When I asked what you wanted to see on LPO Beauty, a few of you answered how to get teeth whiter/whitening product reviews. Well, here you go! Fortunately for all us, Allure Magazine just happened to be testing out the new Crest 3D White Whitestrips Luxe Supreme FlexFit. Mouthful? Yes, both the name and the white strips. Ok, so that’s not really funny. But you’ll enjoy learning more about them!
The timing really couldn’t be better. Everyone wants white teeth, especially at the holidays when you know there will be lots of photos. I take off for Vegas tomorrow, and I for one am happy to have a more confident smile. My s.o. said he didn’t notice a difference from the white strips, but to be honest, I’ve chopped off six inches of hair and not had him notice. My best friend came over last night and noticed immediately.
I was a mixed bag of emotions when this box arrived:Why? I was excited about getting to try something new. BUT I’d never tried white strips that measured up to the whitening gel with custom trays my mom had gotten me years earlier. I had even tried the pro kind from the dentist’s office and was unhappy.
My top complaints about white strips:
1. Don’t cover all the teeth
2. Slip and slide around – I end up spitting them out before time is up
3. Don’t make that big of a difference
4. Saliva, saliva, saliva (ok this problem comes with the trays too, I think it’s inevitable with any dental process)
But this could be different, right? And it WAS.After wearing them an hour a day for two weeks, there was a noticeable difference. You can stretch them to fit your teeth, so they cover more area. But best of all, they stay on amazingly! No slipping and sliding like I’d experienced before. Saliva issues still, but I think you can’t avoid that. (Plus that may be my own personal problem ****TMI ALERT***** I gag when I brush my tongue – hey I warned you!)
Before and after . . .drumroll please . . .
I did have a friend ask me about sensitivity and I really experienced none . . . UNTIL I missed a day. Instead of just continuing, I decided to be a rebel, ignore the directions and do two strips in one day with a few hours in between. DON’T do that.
Overall, I was seriously impressed. So much so, I took full after shot for you with no makeup and crazy hair! – yep that’s how I roll on a Sunday