"Smile more!" — a phrase that's echoing in both social media and real life over and over again. People associate smiling with happiness. Well, it might not always be the case, but it is scientifically proven that a fake smile can somehow lead to a real one and true feelings of joy.
I seek perfection when it comes down to basic aspects of appearance (strongly believing that hygiene should be put above pretty clothes and perfume). The point is, even though how we display ourselves is highly subjective, let's face it, we all want a nice smile. Having white, healthy teeth is a common interest since the attention is usually drawn to our mouths when we communicate. But in order to achieve that million dollar smile it might cost a few things...like a million dollars to some. That's mainly why I thought sharing my whitening experience with Crest Whitestrips could somehow (read hopefully) be useful to somebody. Maybe, it will get you the smile that you want.
Crest Whitestrips are thin and flexible patches covered with a whitening gel that contains peroxide. Designed to conform to the shape of teeth, they work by keeping the whitening gel still on teeth, in order to penetrate the formation and stains under the enamel. They are completely safe if applied properly and hold the same ingredient used by dentists in whitening treatments, namely hydrogen peroxide.
My story is pretty simple: they worked wonders with my teeth. And I will explain why and how, but first, let me give you some short background info about my pearly whites. I wore braces for almost four years. When I took them down, back in 2009, my smile looked like it had been photoshopped in real life; it was just perfect. I am the kind of person who regularly goes to the dentist, brushes teeth like 5 times a day and takes good care of their smile obsessively. With years passing by and my body growing up and changing, my teeth have also not remained the same. So not long ago, I've started noticing that my million dollar smile wasn't looking anymore worth of a million dollars whatsoever...The lower teeth were getting a yellowish tone, with the upper ones following them slowly. And that's when the whitening strips kicked in.
I started using them about three weeks ago, only after I had read everything I needed. The package that I got contained 40 strips, 20 for the upper teeth and 20 for the lower ones, a dazzling pen and a special toothpaste, designed to keep the teeth fresh and whiter. I had used the strips on a daily basis for 5 days, then took a two day break to let everything set in place. I had noticed a color change since day 1 and, obviously, it improved every additional time. On the 8th day, after the application, I felt my teeth more sensitive than usual and decided I shouldn't use them so often. Ever since, I've been using Crest Whitestrips irregularly and without a certain pattern and the process is going really well.
I also alternate the strips with that magic pen, just to be sure none of them causes me any pain. The pen uses the same ingredients as the patches, but the application is different and the gel also feels distinctive. The results seem the same to me and I cannot say if one's better than the other. I think both are doing a really good job and it is just a matter of preferences, because the only thing that differentiates these two tools is the application system. Furthermore, I now manage to keep the white in place due to the Crest toothpaste. The toothpaste is by far the best one I have ever used and, even though it's a little more expensive than the usual ones found in the supermarkets, it is worth the money. It really feels like a tornado of freshness has invaded your mouth and the coolness can last up to 3 hours.
Overall, I was pretty blown away by how quick this full package from Crest has helped me get my white smile back and made my teeth this bright in such a short time. I didn't had any particular problems with them and I've used everything precisely as indicated. Of course, it is recommended to consult your dentist before purchasing such products. There are special whitening strips with little or none peroxide, which are more indicated to people with highly sensitive teeth. You can find the wide range of goods on their official website. I hope this review will come in hand and help you make the best decision.
Let's smile more! 😁
CREST 3D WHITESTRIPS - HERE
DAZZLING WHITE PEN - HERE
CREST BRILLIANCE TOOTHPASTE - HERE