(Closed) At home teeth whitening–what to buy?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
3575 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We bought the Walmart brand of Crest Advanced and it worked like a charm and much cheaper.  We also used whitening toothpaste and mouthwash.

Post # 4
1843 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve always used Crest Whitestrips and LOVE the results.  I wouldn’t hesitate to try the generic brand – they’re almost always the same product.

Post # 5
2907 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My dental hygienist recommended *ANY* whitestrips, but nothing that says “laser” or has you paint on the stuff yourself, or makes you put the whitening solution in a tray to leave in your mouth.


Personally I loved the listerine ones best because they dissolved–super convenient. But also crest whitestrips work fine. I <3 whitestrips, they really work.

Post # 7
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

In the past I tried both Crest White Strips and the Walmart (Equate) brand…I have to say that I liked Crest better. Wal-Mart left my teeth feeling really weird, almost rough like it had ruined my enamel, and they were splotchy (whiter in some areas).

Post # 8
1250 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

LOVE the Crest Advanced Seal white strips. Two to three applications is all it takes, the nasty white strip taste is kept to a minimum and you really can drink water with them on. I’ve tried the dissolving ones, and they just tasted gross and were all gooey…not for me. They do seem to be a bit stronger than other white strips i’ve tried, so they tend to make my teeth a bit sensitve. I generally can’t do more than one treatment a week.

Post # 9
2077 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@jayelcee85:  I can’t answer your question about which whitestrips to buy (I clicked the thread to read the responses because I’ve been wondering too!), but I’ve heard that if you drink your Diet Coke with a straw, it keeps most of the sugary goodness from your teeth.  🙂

Post # 10
6247 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

I love the Crest Whitestrips Advanced Seal. 

I have sensitive teeth so I alternate my regular toothpaste with Sensodyne Whitening and it seems to help.  Flossing is also helpful, it removes plaque that can yellow your teeth.  Straws are good too, to try to bypass your teeth when you drink. 

Post # 12
2091 posts
Buzzing bee

Crest strips are amazing. I’ve used the Equate brand and although it did work equally as well, I felt like my teeth weren’t super white for a long time. It was like they faded, or were re-coloured much faster than when I used the Crest ones. It could be all in my mind though!

Post # 13
45 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

Crest White Stripes…I SWEAR by them and I get soooo many compliments on how white my teeth are ( I probably over use them) I’ve actually stopped the last six months but I’m starting again for my June wedding because I want them to be crazy white.


I also drink coffee and red wine all the time and it doesn’t seem to matter 🙂


I hate the generic kind. I’ve tried them in the past to save money but they don’t work for me (probalby beacuse of the coffee and wine)

Post # 14
241 posts
Helper bee

My dentist sells really good trays that aren’t too expensive and go across your mouth as some strips just whiten what you see.

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