There are many teeth whitening products available over the counter which means you don't necessarily have to pay a high price or schedule a dentist appointment to get your teeth whitened. Crest Whitestrips revolutionized the market by introducing disposable plastic strips that you place directly onto your teeth. These strips contain a whitening gel that, as the name suggests, whitens your teeth.
Many more similar products have since hit the market. Some products work, others don’t work well while others don’t work at all.
It is worth mentioning that you should definitely consult with your dentist before purchasing and using over-the-counter whitening products.
There are a few qualities inherent to Crest White Strips that make this specific brand a better choice than most.
Made With Hydrogen Peroxide
If you have ever had teeth whitening done by a dentist, he definitely used Hydrogen Peroxide. Any teeth whitening product that does not contain this bleaching agent may not be very effective in doing its job. Crest White Strips use hydrogen peroxide in its entire range of whitening products. Not only that, but the product has to be enamel-safe so it doesn’t erode your teeth enamel. This is something that the brand has done well consistently since its introduction into the market in 2001.
Varying Levels of Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen Peroxide may be a bleaching agent but it's not that simple. Most people assume that more peroxide means better which isn’t exactly the case. The amount of peroxide that would be appropriate for you depends on the severity of your staining. If you simply have mild stains, a product with high peroxide content may actually damage your teeth (such as tooth sensitivity) rather than help. Crest White Strips are available in varying peroxide content to cater to the different users.
It is for this reason you may want your dentist to recommend the best whitening product based on your specific condition.
The reason why professional laser treatment is so effective for teeth whitening is because it gets to all the nooks and crannies. Some whitening strips don’t conform to the individual's particular set of teeth and therefore leave some areas of the teeth untreated. This leads to uneven whitening which can be more visually unappealing than the original stained teeth. Crest 3D Supreme FlexFit solves this problem by conforming to the user's teeth and getting nice and even whitening just like a professional laser treatment.
Lastly, whitening products can be slow. Many white strips on the market are used for about an hour (or more) every day for up to two weeks. There are times when you simply can't wait this long to get the result you want. Crest 3D 1-Hour Express works in just one hour.
To reiterate, it is important that you speak to your dentist about the best Crest White Strips or other home whitening treatment. The dentist can make the best recommendation depending on the results you want to achieve and the severity of your staining.