Having the whitest teeth possible seems to be the ultimate goal for not only celebrities, but also from teens to seniors. However, having your teeth whitened by a dentist can be expensive. Today there are so many varieties and levels of whitening systems, it can be difficult to know which one is right for you. There are also some risks you should be aware of before you begin your quest. Teeth Whitening – Bleaching Risks & Rewards, & Whitening Costs . Even though I take good care of my teeth, I wanted them whiter, and asked family and friends for their recommendations and results.
Luster 1 Hour White Reviews Although most users claimed it worked, the biggest complaint was it became tedious to use, owing to 3 steps that had to be repeated in the one hour process; rinse, apply whitening agent, hold light up to teeth for 2 minutes. Some users had a mild sensitivity, most agreed it lightened their teeth on an average of 2 shades, and two users said there were no noticeable effects.
Crest WhiteStrips Professional Effects was a favorite for first time users. This kit requires you to wear the strips for 30 minutes, twice a day, for 3 days. Crest claims this whitening effect will last 18 months, although none of the users I surveyed had reached that point. Again, some experienced mild to severe sensitivity, and more than half claimed excess saliva caused the bottom strips to loosen. All found it worked, rating it from 2-4 shades lighter. Find out more at: Crest Whitestrips Pro Effects Reviews
Crest 3D WhiteStrips Professional Effects received the most raves with no complaints. Every user claimed they had excellent results with noticeable whitening, and none experienced any sensitivity. Used only once a day for 30 minutes was also a plus. The most successful regime included following up with Crest White Glamorous toothpaste with daily brushing. More information at: Crest 3D Whitestrips Professional Effects
Teeth Whitening Crest 3D White Intensive Professional Effects Whitestrips was used by only 2 participants in my survey, and both were completely satisfied by the whitening and brightening effects. They said they wouldn’t use any other product, would highly recommend this to friends, and would no longer pay for expensive treatments by their dentists. The strips are worn for 30 minutes daily, for 10 days, and can be used twice a year. Results were claimed to be seen in 4 days. To help prevent staining, Crest also offers Stain Shield to be used daily after brushing with their Glamorous White toothpaste.
Generic kits (Walmart’s Equate brand) were purchased by 3 users, and given poor reviews. There was no visible change in the color of teeth and considered a waste of time and money.
Before using a whitening kit, please remember that users get different results depending on age, dental health, degree of stains and daily care. Most claim they can be used on sensitive teeth but that doesn’t mean you won’t experience pain or discomfort; it means exactly what it says… it can be used on sensitive teeth, without causing damage.( The main ingredient in these products is peroxide gel ) Basically they are safe, so if you’re looking to brighten your smile, using one is definitely worth a try.