I was sent a pack of Crest 3D White Whitestrips with Advanced Seal No Slip Technology complimentary from Influenster to test and review. I’ve always had a slight yellow tinge to my teeth, so whitening is something I have considered. As a young teen, I asked my dad to buy me something to help, and he grabbed Rembrandt whitening trays. I had to deal with gooey trays in my mouth, and the result was patchy, unevened whitening. Compared with my first whitening experience, these Crest strips are a homerun.
Application and Removal
These strips are easy to apply. You line up the bottom of the strip with your gum, press down for 2-3 seconds to create a seal, wrap around your teeth, and press for another 2-3 seconds on the back, starting with the bottom strip. You want to make sure your alignment is right before you press down. Once in place, these babies aren’t moving! When removing, it’s almost as if they’re rubber-cemented to your teeth. Just a little tugging though, and they come off.
The advanced seal is more so aimed at slip prevention rather than keeping product in. The product foams up around the teeth and consequently up and around the strip. The taste is unoffensive – it almost tastes like coconut water, oddly enough. Even though product does get in your mouth, it’s not much compared to whitening trays and whitening gel. Definitely tolerable.
Advanced Seal No Slip Technology
The strips get an A+ in this department. Once in place, the strips don’t budge whatsoever. I was able to talk with ease. I would compare it to having braces, a retainer, or invisalign in your mouth for the first time and having to learn to talk around it.
Also high marks in whitening! My teeth were a tad whiter after just three days, as promised, but I wasn’t certain until the halfway mark when I compared photos. Although the photos were taken in slightly different lighting, the results are obvious.
I did experience some tooth sensitivity on one particular tooth after the first few days. As recommended by the literature that was included with the kit, I stopped use for a few days until the sensitivity subsided. Once I started back up, it didn’t return so I resumed use. The sensitivity never returned.
Crest 3D White whitestrips are widely available – Walmart, Walgreens, you name it. They retail for around $54.99, though I’ve seen them on sale at Walgreens for $42.99. Considering the results, I’d say the $43-$55 dollars is well worth it!