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Hey everyone! Today I have a review on the Crest 3D Whitestrips with Advance Seal! I was still on the hunt for an affordable way to whiten my teeth after I was still not satisfied with the results from the Glo whitening treatment (my review here). I had read tons of great reviews on Makeup Alley and I asked my dentist about the safest, most effective, and affordable way to whiten my teeth and she recommend Crest Whitestrips. There are five different levels of whitening power to chose from. The package I purchased was level five which it the most powerful (and expensive) level of whitening that the Crest strips offer. The product comes with 7 packages which contain a top and bottom strip. You wear one package of strips for two hours for seven consecutive days.
As for initial my reaction to the product, I didn't find the usage of this product as convenient as I thought it would be. Even with the "advance seal technology" I still found the strip to slide around a bit and I could taste the whitening product which was very uncomfortable and I am sure it cant be very good for you. Additionally you had to have the strip on for two hours which is quite a long time. You can leave the house, it is difficult to talk with the strips in, and I really wouldn't recommend drinking water with the strips in like advertisement says you can. Although I put up with the inconvienice in hopes of seeing significant results.
Some of the reviews had said that this product gave then temporary teeth sensitivity. As someone who has never had problems with sensitivity before I was not really expecting to experience the same problem although after two treatment I was experiencing bad sensitivity! It was very uncomfortable. So I went out to the store an purchased sensitivity toothpaste which made a significant improvement. The disclaimer on the product warned that with the stronger the whitening power the more chance of sensitivity. So I recommend anyone who plans on starting this treatment to switch to a sensitivity toothpaste. About 4 days into the treatment my gums got really sore and the strips began to really burn towards the end of the two hour treatment. I looked online and it turns out this is not uncommon. The package said if irritation progresses to give your teeth a few days break so I decided to stop using the treatment for a few days to let my gums recover and after that I finished the treatment.
Despite the unpleasant process I was really happy with the results, my teeth were significantly whiter. If you really want to whiten your teeth affordably and are willing to go through this process then this is the product for you. If you have any other questions about this product and my experience with it just let me know!