One of the leaders in the marketplace today for at home whitening products is Crest. I find myself recommending these products over and over again to my patients. The collection is vast and I believe that requires us to compare Crest Whitestrips to each other. My list may not be exhaustive, but I will cover what can easily be found online and/or in-store.

I have descriptions and highlights below and a comparison chart down at the very bottom for those that wish to skip my chatter 🙂

What Are Crest Whitestrips?

Before we jump in to compare crest whitestrips, let’s talk about what they are. Quite simply, whitestrips are small strips of moldable plastic coated on one side with a teeth whitening or bleaching solution. You apply these strips to your freshly brushed teeth, leave them in place for the allotted time, repeat as instructed and Ta-Da whiter, brighter teeth!

Let’s dive into all the fun whitening adventures that you can have in your bathroom at home.

Crest 3D White Whitestrips With Light

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This product exists for those people that need instant gratification!

It does not surprise me that Crest now has a product with a blue light. This type of product has been all over the television and in malls for quite some time now.

This kit comes with whitestrips and a specialized blue light. The whitestrips are worn for 60 minutes and the light is placed in the mouth after this until it turns off on its own. This is a one-time use product and results can take up to 10 days to be fully revealed.

I have not tried this product but it is a lot like Zoom whitening that can be done in a dental office. The claim to fame here is that the light helps to break apart stain thus improving the ability to whiten. Whitening can last up to 3 years.

This kit is very affordable and uses the same rigorous safety standards that all Crest products are known for.

Crest 3D White Whitestrips Luxe Professional Effects

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These whitestrips are of the design that I know and love. They simply wrap around and stick on your teeth. You place them with your fingers, leave them in place for 30 minutes and repeat this daily for 20 days.

The Professional title is to let you know that these use the same ingredient as a dental office might use. It is safe for enamel but stronger than some of their other offerings.

Results with this product should last for 12 months.

Crest 3D White Whitestrips Luxe Supreme Flexfit

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These whitestrips are made of a stretchier material than all the other whitestrips. They are easier to mold over your teeth and stay put very well.

These also use a material similar to what you would find in a dental office and they produce lasting results more quickly than the Professional line of whitestrips. These whitestrips are used for 60 minutes per day for 14 consecutive days.

Whitestrips allow you to easily go about your day while whitening. You can walk, talk, run and drink water with them in place.

Crest 3D White Whitestrips Luxe Glamorous White

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The last offering in the Luxe line is Glamorous White. Similar to the Professional line, these are worn for 30 minutes per day. Results can be seen in as few as 3 days with full results in 20 days.

The tag-line associated with these are that they whiten 25x better than whitening toothpastes. Stains from coffee, tea, wine and smoking are no match for this whitening solution.

Crest 3D White Whitestrips 1 Hour Express

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For those that can not wait for 14 or 20 days for beautifully white teeth, this is for you. The 1-hour express product promises results in 1 hour and long-lasting results after only 7 days.

Crest 3D White Whitestrips Vivid

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This product is advertised for the beginner whitener. I am guessing they might mean the slightly tentative, giving this a go but nervous about how my teeth will feel type of customer.

This product is used for 30 minutes a day for 10 consecutive days.

Crest 3D White Whitestrips Gentle Routine

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This product is for anyone out there that has tried whitening in the past and found that their teeth got super sensitive afterwards. I fall into this category myself. Temperature sensitivity can be an issue for many people immediately after using a whitening product. This gentle alternative might be a good fit if that is the case in your world.

These whitestrips can be used for as little as 5 minutes a day and up to 30 minutes per day. Results can be achieved as soon as 14 days depending on amount of wear.

So Many Whitestrips, How To Choose?

That sums up a total of 7 different whitestrips offerings. If you want to lighten your teeth by 1-4 shades, many of these products will likely work for you.

It looks like the decision comes down to time, patience and your natural tendency to tooth sensitivity.

I have posted a short summary below detailing wear time, days of wear and days until results can be expected. I hope this helps you to choose the whitestrips that are best for you.

Compare Crest Whitestrips

Whitestrip Type

Minutes of Wear

Days of Wear

Days Until Results

Crest 3D White Whitestrips With Light 

> 60 if you include light time

1

1

Crest 3D White Whitestrips Luxe Professional Effects

30

20

3

Crest 3D White Whitestrips Luxe Supreme Flexfit

60

14

3

Crest 3D White Whitestrips Luxe Glamorous White

30

20

3

Crest 3D White Whitestrips 1-Hour Express

60

7

1

Crest 3D White Whitestrips Vivid

30

10

10

Crest 3D White Whitestrips Gentle Routine

5-30

14

14

1 Comment

  1. Colleen

    Reply

    You’ve given helpful information for those wanting to whiten at home. Your tips and comparison chart will greatly reduce the glazed over eyes that are often seen in shoppers in the toothpaste and whitening aisles of stores. Using your comparison chart will increase the likelihood of people buying what they really need to begin with rather than randomly trying a variety of the Crest whitening products hoping to get the results they desire. Great post!

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