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Ah, Influenster. Sending me sample sized products to try out, that aren’t really sample sized. When I was chosen to receive the oral hygiene product, I was pretty excited. I’m always trying to find new products that work to make my smile a little brighter. I’m one of those weird people that actually enjoy going to the dentist. I mean…I carry around floss in my purse all the time. It’s a little weird, but totally okay. 

So when I received my Influenster box (by the way, you don’t know what you’re getting until you get it), I was surprised to see Crest’s slogan on the box. Even more surprised to open the box and see a full package of Crest 3D Vivid White Strips (Level 4). I was beyond excited. I have been wanting to try this newer version of White Strips for awhile after having a bad experience a few years ago. So I’ve been trying them for about a day (yes, I’m that impressed that I am writing a review about them). I’m hoping to get my teeth a few shades whiter. I’m not looking for pure white, but a few shades would be great, especially just in time for the holidays. 

 

Pros:

  • Easy to use. You don’t need to do anything special when putting them on. I do suggest just doing a quick brush of your teeth in case you have some plaque build-up, but I don’t think it’s 100% necessary. 
  • They stick. I had this problem the last time I used whitening strips. They just didn’t stick, felt kind of messy, and left a lot of goop on my teeth. These didn’t. After wearing them for 30 minutes, they came off easily and didn’t leave too much goop behind (maybe a tiny dot, but that’s it). 
  • They actually work the first time. I’ve noticed a difference already and I’ve only tried them once. We’ll see how it looks in a couple days. 

Cons

  • It’s thirty minutes. Granted, you can probably put them on before your shower then take them off once you’re dressed, but it’s still 30 minutes. I wouldn’t go outside in them, but that’s just me. I plan on using them solely at night as well, so it probably won’t be a huge problem.
  • They’re expensive. At $50 a pop, they’re very expensive even for whitening strips. If they work really well, I plan on shopping around for a month before buying another set. They’ll probably live up to the cost, but I also just can’t spending $50 per month on whitening strips. 

So we’ll see how this goes. I’ll be taking pictures right after I take them off every night to track my progress. Let’s see how this goes!