Friday, November 30, 2012

Crest 3D Whitestrips: Review

I received a VoxBox from Influenster. In t was a month of Crest 3D White Strips. I was excited because I had always wanted to try these.2012-11-15 15.43.26

At first I was a bit nervous. The box mentions that some people have had side effects like their teeth becoming sensitive, and I did not want that to happen, but I put them on and hoped for the best.

Now, let me say. I do not like them on my teeth! It did not hurt, it was not complicated, it was annoying. My teeth aren’t perfectly straight, and I am 100% OK with that, because they aren’t like super crooked or anything either. But I had the hardest time to get the strip to place under and onto the backside of my teeth. And then when I did get them done, it felt weird, it didn’t stick completely on the back, and was just annoying. Pretty sure I licked some of the peroxide or whatever whitening agent was in it. Also, it doesn’t tell you if you should dry your teeth ahead of time. No, not with a blow dryer! But like, dab a paper towel or something. I think you should! Trying to place the dang sticky thing on wet teeth seemed absolutely impossible! I felt like a crazy person.

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Then when they are on… don’t try to talk! It feels so weird. It screwed with my speech – not that the strips did anything, but I was afraid to talk, hell, I was afraid to close my lips over my teeth! And I had to do this for 30 mins?! I felt crazy. So I did it while I washed my face/put weekly facial mask on, and took shower.

Also, the package doesn’t say how long after you brush you should use them… or how long you should wait to brush after using! It just says something along the lines of do not use directly after brushing… So like what? An hour?

The commercials make it all seem simple and easy, but it just didn’t feel as glamorous as it looked on TV. *sigh* what can you do ya know? It’s a commercial for Gods sake!

Anyways. So I was expecting this crazy transformation on my teeth. Not that they are bad or really discolored, but could definitely use some whitening. Well…  I don’t know. Maybe I should have dried my teeth, maybe it should tell you when to brush after using, etc. Because I don’t see that much difference. I mean, yea, its maybe a tad lighter, but nothing to go jumping and spend $30 again next year on a box (yea, you should only use 2ce a year, anything more then you really need a dentist!). I also don’t feel the need to post a before/after pic, sing their praises, or anything really.

Yes, I do use Crest 3D toothpaste, so I thought that would give me some kind of secret edge…… nope. 

This is my honest review. I hoped I could give you better news than this. And maybe I just applied it wrong? Who knows. I am happy that I did not sit here and spend out of pocket, because I would have been asking for my money back.

Do I think you should get this? Well, that would be based on you. Like I said, maybe I did something wrong. Maybe it will work for you. Maybe it won’t. I would def watch for a good deal with EB at CVS or a really good coupon from P&G in the Sunday papers (usually the first of the month). 

1 comment:

  1. Haha! I tried them last year. And had same results. A tad lighter color. But no big deal. Wow this captsha am I a real person test on your blog is very annoying :(


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