May 10, 2013

First impressions: Crest 3D whitening strips

Hi my lovelies!

I've been on the hunt for these babies for the LONGEST time ever - They apparently don't carry it in Singapore so the search continued into the first couple of weeks since I got back to Hong Kong. I finally found it at a Watsons at Tsim Sha Tsui and couldn't wait to try it out.

I am a big fan of drinking Tea since I was a kid and  I definitely prefer it over coffee except over winter break when the Toffee Nut latte's come out at starbucks :) haha - I've never whitened my teeth before and hence overtime my teeth have become quite stained and I actually made a resolution this year to take better care of my dental health.

I purchased the Crest 3D whitening strips with the intensity power of 4 ( that was the only one left ) along with the stain prevention tooth paste as I don't intend on using the strips every single night because it might cause my teeth to become rather sensitive.

The strips 





















The toothpaste



Application



The application process was interesting it was as simple as

1) Peeling the bottom strip off first
2) Pressing the strip down for 2 seconds and folding the back part over
3) Repeat the process with the front strip
4) wait it out for 30 mins

Experience

Initial
Upon applying the strips, I felt that there were several air pockets within the strip and my teeth and pressed it down several times throughout the 25 mins that I had it on for. Much later, around 20 minutes into the process, I felt a sharp shock on one of my tooth  and removed the strip right after. 

I did look it up, the shock is most likely because I selected the strips that had the whitening power of 4 and it might be too strong for my teeth especially for the first time - so all you have to do if this happens to you is perhaps to cut down the time that you have the strips on.

About 10 minutes later, I continued the routine by using the stain protection toothpaste to end.


The morning after
After using the tooth paste in the morning , I ran my tongue along the front of my teeth and felt that it was really smooth and what surprised me was that It stayed this way throughout the entire day. It really gave me the feeling of super clean teeth after a trip to the dentist and am longing to use the strips again tonight.


Current Routine
I only use the strips on alternative days but use the toothpaste both morning and night.

Progress So far
So I didn't quite have proper lighting when the night I gave the strips a go for the first time but you can somewhat see that the colour has lightened very slightly.  I've got my camera stand set up at the spot where I took day one so rest assured that the photographs will be taken at the same time, same angle for the next 10 days or so!

Stockist: Watsons (Crest strips: HK$198 // Toothpaste: HK$38)

I cannot wait to see the results and if you tried this product do let me know what your experience was like in the comments :) look out for the followup post within a week or two from now.

My final thoughts are now up! you see the before and after photographs here


bye bye stained teeth!
much love
 )
Ashley


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17 comments

  1. We have the 5 minute strips in the USA, and I just used them this past week, and my teeth already look whiter after 5 days! :)

    xx Denysia Yu
    http://thatlaitgirl.com

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    1. Heyy Denysia!

      no way! 5 minutes? HK is pretty limited in terms of whitening strips :/ and wow! I can't wait to see the my results soon! unfortunately my kit says 20 days but I do feel a difference within 3 days into using it! Thanks for sharing your experience with the product :)

      xx
      Ashley

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  2. i want to get my hands on these. currently using one prescribed by the dentist but the package costs me about $400 with those teeth mould and gel which serves the same purpose as the strips.

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    1. Hey Carrot!

      So far I've only found them at the watsons in HK, I've looked in a number of places in Singapore but none seem to have them. I've heard of those too, they're said to work pretty well, what's the results like for you so far :)?

      xx
      Ashley

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  3. the one I am using? my teeth are whiter than before. I like that my teeth don't react to it but still effective :)

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    1. oh thats great! Which brand are they from ?
      I apparently have to space mine even more out because my teeth started to feel rather sensitive even using it on alternate evenings :/

      xx
      Ashley

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  4. Do you know what Watson in Tsim Sha Tsui because I can't seem to find them anywhere.

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    1. Hi! I got it at the watsons opposite peninsula centre :) its right next to an international !

      xx
      Ashley

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  5. do they only stalk up in watsons ?

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    1. As far as I know yes , everywhere else just doesn't seem to have them xx

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  6. Great post! I have been using these for a while, and I can definitely see results. Keep up the good work on this blog!

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  7. Hi, how many strips are there in a box?

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  8. Looks cool. I am also using Crest Pro-Health Whitening toothpaste. It is an affordable toothpaste that helps to prevent the development of cavities Thanks for sharing this one.

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  9. hi i want to buy 40 boxes of Crest Whitestrips proffesional effects with shipping to Spain . you know of any website that could buy in hong kong ? thank you very much , my email manusainz1983@hotmail.com

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    1. Hi!

      For international shipping, you could try this website: http://www.qoo10.sg/

      Search for Crest White Strips and many options should open up!

      xx

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  10. Thanks for sharing this information with all of us Samantha. A few of my patients mentioned these to me today so I thought I'd have a look into them and see what peoples' experiences with them were. Glad to see the majority of those experiences are positive experiences!

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