Hello Y'all! As you all know, I am a dentist but I have never really spoken about teeth on this site. I'm going to remedy that today. As a part of BlogHer and P&G stocking stuffer promotion, I was asked to review a P&G product I have tried. I hunted around the house looking for the brand's offerings and almost everything that I use on a regular basis seems to be from P&G - Always, Charmin, Downy, Duracell, Tide, Olay, Old Spice, Prilosec, Vicks. And the best one of all - Oral B and Crest.
As an Indian dentist - I was taught that whitening is totally unnecessary unless you are a heavy tea drinker. But since coming to the US, I do feel like having bright white teeth definitely freshens up your appearance. I wanted to try something at home so that I could recommend it to many many patients who wanted to maintain the professional whitening that they had done. After some trial and error with whitening toothpastes and mouthwashes, I finally found a product that works very very well - Crest 3D white strips.
The product is very easy to use. There are two strips - an upper and lower. The lower is smaller in size. It looks a little like clear tape. You take it off the backing slip, place it on your teeth in the front and fold over to the inside of your teeth. It covers only the front six teeth but that is enough. After thirty minutes, you peel it off, discard and rinse your mouth.
I used this once a day for ten days and my teeth have never been whiter. Crest contains the same hydrogen peroxide used in a clinical setting but in a lesser concentration. So over time, you may be able to get satisfactory results with the white strips. Alternatively if you have undergone whitening treatment and you want to maintain the effect, this is an easy way to do it.
A few tips based on personal experience -
1. Don't imagine you can eat and drink during the procedure. There will be a bit of foam action going on.
2. Try to do this late at night after eating and drinking is done for the day. Eating a nice red cherry or berry or drinking coffee right after treatment dulls your teeth.
3. Do it everyday over the course of a week or 10 days for truly dazzling results.
Now to the fun part - P&G's estore is a fantastic way to save some cash while stocking up on the usual detergents, soaps, shampoos etc.
You get free shipping oveer orders of $25.
You get free samples in every order.
The store is offering a 15% off for your first order with the code - A9Z-MN5-KY3-ISA
I love that you can buy product bundles and get free gifts like the CoverGirl Mascara. I like being rewarded for my brand loyalty. Feel free to check out the estore and tell me what are your favourite P&G products.