Monday, 17 January 2011

My Tooth Whitening Mission: The Results!

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I was going to be trying out Crest Whitestrips. Well I have finished the course and thought I'd let you all know how I got along!


First of all a quick low down on the application process. The kit comes with 14 sets of strips (upper and lower teeth). During the treatment, you are meant to apply a set every day for 14 days, leaving them on for 30 minutes each time. The strips stick quite firmly to your teeth during this process, so you are still able to talk and go about your normal activities. I generally applied mine in the evening, before bed.

And now for the (grizzly!) photos:
Before
After

As I'm sure you can all see, there is a marked improvement in the whiteness of my teeth! Overall I was really impressed with the result, considering I paid £26 ($40) I really think these are worth the money if you're thinking about teeth whitening but don't want to shell out to have it done professionally.

My friend actually had her teeth professionally whitened at the same time that I was using the Crest Whitestrips, and kindly let me include some before and after snaps for comparison.

Before
After (though in different lighting!)

As you can see, there is also a noticable difference, but I'm not sure it's worth the extra money...

The only downside to Crest Whitestrips (and to teeth whitening in general) is that they are not particularly healthy for your teeth, and that they do tend to increase the sensitivity of your teeth during use. I experienced increased sensitivity during the treatment, but it wasn't too bad (nothing that swicthing to Sensodyne toothpaste couldn't fix!)

So all in all, if you are set on the idea of tooth whitening (and you've read up on the downsides for your teeth!) then I think that Crest Whitestrips are definitely worth a try. They really do work and are considerably cheaper than professional whitening.

If you're in the UK, it is much cheaper to buy these in the US (or get someone to buy some for you!) but you can still get hold of them via various UK websites and from ebay (Though be warned when buying from ebay, these do have an expiry date!)
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41 comments

  1. Wow you can totally see the difference..

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  2. I got some of those crest whitestrips, from ebay [they were in date ;)] I did think they were making a difference but after a few applications they made my teeth very very sensitive. It was so awful I couldn't sleep & I didn't finish the box. Everyone has different experiences though.

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  3. Thanks for sharing this, Fleur! I have been wanting to go buy the whitestrips for a while now, but just wasn't sure about them! xx.

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  4. I have been wanting to do these but I can only find them for $53.00 which is still kind of pricey. I was going to use my Health Savings Account to buy them but with Obama's new rules you cant! :( Darn it!

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  6. fluer! this is TOTALLY off topic :P i know your out of school but i would be soooooooo EXCITED, HAPPY, AND THANKFUL, if you did a youtube video of a (light) makeup tutorial for prom night, or military ball. my military ball is next month and prom is shortly after that. since i NEVER wear makeup, i havent my whole life and im 18, a video by you would be really helpful! i love your taste in make up and i would love to see what you come up with!

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  7. great post! very informative!

    xoxo,

    insidelook19.blogspot.com

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  8. i tried these once because my tooth paste came with a sample and after one day i noticed a very nice but subtle difference =] great post i love your videos too!

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  9. Wow! I am trying the Close Up White Now but the results with this one is much better!

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  10. They worked just as well on me, I was very surprised too! Like you though, my bottom teeth didn't end up being as white as the upper row but it was still a very noticeable difference. I didn't experience any sensitivity during use but I've had my teeth whitened at the dentist's before so perhaps I'm a little more used to pain :)

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  11. I used these too.. and the results were good but the sensetivity during treatment is something else! lol.. although the sensetivity isn't lasting (not for me anyway)

    I would deff buy these again :)


    Malisha x

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  12. I used these they are amazing! The results are fab. They did cause a bit of sensitivity though, but as my teeth were fairly white to begin with I only used them a few times. I now just use them once in a while to 'top up' as I drink black coffee all the time I don't want to let the whiteness slip! x

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  13. i just ordered the plus white whitening system so i hope its as good! when you say that they increased the sensitivity did this go when you stopped using them or are they still sensitive? xx

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  14. I really want to try these! Thanks for sharing :)

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  15. Follow mee??
    <3 yoor blogg xx
    izzy

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  16. I would love to try these but now i'm not so ure. I already have sensitive teeth so it worries me it might make them worse! Still, you can really see an improvement which shows they work :)

    xxx

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  17. im well impressed and have actually been looking for something myself so thanks xXx

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  18. cant wait to get my brace off. i will be getting these!

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  19. Hi,

    This is really nice image. Tooth whitening are used to help patients keep proper track of the time when they ought to take their medications. Thanks...

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  20. oooo i have to try this! i just never thought to pick it up because it was so expensive- scared it wasn't going to work!

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  21. Great! You can see the difference, I so would love tot ry these. But like you said with Ebay you can never be sure. I think I will check out the crest site.

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    Thanks x

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  22. I've been using these lately as well. I don't like them at all! They always feel gooey on my teeth while on, and kind of foam. I switched to the trays, and love them!

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  23. fleur, i love love love your blog, so i nominated you for the style blogger award!! visit here: http://insidelook19.blogspot.com/2011/01/some-very-exciting-news.html to receive it!

    xoxo,

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  24. ive always been so skeptical on those crest white strips! thanks so much for doing this review! xoxo

    lavielajoie.blogspot.com

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  25. well my teeth were a little sensitive before, so maybe that's why they affected me more. to whoever asked - the sensitivity they caused went away a little after i stopped using them.

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  26. Good results i'm going to have to order this x

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  27. This is exactly what i've been looking for! xx

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  28. where did you purchase yours from?? x

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  29. Wow I am also using the same products for teeth whitening. Los Angeles is where I purchased it. They had it delivered to me yesterday. Now I'm little excited to see the results for my teeth after seeing yours! I really hope that this teeth whitening strips would help me have my healthy white teeth again.

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  30. Wow! I really want to try these!! I'm thinking of getting braces though so will probably wait until after that. Really useful post hun xoxo

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  31. Hi Fleur, is the whitening effect long lasting? I do drink a lot of coffee so just wondering how often i may need to repeat it if needed...Thanks a lot!

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  32. I was searching the internet to find advice about dealing with this type of situation. This is all very good advice I would love to hear more about your successful experiences.


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  34. A cheaper way to whiten my teeth, is of course, the way to go. But if I had my teeth done professionally and if it'll be noticeably whiter, then I think, the extra cost would be fine. Using these kind of products have side effects, like feeling tingly afterwards. Why risk having those sensations when you can ask your dentist to do it for you -- worry-free and risk-free.

    Jerri Franceschi

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  35. Amazing results. I would like to try those, but I have to consult with my Austin Dentist because I have really sensitive teeth.

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  36. Fantastic result! The product absolutely did its job to whiten your teeth! Look at them, they are sparkling and clean! Anyway, I think you have to use it in moderation because it contains some chemicals that might cause sensitivity to your gums. Thanks for sharing!

    Julie Romanelli

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