Today we’re going to be focusing our efforts on reviewing one of the most popular bleach style treatments for whitening your teeth. Crest 3D White Whitestrips Professional Effects are getting a lot of positive reviews mostly on Amazon, so we wanted to offer our own opinion on this bleaching agent.
Crest are now a major international corporation with a huge line of products, but today we’re just going to be talking about their so-called “professional” edition of their whitening strips.
Let’s find out how well this treatment works.
Starting With The Science First
Crest 3D White Whitestrips Professional Effects are in a nutshell a chemical bleacher, whose ingredients work by polishing the outer layer of your teeth(enamel) as well as penetrating deeper into the dentin, which is usually the source for most discoloration.
Unlike EvoraPlus, which works by reducing the amount of plaque(usual cause of the yellow appearance if teeth), Crest 3D White Whitestrips work by bleaching stains caused by plaque.
Like most chemical bleachers, Crest uses peroxide as the main whitening ingredient, the only difference of course being the concentration of this primary ingredient, which in the case of this product is fairly high.
The other major contributing factor to the success of a bleacher is the delivery method and this is where Crest have done a good job. Unlike the majority of bleaching products, Crest 3D Whitestrips are easy to apply as all you need to do is peel off the protective sleeve and stick the strips directly onto you teeth.
Most whiteners use mouthpieces to apply their bleach, which is both uncomfortable as well as being less suitable for allowing the peroxide to be absorbed properly into your teeth.
This leads us to the benefits of this product.
Why It’s HOT!
There’s a couple of reasons why we liked Crest 3D White Whitestrips Professional Effects and they are:
- They were light on our teeth and gums(sometimes peroxide can cause problems that lead to sensitive teeth)
- They were very easy to apply and we weren’t drooling all over the place!
- They were quite effective at doing what they’re supposed to do – whiten your teeth.
Although the overall feeling towards this product was positive, there were of course some underlying issues as well.
Why It’s NOT!
Now what we’re about to say is common amongst all bleachers and that is this type of treatment method is completely TEMPORARY! The reason why your teeth turn yellow in the first place is because they’re unhealthy. They’re unhealthy because you haven’t done the best job in controlling the amount of plaque present on your teeth and gums.
Unlike a product like EvoraPlus which is a probiotic that helps to prevent the growth of plaque, Crest 3D White Whitestrips Professional Effects cannot offer any long term benefits.
Right, people as a whole are focusing too much of masking the problems that have to do with our own health instead of working on solutions to fix them.
Whiteners like this one can offer temporary relief from the ugliness of yellow teeth, but they cannot prevent it from coming back. As far as a bleaching treatment goes, these Whitestrips are certainly extremely powerful and one of the best available on the market, but if we had a choice we would prefer to focus more on reducing plaque build up using a probiotic instead.
For it’s sheer whitening ability, we had to place it at #2 on our Skin Whitening Leaderboard.