I’m a bit of a coffee addict. I could live off of Dunkin Donuts iced coffee (cream, extra sugar) and Starbucks’ Mocha Latte’s. Strand me on a deserted island and that’s all I’ll need to survive (Ok and maybe some sunscreen and lip gloss…maybe mascara too.) But with drinking lots of coffee means stained teeth and a dull smile. In my line of work, your smile is what people notice first and I have always taken great pride in the fact that I have perfectly straight and healthy teeth. (Thanks to my mom and her vigilance of dentist appointments when I was a child!)
Working for myself means I don’t have health insurance, so professional whitening is out of the picture. Who can afford that really? Plus I have 4 little boys who are growing like weeds (no joke!) and I sink all of my money into expanding their wardrobe so that they don’t look like they are going clam digging anytime soon. That’s why Crest 3D White Pro Effects Whitestrips are perfect for me. They are completely affordable for one (just $50 for 20 whitening treatments) and they are easy to use. Plus they deliver results as quickly as 1 day.
So how did they work for me?
For starters, 20 treatments is not 20 strips–each treatment contains both an upper AND lower teeth whitening strip. With other teeth whitening products I have used in the past, upper and lower are typically separate.
Second, Crest 3D Pro Effects Whitestrips has Advanced Seal technology…which in a nutshell means that they grip your teeth and don’t slip and slide around.
You simply wear the strips for 30 minutes (there isn’t a bad taste associated with it either) and then remove. I typically use mine everyday for 1 week or until I get to my desired level of whitening. I’ve been really happy with the results and to complement using this product, I also use Crest 3D White Vivid Toothpaste.
It really is a great value and gives me what I need for whiter teeth.
Have you tried this product? How did it work for you?
Shannon began A Girl’s Gotta Spa! beauty blog in 2005 to morph her love of beauty and in educating women on what truly works and what does not. In 2013 she launched a bath and body line as an extention of the beauty blog. One thing she always has on her at all times? Lip balm.