Because teeth whitening products are sold in a few different forms and by so many different brands, choosing just one can be hard to do. I did quite a bit of research before I felt comfortable enough to purchase Crests 3D Professional Effects Whitening Strips. Most of the YouTube video’s I watched and online reviews I read praised the product for its results. Out of the complaints, the majority were about how harsh the teeth sensitivity became while using the strips. I have never experienced any sensitivity in my teeth before however, so I figured I would give the whitening system a try. I am super glad that I did because I was actually pretty impressed by the results!
The box itself comes with twenty packs, each pack containing two strips, and an instruction pamphlet on how to use the strips. The box claims that the strips:
- remove 14 years of stains
- are enamel safe
- provide a strong grip, no-slip whitening experience
During the first two uses, I felt moments of sensitivity while the strips were on but not any sensitivity once they were off. For every use after those two, I felt nothing.
The most sensitivity I felt during the entire experience was in my last week of using the strips. I put them on one night while I was in bed and accidentally fell asleep. When I woke up in the morning and realized I had the strips on, I took them off and for that entire day everything I ate or drank had to be lukewarm otherwise I would feel searing pain in my teeth. Lesson of the story: Don’t forget to remove the strips! The longer the strips are on, the more sensitivity you feel once you take them off.
The box claims to start showing visible results after the first three uses. For some that may be true but as for me, I did not see a big difference in my teeth until I was midway finished with the box (after using about 10 packets). There were positive results nonetheless, and I was super satisfied with the natural glow these strips gave my teeth!
Overall, I’d say this is a pretty effective whitening system. I used to drink coffee almost everyday (at least 4 times a week) and so my teeth had a bit of a yellow tint to them (with most of the yellow near the gums of my teeth). By the time I had used every packet in the box, my teeth definitely appeared to be whiter and naturally brighter. If you are considering trying out a teeth whitening system, I would definitely recommend trying this one first (especially if it is your first time using a whitening system!).
If you are interested in purchasing these to try for yourself, i’ve found them on Amazon for $10-$30 less than what they ordinarily retail for! Here’s the link:
If you have ever tried Crests 3D Professional Effects Whitening Strips before, what was your experience like?