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PROFESSIONAL CREST WHITESTRIPS

Crest White Strips      

Convenient, effective and inexpensive way to whiter teeth!


Take off 20 years of stain build-up

     The Crest White strips Dental Whitening System:

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Contain thin, clear, flexible strips that are applied directly to teeth that deliver higher-dose 6.5% hydrogen peroxide bleaching than regular Whitestrips.

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You are instructed to wear them for 30 minutes twice a day for three weeks.  Results may be seen in 14-21 days.

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Convenient, at-home use

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Whitening comparable to 10% carbamide peroxide and you "will have whiter teeth for 6 months". 

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 Eating, drinking, or sleeping is not recommended while you are wearing the Whitestrips.  Doing so could affect whitening results.

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Crest recommends patients start with their upper teeth first so you can see the contrast in color changes.

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Teeth that have blue-gray stains or dark stains caused by certain types of medications during tooth development may require a different whitening system.

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Personal results will vary with habits (smoking, coffee drinking, etc.). 

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After using Professional Crest Whitestrips, Crest recommends Crest Dual Action Whitening toothpaste to be used with the Crest extra soft toothbrush to gently polish away surface stains daily .

They are quick to apply for at-home whitening results
Slowly  peel, place gel side against teeth, align top of strip with your gum line 
and gently press to ensure good contact with teeth. strip

 

     Ingredients: Glycerin, Purified Water, Hydrogen Peroxide, Carbopol 956, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Stannate.

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     Dentist supervised whitening will give you the best results with less margin for error.  It is advisable to schedule a teeth cleaning appointment before you start any type of whitening treatment.  These treatments can be harmful if you have cavities or decay, plus clean teeth absorb the whitening ingredient better.

     When our staff tried WhiteStrips they had problems with placing them on their teeth and keeping them on.  Also, if the strips accidentally got stuck together while trying to place them on their teeth they were impossible to try to separate so they had to use another strip.  They wanted to advise you to do the process slowly so they will stay on better. They felt this product is a great:

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alternative if you cannot tolerate trays 

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you just want to whiten your teeth 1-2 shades

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you just want to whiten your front 6-8 teeth

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to use with pre-teens and teens+

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for those who may have a sensitivity problem with 10% gel

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don't want to clean a tray after each use

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     According to Dental Economics article of December 2000 by Michael Miller, D.D.S. pg 116, the strips are "reasonably comfortable to wear, do not affect speech" and they are disposable.  However, " it is also certain that patients will still get the best and fastest results by using a tray." 

      Whitestrips "only cover (in most cases) canine to canine.  So to bleach all the visible teeth in most patients (10-12 teeth), they will need to use two strips at the same time, doubling their costs."

     This product is useful if you want to only whiten one shade or as a touch up after using a tray based whitening product.  A tray whitening system would work more efficiently to change more than one shade lighter.

Whitening effect is entirely
dependent on peroxide concentration x time in contact with teeth

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~We have no financial investments in any of these products.

+Tooth Whitening in Children.  Dr Donly,  Dr Baharloo, Dr. Rojas-Candelas, Dr. Godoy, Dr Zhou, Dr. Gerlach. Compendium, Jan 2002/Vol 23, No 1A pgs 22-27.
Whitening Paradigms 1 year Later: Introduction of a Novel Professional Tooth-Bleaching System.  Dr. Gerlach. Compendium, Jan 2002/Vol 23 pg 4-8.
Overview of a Professional Tooth Whitening System Containing 6.5 Hydrogen Peroxide Whitening Strips.  Dr. Sagel, Ms Jeffers, Dr. Gibb, Dr. Gerlach.  Compendium, Jan 2002/Vol 23 pg 9-15.
Effect of Peroxide Concentration and Brushing on Whitening Clinical Response.  Dr. Gerlach, Dr Zhou, Sagel, Jeffers.  Compendium, Jan 2002/Vol23 pg 16-22.
Comparative Clinical Efficacy of Two Professional Bleaching Systems.  Dr. Gerlach, Dr. Zhou. Compendium, Jan 2002/Vol 23 pg35-41.
Pictures courtesy of Dentalcare.

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