Convenient, effective and
inexpensive way to whiter teeth!
Take off 20 years of stain build-up
The Crest White strips Dental Whitening
thin, clear, flexible strips that are applied directly to teeth that deliver
higher-dose 6.5% hydrogen peroxide bleaching than
You are instructed to wear them for 30 minutes twice a day
for three weeks. Results may be seen in 14-21 days.
Convenient, at-home use
Whitening comparable to 10% carbamide peroxide and you "will have whiter teeth for 6 months".
Eating, drinking, or sleeping is not
recommended while you are wearing the
Whitestrips. Doing so could affect whitening results.
Crest recommends patients start with their
upper teeth first so you can see the contrast in color changes.
Teeth that have
blue-gray stains or dark stains caused by
certain types of medications during tooth
development may require a different whitening
Personal results will vary with habits
(smoking, coffee drinking, etc.).
Professional Crest Whitestrips, Crest
recommends Crest Dual Action Whitening
toothpaste to be used with the Crest
extra soft toothbrush to gently polish
away surface stains daily .
Slowly peel, place gel side against
teeth, align top of strip with your gum line
and gently press to ensure good contact with teeth. strip
Ingredients: Glycerin, Purified Water, Hydrogen Peroxide, Carbopol 956, Sodium
Hydroxide, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Stannate.
Dentist supervised whitening
will give you the best results with less margin for error.
It is advisable
a teeth cleaning
appointment before you start any type of
whitening treatment. These treatments
can be harmful if you have cavities or decay,
plus clean teeth absorb the whitening
When our staff tried
WhiteStrips they had problems with placing them on their teeth and keeping them
on. Also, if the strips accidentally got stuck together while trying to
place them on their teeth they were impossible to try to separate so they had to
use another strip. They wanted to advise you to do the process slowly so they will stay
on better. They felt this product is a
you cannot tolerate trays
you just want to whiten
your teeth 1-2 shades
you just want to whiten
your front 6-8 teeth
to use with pre-teens
for those who may have a
sensitivity problem with 10% gel
don't want to clean a
tray after each use
According to Dental
Economics article of December 2000 by Michael Miller, D.D.S. pg 116, the strips
are "reasonably comfortable to wear, do not affect speech" and they
are disposable. However, " it is also certain that patients will
still get the best and fastest results by using a tray."
"only cover (in most cases) canine to canine. So to bleach all the
visible teeth in most patients (10-12 teeth), they will need to use two strips
at the same time, doubling their costs."
This product is
useful if you want to only whiten one shade or as a touch up after using
a tray based whitening product. A tray whitening system would work
more efficiently to change more than one shade lighter.
effect is entirely
dependent on peroxide concentration x time in contact with teeth
~We have no financial investments in any of these products.
+Tooth Whitening in Children.
Dr Donly, Dr Baharloo, Dr. Rojas-Candelas, Dr. Godoy, Dr Zhou,
Dr. Gerlach. Compendium, Jan 2002/Vol 23, No 1A pgs 22-27.
Whitening Paradigms 1 year
Later: Introduction of a Novel Professional Tooth-Bleaching
System. Dr. Gerlach. Compendium, Jan 2002/Vol 23 pg 4-8.
Overview of a Professional
Tooth Whitening System Containing 6.5 Hydrogen Peroxide Whitening Strips.
Dr. Sagel, Ms Jeffers, Dr. Gibb, Dr. Gerlach. Compendium, Jan
2002/Vol 23 pg 9-15.
Effect of Peroxide
Concentration and Brushing on Whitening Clinical Response. Dr.
Gerlach, Dr Zhou, Sagel, Jeffers. Compendium, Jan 2002/Vol23
Comparative Clinical Efficacy
of Two Professional Bleaching Systems. Dr. Gerlach, Dr. Zhou.
Compendium, Jan 2002/Vol 23 pg35-41.
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