What's the difference between Whitestrips and in-office, professional treatments?
There are 2 main differences between most in-office whitening treatments and Crest Whitestrips: 1) how the whitening ingredient is applied and 2) cost.
Both whitening methods use the same whitening ingredient: hydrogen peroxide. However, Intensive Professional Effects Whitestrips use a 10% concentration, while most in-office procedures use up to a 35% concentration. Lights and lasers are also used during in-office procedures to help show results more quickly than at-home procedures.
However, because of this immediacy in results, in-office treatments cost more than Whitestrips. So, if speed is a priority for you, but cost is an issue, then try Intensive Professional Effects Whitestrips. They deliver professional-level results in the convenience of your home.
If the concentration of hydrogen peroxide is lower than in-office procedures, then do Whitestrips really work?
Absolutely. In fact, Crest 3D White Intensive Professional Effects and Professional Effects Whitestrips have enough whitening ingredient concentration to provide professional-level results.
How are whitening treatments different than whitening toothpastes? Do I really have to bother with two forms of whitening?
Tooth stains can fall in two general categories, extrinsic stains and intrinsic stains. Extrinsic stains are stains at the tooth's surface. Intrinsic stains are stains beneath the tooth's surface. Although most whitening toothpastes are a great way to remove stains on a daily basis, most only work on the surface to provide an extrinsic benefit to your smile.
Whitestrips, on the other hand, work both on surface stains as well as beneath the surface of the enamel. Going beyond where most whitening toothpastes leave off, Whitestrips whiten beneath the enamel surface for an overall whiter smile. Because of the extrinsic and intrinsic value of Whitestrips, you'll see results that are noticeable.
What if I want faster whitening? Is there anything that I can use to start seeing results immediately?
For whiter results in less time, try Crest 3D White Intensive Professional Effects. Offering whiter results as effective as a professional treatment, Intensive Professional Effects will give your smile Crest's highest level of whitening in just 1 week perfect for an upcoming occasion.