Wednesday, September 24, 2014

On the left side is a picture of me in 2009. On the right side is a picture of me in August 2014. I get asked every now and then, how I get my teeth looking this white, so if you want to know how, keep on reading...

Since being a Youtube addict, watching beauty related videos online is part of my daily routine. One day about 3 years ago, I heard someone walk about the Crest Whitestrips in a video. They talked about how amazing the strips were at whitening their teeth. I started researching these whitestrips, because I wanted to make sure it wasn't only one person talking positively about them. It turns out everyone loved them and had only good things to say about them. So I went on eBay and bought a box of Crest 3D White Advanced Vivid Whitestrips.

I finally got the package and it took a while, because it was shipped from America. I immediately started the 14 day treatment and after only 3 days, I started noticing a small change, in the color of my teeth. 

The brand Crest makes different types of mouth hygiene and whitening products, so depending on which whitestrips you pick up, there will be different instructions.
The box on the picture above, was the first whitestrips I used. In this box there are 14 pouches, in each pouch there are 2 whitening strips, one for the upper teeth and one for the lower teeth (look at the picture below). These strips have a sticky bleach side and that's the side you stick onto your teeth. The instructions were to wear the two strips for 30 minutes everyday in 14 days.

The amazing thing about these whitestrips are, that your teeth stay white for about 1 year. So you will only have to use these once for 2 weeks every year, if you want to keep your teeth looking white. Personally I use a box every 1.5 years and in between treatments I use a whitening toothpaste, that way my teeth stay white for a longer amount of time.

After using the other box, I bought the Crest Intensive Professional Effects Whitestrips. This box comes with 7 pouches, 2 strips in each, but with this kit you have to wear the strips for 2 hours, 7 days in a row. To be honest I thought these would whiten my teeth like crazy, but I actually prefer the Advanced Vivid strips. The 2 hour strips are way to harsh on my teeth, after 2 hours they are really sensitive and when cold air hits my teeth, it feels like somebody is poking needles in my gums. Not so much fun (this didn't happen with the Advanced Vivid strips). So I only wore those strips for maximum 1.5 hours and I didn't use them 7 days in a row, it was just too much. With those I ended up only whitening my teeth once a month, that way this treatment took 7 months.

To sum it up, buy a box of Crest Whitestrips, complete the treatment, switch toothpaste to whitening toothpaste and your teeth are going to be white and shiny for the next 1 to 1.5 years! And since these strips are enamel safe, you won't make your teeth weaker!

Crest 3D White Advanced Vivid Whitestrip ($33) on Amazon. They are not inexpensive, but if you want white teeth easily and are willing to use the money, definitely buy these!

Lately, I have been purchasing a 10 day Crest whitestrip treatment on eBay and that's what I'm using once a year now. Here's the link if you are interested.