Crest white strips

(45 Posts)
Scotstar91 Tue 30-Mar-21 13:15:01

I know this has been done to death, but can any dental professionals recommend me if these are damaging to the teeth?

I used them 4 years ago and they were brilliant. V little sensitivity and the effects have lasted until now, when I could do with a top up.

In the meantime, my dentist has diagnosed me with thinning enamel, although not on the treated teeth at the front of my mouth. It's more prevalent towards the mid-to-back of my mouth.

So can I do another 4 yearly course of white strips?

Americans use them with no issues, and although our regulatory body is different in the UK surely teeth are quite a general structure/make up?!

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Scotstar91 Tue 30-Mar-21 13:16:17

Have looked on the Internet for advice BTW, but it's difficult to distinguish what's adverts and what's genuine info

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OhDearWhyAmIFatterly Tue 30-Mar-21 17:18:59

Following as my American relatives use these and their teeth are amazing!!

WaltzesWithSnobs Tue 30-Mar-21 17:42:19

Following too as my teeth could definitely use some de-yellowing grin

0blio Tue 30-Mar-21 17:55:14

It's the only home whitening product that works for me or anyone I have some sensitivity when I use the strips but the right toothpaste helps with that. I use them once or twice a year and my teeth seem OK.

aintnocoffeebigenough Tue 30-Mar-21 17:59:08

I did about 20 strips two years ago and have had no issues reported from my dentist. Doing them again now and currently on strip number six grin I love them and as @0blio says they actually work ! I’d tried all the toothpastes and ‘natural treatments’ under the sun to no avail but these have my teeth ( which have been through the wars with my love for red wine, black coffee —and cigarettes— ) looking great.

SuperSange Tue 30-Mar-21 18:57:25

God, I love them. The most effective tooth whitening thing I've ever used. Where have you seen them? They used to be on EBay, but not anymore.

Scotstar91 Tue 30-Mar-21 19:15:04

On amazon.com from the states. About £40 all in.

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Scotstar91 Tue 30-Mar-21 19:15:39

"Amazon.com: Crest 3D Whitestrips Glamorous White, Teeth Whitening Kit, 16 Treatments (32 Individual Strips) + 2 Bonus 1-Hour Express Treatments: Beauty" www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07XJZ1MSF/ref=mobile_oh_details_?psc=1&tag=mumsnetforu03-21&ie=UTF8

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Lellochip Tue 30-Mar-21 19:20:42

Mine asked me if I'd done some whitening, I admitted to white strips expecting a telling off, but she said they're perfectly fine, wasn't concerned at all

ShirleyPhallus Tue 30-Mar-21 19:37:54

SuperSange

God, I love them. The most effective tooth whitening thing I've ever used. Where have you seen them? They used to be on EBay, but not anymore.

This is my question too!

I knew an American with perfect teeth who used to use hydrogen peroxide as a mouthwash and would be interested to if that’s safe!

PickleKid Tue 30-Mar-21 21:20:03

I was a bit sensitive before using them and it's not any different. Can't bite an ice cream or watch someone else- but it's a small price to pay.

Used to do every 18 months now like OP every 4 years.

ShirleyPhallus Wed 31-Mar-21 16:12:33

I’m tagging in @mrsmorton, I reckon she’ll know

Scotstar91 Thu 01-Apr-21 21:22:00

@mrsmorton - do you have any professional opinions? (From someone who uses prescribed Duraphat? But not for my front teeth!)

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Icancelledthecheque Thu 01-Apr-21 21:34:38

You can get them on UK Amazon so I guess not banned here for any harmful reason! Use the strips and combine with the toothpaste and they’re amazing. People always tell me I have perfect teeth. When I was a teenager I thought they were yellow and crap so they do a serious job!

wishywashywoowoo70 Thu 01-Apr-21 21:45:07

I e used the crest supreme whitening strips for years and never had issues. My dentist was impressed when I told her about them.
They're amazing things

Mrsmorton Fri 02-Apr-21 17:25:00

I can't imagine why it would cause an issue. Remember you can't "unwhiten" so don't kick the arse out of it and also remember, counterfeit medical products are one of the most common illegal trades so proceed with caution when choosing a supplier. I don't know why they're not licensed in the U.K. We do some odd things with our healthcare. But then so do the states.

Pbur Fri 02-Apr-21 17:26:23

I used them and got two holes in the enamel in my teeth, which my dentist said were due to them. :-(

ThePricklySheep Fri 02-Apr-21 17:27:50

Icancelledthecheque

You can get them on UK Amazon so I guess not banned here for any harmful reason! Use the strips and combine with the toothpaste and they’re amazing. People always tell me I have perfect teeth. When I was a teenager I thought they were yellow and crap so they do a serious job!

Can you? I can’t see them?

Mrsmorton Fri 02-Apr-21 17:27:52

Pbur if that's true then you need to find a new dentist. There's no mechanism by which the bleaching agent could cause a hole in your teeth. Unless you didn't actually get bleaching agent but then your gums would have awful chemical burns as well.

ThePricklySheep Fri 02-Apr-21 17:28:33

Oh hang on, it’s a typo and you mean US. Got you.

Crunchymum Fri 02-Apr-21 17:29:08

How long are they meant to be used for?

I have some but haven't got round to using them yet.

ThePricklySheep Fri 02-Apr-21 17:30:30

I think a week? Something like that.

wishywashywoowoo70 Fri 02-Apr-21 22:36:39

Crunchymum

How long are they meant to be used for?

I have some but haven't got round to using them yet.


I use 1 every 6 months or so.
If your teeth are a bit yellow use once a week until you're happy with the colour

Oblahdeeoblahdoe Fri 02-Apr-21 22:42:53

Do you need to have your teeth properly cleaned beforehand? As in, with no staining?

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