(Closed) Teeth Whitening at home–which brand to use?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I believe my dentist recommended the Crest Whitening Strips, but I have not used them yet.

Post # 4
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’ve used Crest Whitestrips.  It worked really well.  But it stung a little at times when I drank something cold or took a big breath in because it made my teeth extra sensitive.  It was totally worth it though.

Post # 5
952 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If you are at all sensitive with weird tasting goo in your mouth, then i’d pass on the whitestrips. I put one on for about 1 minute and I was gagging over the toilet. I uses Listerine whitening mouthwash. I can notice a difference for sure.

Post # 6
191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Just asked my fiancee (a dentist) and he said that the crest whitening strips would work just fine!

Post # 7
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Agree.  Crest Whitestrips.  I have been using them since they came out.  I only use them every few months for a touch-up and only a couple of strips at a time.  My girlfriend who has had her dentist whiten her teeth always comments that my teeth are whiter than hers.  They are the best!

Post # 9
2161 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Go with the pro.  You do it in less time.  I thought I was going to go crazy doing the strips, twice a day for 2 weeks.  They made my teeth sensitive and I ended up spacing them out even longer.   If I do them again, I’ll spend the extra money to get them over with! 

Post # 10
29 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m a Dental Hygienist. Any of the Crest Whitestrips will work great. Depending on how sensitive your teeth are and how much time you have to whiten them. I personally wouldn’t do the “Pro”, they are made with a very high concentration of bleach to make them the maximum white color in a very short time. Side effects=OUCH!! Your teeth will be very sensitive!!!! The regular brand of Crest Whitestrips will work just as good….just will take a little longer to get maximum results which in turn makes the tooth sensitivity more tolerable. If you get tooth sensitivity with the strips, try using them for less time-I would not recommend keeping them on more than 30-45 min. Do not sleep in them! Also, you can try alternating your days….whiten every other day rather than once or twice a day. Its all about how much you can tolerate with the sensitivity.

The best way to get your teeth whitened to the results you want faster is to get professional bleach from your dentist. They will make bleaching trays that fit exactly to your teeth-no more pushing the strips along your teeth trying to get them in every little groove of your tooth. Wear the trays 3 days on, 2 days off starting at 30 min moving up to 1 hr  per day (depending on your sensitivity level) You will see GREAT results in a matter of about 2 weeks. For every one time you use professional bleaching its like going through 1 whole box of Crest Whitestrips!

Hope this helps, Good luck!!!

Post # 11
558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@OhBeeHive84: How funny! I was going to post the same question tonight! You beat me to it! 🙂

Post # 12
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have used Crest Whitestrips…the original cheaper ones not the newest advanced turbo kind!  They whitened really well but did make my teeth a bit sensitive which is one of the side effects. 

Post # 13
3638 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I used the Crest Advance (apparently the stick on better) and they worked wonderfully! It’s been a year and I’ll have to do it again soon…if I can find them in Australia. 🙁 You only need to use them every night for two weeks. Your teeth will be a little sensitive for those two weeks and then will go back to normal – but whiter!

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