How To Use Crest Whitestrips

So, you’ve received your order in the mail and now you’re wondering how to use Crest Whitestrips. Lucky for us, the process is much simpler than most home teeth whitening kits. If its convenient, hassle free whitening you’re after then Crest Whitestrips is the product for you!

In this section we will take you through the process, step by step to ensure you whiten your teeth correctly and efficiently. 

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Getting Started

Firstly, just double check your order and make sure you have everything you need to get started. We’re going to provide instructions for Crest Professional Effects Whitestrips. This pack comes with 20 treatments and an instruction manual. Unfortunately, the manual doesn’t go into great detail. So we thought we would help our customers by providing really in depth instructions to ease the process. 

Confused by the term 20 treatments? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. This term confuses most people. Every pack of Crest Professional Effects Whitestrips includes 20 foil pouches. And each pouch contains 2 whitening strips. Basically, every foil pouch is referred to as one treatment. Given the fact you receive 20 treatments containing 2 strips each, you ultimately receive 40 strips. 

Both your upper and lower teeth need whitening simultaneously, hence why each treatment contains 2 strips. 

Cleaning Your Teeth

Before starting the teeth whitening process, we must brush our teeth and remove all plaque and food particles. Remember, we’re whitening our enamel and cannot let any surface substances get in the way.

For the most effective brushing, be sure to brush in a rotating motion for 2 minutes. Brush behind your teeth and in all gaps to get rid of food particles and tartar. We recommend using a whitening toothpaste such as Crest 3D White Brilliance Toothpaste to enhance the process and eradicate bacteria.

Applying Your Whitestrips

Now that your teeth are clean and ready for whitening, remove one pouch from your Whitestrips pack. On the top sides you will see arrow symbols. Tear one side along the top of the pouch and remove the plastic strip inside. You will find 2 gel strips placed on the plastic strip. 

Lets start with the upper teeth. Slowly peel away the longer, upper strip from the plastic. Carefully apply the strip to your teeth and ensure it is firmly placed, covering your whole upper set of teeth. There may be some excess strip thats not covering any teeth. You need to fold this remaining strip behind your teeth and press down. Repeat this process for your lower set of teeth and wait for 30 mins. 

Now we’re really grasping how to use Crest Whitestrips!

Crest Whitening Strips are formulated with Advanced Seal Technology, which firmly holds the strips to your teeth during the whitening process. 

Removing Your Whitestrips

Once you’ve waited the 30 minute recommended time, simply remove the strips and thrown them in the bin. You may have a little remaining gel on your teeth, which is perfectly normal. In order to remove the gel, just swill your mouth out with water. If needs be, lightly brush your teeth to remove any excess gel. 

Easy process, right? Now you know how to use Crest Whitestrips, you can repeat these steps for the full 20 days. We understand some of you may only want to use some of the pack. However, for maximum whitening results, you need to use the whole treatment. 

This treatment should now have completely transformed your smile! Over 10 years of stains are removed, revealing a much brighter shade to your enamel. 

To prolong the whiteness, avoid teeth staining foods and cut down on smoking. Add a Crest toothpaste to your daily dental care routine to lock in the whiteness. For that extra step, make sure you floss your teeth daily to remove hard to reach plaque build up. 

Foods to Avoid for Whiter Teeth

  • Red wine
  • Coffee
  • Rich sauces ie. BBQ, Soy, Tomato
  • Citrus fruits
  • Boiled sweets
  • Sodas that contain acids and high amounts of sugar eg. Coca Cola
  • Beetroot
  • Curry sauces

Smoking is a prime culprit for yellow stains on enamel. Years of smoking can leave even darker stains, which prove to be more difficult to remove. However, Crest Whitestrips are formulated with an effective whitening gel that eradicates even the darkest of stains!

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The Advantages of a Healthy Smile

We probabaly don’t need to state the obvious, that having a healthy, white smile comes with many benefits. Firstly, it creates a good first impression when meeting new people. A white smile also boosts confidence, which is good for your mental health and self esteem. has highlighted 10 healthy reasons to whiten your smile.

Some of the reasons state having a white smile makes you look younger. Another reason is how white teeth makes you more atttractive. Basically, life is better with a bright white smile!