Whenever we come across a product formulated by Crest, we are excited to review it in comparison to other Crest teeth whitening strips as well as against other products on the market. The long history behind the brand Crest often speaks for itself as this is one company that developed a name based on high-quality consumer products. However, in order to do Crest 3D Whitestrips with Advanced Seal Technology justice, we look at it as a separate entity that must stand on its own merits.
We follow a format when reviewing teeth whitening strips which always includes ingredients, ease of use, expected results, side effects, customer reviews and then we go on to give our assessment, our conclusion based on our findings. Some products are more difficult to assess as the company information is lacking. We never find this to be the case with any Crest products we review because they are completely transparent. Following is what we have discovered about one of the most popular consumer teeth whitening strips on the market today, Crest 3D White Whitestrips with Advanced Seal Technology.
The most important aspect of teeth whitening strips is in the ingredients that provide the necessary bleaching. Crest 3D Whitestrips with Advanced Seal Technology are formulated with professional strength bleaching agents of the same calibre used by professionals around the country. These ingredients include hydrogen peroxide and sodium hydroxide that are the active ingredients. Other ingredients used in the Advanced Seal Technology include Acrylates copolymer, PEG-8 (polyethylene glycol esterified with lauric acid) and PVP (polyvinylpyrrolidone). The only other ingredients are water and for flavor, sodium saccharin.
Ease of Use
Altogether too often teeth whitening products are just too hard to use. Some use those awkward trays that are not only huge but uncomfortable as well. Some teeth whitening strips don’t stay in place for the length of time needed to do the job and others are just not effective, even if they are easy to use. With the inclusion of gentle adhesives and their patented Advanced Seal Technology, these teeth whitening strips are easy to use so they get a thumbs up in this area.
According to information released by Crest, these teeth whitening strips are at least 25x more effective than the leading whitening toothpastes, even after they have been used for a month! Can you imagine needing to wait a month for the same results you can get from the very first use of teeth whitening strips? With the concentration of professional strength bleaching agents in the formulation, you can expect the same results you would get from a dental office at much less the cost. Also, the bleaching agents are as safe for the enamel of your teeth as that used by dentists.
None of the ingredients in these teeth whitening strips are known to provide any harmful side effects except the potential for a little bit of ‘burn’ as the bleaching agents do their work. This is only expected because of the oxidation going on as the active ingredients bubble those stains to the surface. According to medical advice, the instances in which anyone is allergic to hydrogen peroxide are so minimal as to be unworthy of consideration. Unfortunately, there may be one in a million that does experience undue redness or swelling so it is important to mention the highly unlikely possibility.
What Others Are Saying
We make it our business to browse the internet and to personally contact consumers who have used any product we review. What we are hearing is that Crest 3D Whitestrips with Advanced Seal Technology are just as effective as the company says they will be. Users state that they do stay in place as advertised and that true to that very same advertising, they are able to drink water while the teeth whitening strips are in their mouths.
Based on everything we are seeing and hearing, we could honestly and ethically recommend Crest 3D Whitestrips with Advanced Seal Technology. Those who have been using them for the required 30 minutes per use are happy with their results and have had no undue side effects or problems with use. Because these are manufactured by a trusted name in dental products and because of the many great customer reviews, we award this product 4.6 of 5 stars.