FAQ - Crest Products
ARE CREST 3D WHITE WHITESTRIPS SAFE FOR TEETH?
YES, this product is formulated to be safe and effective when used as directed. All our safety data indicate that 3D White Whitestrips are safe on tooth enamel. They contain the same whitening ingredient as the professional products dentists use to whiten teeth.
WILL CREST 3D WHITE WHITESTRIPS AFFECT MY DENTAL WORK?
Crest 3D White Whitestrips will ONLY whiten natural teeth. The strips will not whiten caps, crowns, veneers, fillings or dentures. Do not use with dental braces. If you are in need of dental work, have dental work or have staining from medication, ask your dentist to determine if whitening is appropriate.
Crest 3D White Whitestrips 3D range contains a NO-SLIP GRIP and are designed to hold well to teeth. Do not use on loose teeth or temporary or loose restorations.
WHEN WILL I START TO NOTICE RESULTS WITH CREST 3D WHITE WHITESTRIPS?
Noticeable results vary by person, but most people start seeing results halfway through the regimen, with full results upon completion.
I'M PREGNANT, CAN I STILL USE CREST 3D WHITE WHITESTRIPS?
While there is no evidence that teeth whitening while breastfeeding or being pregnant is harmful, we recommend you check with your doctor before using Crest 3D White Whitestrips.
HOW LONG DOES TEETH WHITENING LAST?
The length of time your teeth will stay whiter is influenced by several factors, including how often you drink coffee, tea, dark colas, red wine or smoke. Crest’s most advanced whitening strips, Supreme FlexFit & Professional Effects, keep your teeth whiter for 12 months
HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT TO EAT AFTER WHITENING MY TEETH?
Eating after using your whitestrips will not affect results. There are no eating or drinking restrictions after using Crest 3D White Whitestrips.
CAN I WEAR THE WHITESTRIPS LONGER THAN THE INSTRUCTED WEAR TIME?
We recommend following Crest's usage instructions for each product. Longer wear time may result in increased tooth sensitivity and/or gum discomfort.
SOMETIMES I SEE WHITE SPOTS ON MY TEETH IMMEDIATELY AFTER REMOVING THE TREATMENT. WILL THEY GO AWAY?
Yes, the white spots are temporary. These spots are not harmful and will go away in a few hours.
HOW DO I USE CREST 3D WHITE WHITESTRIPS?
It is best if you do not brush your teeth immediately before applying your whitestrips. Open the pouch and remove the required strip. Peel the strips from the backing liner and align with gum line. Press gently for good contact. Fold the rest of the whitestrip behind your teeth to keep in place. Wear whitestrips for required amount of time, then remove and discard.
IS IT OK TO USE CREST 3D WHITE WHITESTRIPS BACK TO BACK?
Yes. With Crest 3D White Whitestrips, you can use one strip right after the other (back-to-back). Wear strips for the time instructed, then remove; rinse or wipe if needed, then apply a second strip (Please note: wearing whitestrips back to back may increase tooth sensitivity).
WHAT HAPPENS IF I SKIP A TREATMENT APPLICATION?
You can skip or miss a couple of applications without affecting your whitening benefit.
CAN I REUSE THE WHITESTRIPS
No, Using a strip over again will not provide any tooth whitening benefits. Even though there may be gel remaining on the strip when you take it off, most of the hydrogen peroxide has been depleted.
WHAT DO I DO IF THE WHITESTRIPS KEEP COMING OFF?
Look into a mirror to properly apply the strips, making sure the strip is in good contact with the teeth. If the strips begin to slip, close your mouth and create suction to tighten the strips up again. Don't touch the strips excessively with your tongue. You can try gently tucking the strip in the spaces between your teeth with your fingernail, then folding it behind your teeth. Many of the Crest 3D range now contain Crest's No-Slip Grip, providing an Advanced Seal Technology — specially designed to strongly adhere to your teeth.
HOW DO I REMOVE EXCESS GEL LEFT ON MY TEETH AFTER USING MY WHITESTRIPS?
Since the left over gel isn’t harmful, you can do any of the following:
- Rinse your mouth with water
- Wipe the gel off your teeth
- Brush it off
- Leave it, as it will dissolve eventually
WILL MY TEETH BE MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO STAINS AFTER USING CREST WHITESTRIPS?
No. Crest Whitestrips will not cause your teeth to stain faster.
CAN I WAER CREST WHITESTRIPS OVERNIGHT WHILE I SLEEP?
No, do not wear Whitestrips overnight or while sleeping. These treatments are designed to be worn for the recommended usage time only.
CAN I BRUSH MY TEETH IMMEDIATELY BEFORE USING MY TREATMENT
PLEASE do NOT brush immediately BEFORE applying your Crest Whitestrips. To avoid gum irritation, allow some time to pass after you have brushed your teeth to apply your Crest Whitestrips.
CAN I BRUSH MY TEETH IMMEDIATELY AFTER USING MY TREATMENT
Yes, after using your Crest Whitestrips, you can brush your teeth gently.
CAN I USE CREST WHITESTRIPS AFTER A PROFESSIONAL CLEANING FROM A DENTIST OR HYGIENIST.
You may want to wait a few days after a cleaning if your mouth is still sensitive before using your Crest Whitestrips. Using your treatment shortly after a cleaning may cause more discomfort. We recommend you discuss this with your dentist.
CAN I USE WHITENING TOOTHPASTE WHILE USING CREST WHITESTRIPS?
Yes. We recommend using our Cali White Whitening Toothpastes while you're whitening your teeth to help maintain your white smile.
CAN I USE MOUTHWASH AFTER USING CREST WHITESTRIPS?
It's OK to rinse with an over the counter mouthwash after using Crest 3D White Whitestrips.
MY CREST WHITESTRIPS ARE EXPIRED, CAN I SRTILL USE THEM?
Although Crest 3D White Whitestrips that have passed their expiration date are still safe, we don’t recommend using them past their expiration date, as the whitening ingredient’s efficacy may have diminished. *All Crest Treatments shipped from Cali White are minimum 1 year in date.
WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS IN CREST 3D WHITESTRIPS?
Water - Prevents carbomer from dehydrating the teeth.
Glycerin - Humectant, acts to thicken gel, helps make gel sticky so it will adhere to teeth.
Hydrogen Peroxide - Whitening Ingredient
Carbomer - Gel agent, gives adhesion properties to gel
Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) - Adhesive polymer
PEG - Humectant, acts to thicken gel, helps make gel sticky so it will adhere to teeth.
Acrylates Copolymer - Thickening polymer. Helps keep the strip in one piece during use.
Sodium Hydroxide* - Adjusts pH to neutral
Sodium Saccharin* - Better taste
Pyrophosphate* - Protects against tartar in Crest 3D White Whitestrips Stain Shield only
* These ingredients are the source of sodium content - See Nutrition Facts twistie for total sodium content.
INGREDIENTS - Strips & Backing
Textured Whitening Strip - Polyethylene
Backing - Polypropylene