpieces combined into a single object. The applicators come in individual tubes, with the correct amounts for each part of the mouth ready to be applied to the inside of the mouthpiece.

The support services from Nordstrom’s offshoot hygiene company, Tanda, are almost totally satisfactory. An email support address is provided via the manufacturer’s site, and it you'll get a reply within three days.

Tanda also has a phone line, and even though you will probably have a wait time, the employees are friendly and helpful. Nordstrom’s social media outlets also provide information about other products you might like, and even though there is a lot of advertising on them rather than tips, we still appreciate the efforts of Nordstrom to keep customers informed about its offerings.

The kit also comes with instructions, and the website for the product has an instructional video that walks you through how to set up the kit correctly.

Pearl Gentle White provides professional-level results in a short amount of time. There are not enough tools provided for additional whitening help, but its overall benefits are still impressive enough to warrant our recommendation.