In my continuing mission to obtain whiter than white pearly whites, i invested in some Crest Teeth Whitening Strips. I opted for the ‘Professional Effects’ type, although there are a couple of different options.
Admittedly, i was a tad dubious as to what sort of results could be achieved with these teeth strips. Come on. Honestly? Could some strips of plastic really give me the red carpet smile i lusted after? Hmmm, well i was most definitely up for finding out. Apparently, whiter teeth could be seen within 3 days, with full results in 20.
I received a bunch of 40 ‘enamel safe’ sachets, each one containing a strip for the top and the bottom set of teeth.
I used these strips for 19 days (one sachet was a bit dodgy), usually twice a day.
Once peeled off the backing tape, each strip was applied to my teeth. The sticky side is prepared with a thin layer of peroxide gel, sounds scary, but it actually tasted quite delicious and minty. While they were on, the strips felt secure and didn’t bother me at all. I left them on for 30mins at a time as instructed. I do confess, on a few occasions i went over the recommended time hoping for faster results. The only down side was that i couldn’t eat or drink while wearing the strips – its probably the longest time my body had to go without food!
|The gel strips. Shorter strip for the bottom teeth, longer for the top set|
I thought these strips would be a pain to fit into my daily routine, but actually i would watch an episode of Kardashians or TOWIE and it was job done!
|Wearing the Crest Whitening Strips|
Straight after each use, when the strips were peeled of, my teeth were pinging white, it was fabulous! Sadly, this did seem to ware off.
|Before pics of my teeth…again|
|After results. I tried to keep the lighting and smile as similar to the before picture|