‘If you see someone without a smile give them one of yours.”
There is almost nothing more impressive than a big, bright, white smile. Unfortunately, as many of us get older, we find that our teeth become less white. Having your teeth professionally whitened can cost several hundred dollars, and most ordinary people cannot afford that.
That is why Crest Whitestrips are becoming a very popular alternative. I decided to give Crest Whitestrips a try because I am a smoker and I drink coffee, and my teeth have become very yellow.
About Cresta Whitestrips:
Crest Whitestrips only cost about $40. My dentist said it would cost over $400 to have him whiten my teeth. I went with the Crest Whitestrips. The instructions are pretty simple. You just apply one strip for 30 minutes twice a day.
Easy enough, right? Not really. The first thing I noticed is that the strips kind of made my teeth hurt. Not, like, unbearable pain, but more like that feeling you get when you drink something really cold.
Another problem I had with the strips, was that it was very annoying to keep them in my mouth. I have an oral fixation. I like to stick things in my mouth. I am constantly chewing gum, smoking cigarettes, sucking on straws, biting my nails, and sipping on a drink.
Features of Crest Whitestrips:
I also like to talk a lot. Crest Whitestrips are not conducive to this type of behavior. Each 30-minute application felt like hours.
After a few days, I realized that I still had more than 50 strips left before I completed the whitening process. I started to doubt if I was going to be able to keep this up for another month.
I started trying to think of ways that I could come up with $400, so I could go crawling back to my dentist and get this over with in one painless procedure. I will admit, though, I started to see some results after the first couple of days.
I have been using the strips for over a week now, and they are working, but it is a really slow and irritating process. Crest Whitestrips really do work, but they are extremely uncomfortable and annoying to use.
If you can afford to have your teeth whitened by your dentist, I would suggest doing so and saving yourself a big hassle. If you can’t afford to have your teeth professionally whitened, Crest Whitestrips are probably your only option.
You should consult with your dentist before you use them. If you have very sensitive teeth, they can be terribly painful, and your dentist would not recommend using them.