These crest strips are used as teeth whitening. It is a product made by Procter and Gamble. It is a multinational corporation of consumer goods. Its headquarter is in the downtown Cincinnati, which is in Ohio. The company was founded in the year 1837 by the English American William Procter and Irish American James Gamble.
The first crest strips were introduced in the year 2001. The strips are used by placing or keeping them in a plastics strip which is disposable on your teeth. These strips contain an enamel friendly gel in them. It is more like a whitening gel which is safe to be used by people of all ages. According to reports it has been seen that the strips have been effective on yellow and heavily stained teeth.
The new 3D range of the strips is more effective than the previous or the original ones. The new strip is a technological advancement compared to the older strips of teeth whitening.
What are the possible side effects of using the strips?
- Gum irritation is the most common side effect
- White spots may be seen on the teeth after using the strips for a few hours
- Sensitivity may occur at times
- The hydrogen peroxide in the strips can be harmful for the dentin layer of your teeth
- Inflammation of gums at times
The ingredients used in the strips are as follows:
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP)
- Acrylates Copolymer
- Sodium hydroxide
These strips coat the teeth with the whitening gel. You need to press the strips on your teeth for a minute or two. You should press it long enough for the entire whitening ingredient on the strips get transferred to your teeth which will eventually give a shiny whitening effect.