How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

When it comes to whitening your teeth, you have a few options. First, you can go to a dentist and get an in-office whitening service done or purchase an at-home whitening kit, but these can be costly and time consuming. Or, you can opt for a less expensive option: whitening strips. Teeth whitening strips, like Crest 3DWhitestrips, are a popular way to whiten teeth for less money, in the comfort of your own home, and as part of your daily routine. But how does teeth whitening work? Let's dive into the science behind teeth whitening and how it works to remove stains and brighten your teeth.


How do dentists do it?

When you go to a dentist's office, the dentist will probably do a consultation to discuss your options. Most likely, the dentist will perform a teeth whitening session that involves applying a protective gel to your gums and then a whitening substance to your teeth. A blue light might be used to help enhance the whitening process. This service can take up to three hours and cost up to $500 per session.

How do Crest 3DWhitestrips work?

Crest 3DWhitestrips are the original at-home teeth whitening strips. In fact, we're the No. 1 dentist recommended at-home whitening brand. Crest 3DWhitestrips use the same enamel-safe whitening ingredient that dentists use, so you can powerfully whiten your teeth without worrying about harming your enamel.

Crest 3DWhitestrips are flexible, thin strips that are coated with a teeth whitener containing a safe level of hydrogen peroxide. They're designed to securely fit the shape of your teeth. They keep the teeth whitener in place with a no-slip grip. Our Whitestrips are guaranteed to whiten teeth by removing 10 years of tough, set-in stains.

To use them, simply remove the backing and apply the grippy side of the longer top strip to your upper teeth and the second lower strip to your bottom teeth. Then, wait around 30 minutes (this can vary depending on which Crest 3DWhitestrips you use). During this time, the ingredients work to safely remove stains from below the enamel surface your teeth. Once your session is done, remove the strips, toss them in the trash, and enjoy your day!


How does blue light teeth whitening work?

The Crest 3DWhitestrips teeth whitening kits include our Crest LED Accelerator Light. This device is the same type of teeth whitening light technology used by dentists. The LED light is safe to use as directed and helps the ingredients in Crest 3DWhitestrips work more effectively by safely penetrating the enamel surface to weaken tough, yellow stains. The best part is that the The Crest LED Accelerator Light fits in your hand and can be taken on the go wherever and whenever you need to whiten your teeth. For more information about how The Crest LED Accelerator Light works, please visit this page.


The Best Teeth Whitening Kits For You

Some people wonder if teeth whitening strips will work for them. In order to help Crest 3DWhitestrips work their best, it’s important to find the strips that will meet your specific needs or lifestyle. Whether you need gentle whitening for sensitive teeth or need express whitening fast, you have options with Crest 3DWhitestrips. Learn more in our helpful guide.

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