Crest White Strips

Those of you that know me know that I’m petrified of the dentist. I’ve avoided going for far longer than is acceptable and I’m currently building myself up for a visit. There’s no getting out of it. My teeth are giving me grief and it’s going to cost me dear.

I wasn’t blessed with the best set of gnashers on the world. Finding a way to whiten my teeth, without letting anyone else go near them, hasn’t exactly achieved great results – Whitening toothpaste, a special machine with a Star Wars like blue ray… You name it – Nothing has actually worked.

Recently, I read a blog about Crest teeth whitening strips. So, in one last ditched attempt I decided to purchase some. As far as I’m aware the strips are not available to purchase in UK stores. I got mine online, where there are a variety of different types to choose from.

First up I tried the Crest white classic strips. I ordered a weeks worth of these and after three days of use, for thirty minutes a day, I saw significant results. After 7 days, I was more than impressed! These strips can be a bit messy to use, but seem to be the cheapest. You can opt for the 3D white strips, which will do exactly the same job with a little more grace.

After using the daily strips, I decided I’d have a go with the 2 hour advanced seal strips. I’d read that these can leave teeth feeling sore and they did become a bit achy for a few hours the next day, but it was only minor and nothing that I wouldn’t put up with again. If you have very sensitive teeth, I wouldn’t go there though! They advise using these strips once every three months. If you feel the need for a top up, there is nothing wrong with using the classic strips every now and then.

So, there you have it. I’m extremely happy with the shade of my teeth and I’d certainly recommend using these strips occasionally.

I bought my strips from Ebay and selected UK only sellers.
I’d advise purchasing from sellers that give you the use by date.
Expect to pay around £7-£8 for a weeks worth of classic strips and about £8/9 for the 2 hour express strips.

** BLOG UPDATE – I have been informed that the Crest Classics are no longer manufactured anymore – Check the sell by date if you are purchasing from ebay.

Have you had any luck with whitening? If so, do tell. Have you used or heard bad things about Crest White strips?

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8 Responses

  1. Thoughts in Little Boxes March 19, 2012 / 7:29 pm

    I know a lot of people that use these but I’ve always been scared to. I might give it a go next time I go over the pond. I’m going in for a cleaning on Wednesday. I hate the dentist too =s

  2. seebyzoe March 19, 2012 / 7:48 pm

    I was a bit worried about using them, but they worked a treat (Thank God)!

  3. aliceharold March 19, 2012 / 8:38 pm

    I have been meaning to try these for absolutely ages. Must give them a go!

  4. Michel Berger March 19, 2012 / 11:23 pm

    Crest 3D Whitestrips are brilliant.. The classic ones are not manufactured any more, so be careful when buying off ebay. I’d recommend finding a reputable UK based online retailer, who stock the full 3D range, which helps make sure you pick hte best strip to suit your teeth.

    • seebyzoe March 20, 2012 / 1:15 pm

      Oh that’s good to know. I checked the dates and they were getting close, but I was ready to use them right away. I’m going to San Fran soon, so will pick some up when I’m there. Thanks for the info!

  5. steph March 20, 2012 / 5:28 am

    Thanks, I will totally give these a shot in the near future! I’d love to have slightly whiter teeth… though nothing too intensely different. :)

    • seebyzoe March 20, 2012 / 1:12 pm

      They definitely aren’t blinding people & I feel much more confident :)

  6. ourdreamlives March 20, 2012 / 1:01 pm

    These sound fab – I’m going to give them a go… I’m terrified of the dentist too!

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