What Are Crest White Strips?
How To Use Crest White Strips?
Teeth whitening can cause you to have increased tooth sensitivity for a while after the whitening process, you will want to avoid brushing your teeth before whitening, as this may increase the sensitivity even more.
- Remove both strips from the package
- Trim the strips to fit your teeth.
- Remove the plastic layer that protects the adhesive.
- Gently insert the strips onto your teeth. Make sure they don’t touch your gums.
- Leave them on your teeth for the recommended duration (usually only a few minutes).
- Remove the strips afterward.
- Rinse your mouth with water.
- Avoid brushing your teeth for at least two hours.
- This treatment can be repeated 1-2 times a day.
Notes: Make sure you read the package directions as well to see how long the strips need to be applied.
How Long Should I Wear Crest White Strips?
If it is your first time using Crest 3D White Strips, you may want to wear them for the minimum amount of recommended time first. Once you are used to them and you are comfortable with tooth sensitivity, you can increase the duration of the treatment.
How To Keep Your Teeth White After Using The whitening Strips?
Once you use the strips, you will want to implement a lifestyle that supports healthier, whiter teeth. The main things you will want to avoid are:
- Energy drinks, pop, fruit juices
- Sugary or starchy foods
You do not need to cut out these foods completely, but if you really want a whiter smile, avoiding these products would be best. If you do decide to have drinks that could stain your teeth, coffee, wine, soda, etc. it is advised that you use a straw so the liquid will come into contact with your teeth less.
Regular dental appointments are one of the best ways to keep your teeth white. You can get your mouth cleaned and inspected by healthcare professionals. The clinic will also give you personalized tips on how to improve your oral care.
Why Do Crest Whitestrips Work?
Using a DIY (do-it-yourself) method is a little risky, you may not do it right and you could be wasting your money. If you use too much of it, you could cause a lot of short-term sensitivity and discomfort.
What Are The Ingredients in Crest White Strips?
These products contain a fair amount of chemicals that are aimed at getting you a whiter smile:
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP)
- Carbomer 956
- Sodium hydroxide
- Sodium saccharin
- Acrylates copolymer
- Pyrophosphate (in Crest 3D White Whitestrips Stain Shield)
- Polyethylene (the textured strip)
Before buying Crest 3D Whitestrips you will want to get a dentist appointment to see if the stains on your teeth can be fixed by Whitestrips. The stains you are experiencing could be either extrinsic or intrinsic (external or internal). If the stains are internal, it could be due to decay, underlying conditions, or even medication. Depending on the type of stain you have, your dentist may advise you to not use Crest 3D White Strips.
Are Crest Whitestrips Dangerous?
How Much Do Crest Whitestrips Cost?
Are There Alternatives to Whitestrips?
Zoom can increase the whiteness of your teeth by a few shades in one treatment that won’t take more than an hour. You will have trained specialists taking care of your smile so you don’t have to worry about getting the best treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Most patients will be eligible for Zoom Teeth Whitening, your dentist will be able to tell you if it’s the right choice for your smile.
At the time of this post, we do offer a take-home whitening kit for our regular patients, the Zoom in-office procedure is not included with regular dental care.