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Crest Whitestrips review

Product Review: Crest Whitestrips with Tartar Protection

When two dentists in a row recommended Whitestrips over more expensive tooth-whitening products, my inner Scrooge McDuck was giddy. It's always great when experts sing the praises of relatively inexpensive treatments over spendy ones. Alas, the original Whitestrips formula requires users to wear 30 minutes a day, and frankly, that is too much of a commitment for me.

But now I am back on the Whitestrips bandwagon because of a new variety. Crest has released a tartar-control version that promises to whiten teeth and reduce tartar — and the best part is that you have to wear the strips for only five minutes a day. I've been using these for the past two weeks, and I'm already seeing pearlier whites. What's more, I credit them with minimizing a stubborn bit of tartar that always seems to pop up on my incisors. Usually I have to break out the ol' Sonicare to get rid of that buildup, but now my chompers are clean without it.

Since my teeth are brighter and cleaner, the new Whitestrips a big thumbs-up from me. The retail price is $39.99, but you can get a $7 coupon to make the price more palatable.

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alexmom alexmom 8 years
I am excited about these, but worried as well. I have tried them in the past and they made my teeth and gums hurt. Did this happen to anyone else?
Linz81 Linz81 9 years
I'm afraid of these. I used the Whitestrips Premium a few years ago and they ate all the sealants out of my teeth. I had to pay $200 to get them replaced cause I started getting like instant cavities.
audreyxoxo audreyxoxo 9 years
i love aquafresh white trays. a little hard to talk when you have them on, but its only for 15 mins so its ok!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Thanks Bella!!!
emalove emalove 9 years
I like Crest Whitestrips.
linday_love linday_love 9 years
i would buy it because i drink a lot of soda
Jessamae22 Jessamae22 9 years
sweeet! Thanks, I'll have to check these out (considering my coffee addiction isn't doing my teeth any favors):)
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 9 years
My mum's a dental hygienist, so I get my professional whitening (and tartar removal!) gratis :-p but these seem like a good investment if you need them...
Beauty Beauty 9 years
Jessamae22, I didn't have any issues with tooth sensitivity. One thing that I did was *not* brush my teeth before using them. I think that might help a little. And I took them off right after 5 minutes.
imeesagad imeesagad 9 years
i crest's whitening strips
Jessamae22 Jessamae22 9 years
Bella--since the wear time was shorter, did you notice your teeth being more sensitive?? I had used the 7-day strips and man, my teeth felt even more sensitive than usual (I figured it was b/c of the stronger formula)!
JennyJake JennyJake 9 years
I always thought these were to icky with the gel and never really got the hang of them. Anyone have any good tips to using this product without the ick factor?
ALSW ALSW 9 years
I've always wanted to try this! Defintely cheaper than going to BriteSmile or something, especially if it works! And 5 minutes a day? I'm sold.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I want to buy them! Even though my teeth are pretty white naturally :P
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