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What are the best teeth whitening kits?


best teeth whitening kitsConsumers are spoiled for choice with so many teeth whitening kits available in the market today. I have taken to trying out various products to find out which is best for me. Check out 3 of the better products below.

1. Crest Whitestrips

This is by far one of the best teeth whitening products, though the price may be a bit steep. It is safe, easy to use and helps you achieve effective whitening in a short time, say 1-2 weeks. All you need to do is place the little gel-covered strips on your teeth once or twice a day.

The downside is that some small white dots may appear on the teeth for several hours after using it. However, this problem can be overcome by applying the strips before an appointment.

2. Rembrandt Intense Stain Whitening Toothpaste
rembrandt teeth whiteningAt less than $10 per tube, this is the cheapest teeth whitening solution compared to the other two but as toothpaste, I find it rather pricey. You can buy it over the counter and is very easy to use.

Rembrandt claims to brighten, whiten and protect teeth with each use but I do not notice significant whitening, unless you use it for a long period. If you are impatient, you may prefer cheap toothpaste while using a more effective whitener like Crest Whitestrips.

3. Colgate simply White

colgate visible whiteColgate Simply White is cheaper than Crest Whitestrips and amongst paint-on whiteners although this product is no longer on the market. You can currently buy colgate visible white. Simple White It is the best at giving sparkling white teeth. The paint stays on the teeth and whitening is noticeable after a few weeks.

However, you have to hold your mouth open for 30 seconds after applying it. Crest Whitestrips is superior as you can drink water and move around without any waiting. But for those who don’t like the feel of wet strips in their mouth, Colgate Simply White may be more suitable.

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How Do Crest Whitestrips Work?

crest whitestripsCrest whitestrips and Crest 3D whitestrips work the same because they are in fact the same products. Crest has started using the 3D name because it sounds cool and high-tec! The Crest Whitestrips work by using a tooth whitening gel that contains peroxide. This gel coats the lining of a thin plastic strip that you put over top of your teeth.

How to use Crest Whitestrips

They are actually really easy to use, all you have to do is open the boxy and tear open the pouch that they are in. After doing this you remove the strip and peel back the liner. You should align the whitestrip with your gumline and then press gently so that the strips get good contact with your teeth. It is also recommended that you do not brush your teeth first. This may sound weird but I guess when you brush your teeth first it makes them really smooth and wet and this makes it harder for the white strips to stick. Once you have the front on your teeth you just fold the back behind your teeth and that will keep it in place. There is a required amount of time you should wear the strips (says on the box) so make sure you keep them on long enough.

Is it Ok to use two Whitestrips in a row?

Yes, according to the Crest website it is perfectly fine to use the strips back to back (two in a row). All you have to do is wear the first one for the amount of time you are supposed to, then take it off, wipe your teeth off and put on the second strip.

Can I use two Crest Whitestrip kits in a row or mix the whitestrips products?

Yes, according to the Crest site this is also fine. You can use one whitestrips kit and then start with another. It is also ok to use the whitestrips and then use the stainshield. It is recommended that you use one or two Crest Whitestrips kits per year to keep your teeth the whitest you can get them. If you still need further whitening or think that you do after this then it is recommended that you speak to a dentist about the professional strength Crest Whitestrips Supreme.

Is it OK to use the upper strip on bottom teeth or bottom strip on upper teeth?

No you should not do this. They will still work if you switch them but they may not fit properly. The upper strip is made specifically for the top teeth and to cover the entire area, while the lower teeth whitestrips are made to cover the bottom teeth. If you put the lower teeth whitestrips on your top teeth it will not cover as much area and it could make your smile look a bit funny.

Is it OK to wear the gentle routine Crest Whitestrips for longer than 5 minutes?

You should limit the use of the whitestrips to 5 minutes a day, these seems a bit contradictory to other answers but this is all coming from the Crest site so I would follow the instructions there. They say that wearing the whitestrips for more than 5 minutes a day can result in tooth sensitivity, I guess you can wear them longer then if your teeth don't get bothered.

Can I reuse Crest Whitestrips?

No you can not, using a whitestrip a second time will not whiten your teeth at all. The strips use hydrogen peroxide and if you try to use the strip a second time it will almost all be used up.