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Review: Crest 3D Whitening Toothpaste

Updated on September 1, 2014

Everyone wants white teeth, and they do not want to spend the money for expensive dental whitening processes.

Crest 3D Whitening Toothpaste does work. Your teeth start to show signs of whitening within a week. It cost approximately $4 for a tube of Crest 3D Whitening Toothpaste, and it can be found in most supermarkets and discount stores.

This is a great product and it provides a cheap way to whiten your teeth, especially if you smoke, drink coffee or tea, eat fruits like blueberries and blackberries, or chew tobacco.

Crest 3D Whitening Toothpaste has tiny granules in it, which help scrub the stains off your teeth. The box states that it is “patented enamel safe whitening ingredient.”

It is also a fluoride, anticavity toothpaste. So, while you are whitening your teeth, you are also protecting them from cavities if used properly. The directions tell you to use a pea sized amount on your toothbrush at least twice a day.

Over brushing with Crest 3D could cause gums to recede
Over brushing with Crest 3D could cause gums to recede

Advice for Using Crest 3D Whitener

Although, the box states that it is enamel safe, it is better to be safe than sorry later. Use the product for two to three weeks. You will see a difference with whiter teeth. After using it for a reasonable amount of time, go back to your normal toothpaste for a week or two or until you notice stain returning. The risks you take by not alternating your toothpastes are that the granules in Crest 3D Whitening Toothpaste, while whitening your teeth, can cause your teeth to be sensitive. It can wear the edges of your gums down because it is like extremely fine sandpaper being used on your teeth.

Warning If You Begin to Feel Pain from Sensitive Teeth

If you experience sensitive teeth, dentists recommend that you switch back to a sensitive toothpaste, such as Crest Sensitive or Colgate Sensitive. Also, begin using ACT Restoring Mouthwash. Another toothpaste recommendation since the Crest 3D may have caused your gums to recede is Crest Pro Health for Gums. Brush your teeth as you normally would and rinse with ACT mouthwash. Dry the offending tooth and use a Q-Tip with a tiny amount of either the sensitive toothpaste or the gum restoring toothpaste, and smear a thin covering over your tooth making sure you give attention to your gum-line. The sensitivity should go away within a few days if you are consistent with this procedure.

If you are using an electric or battery operated toothbrush, gently brush your sensitive teeth or switch to a regular toothbrush until the sensitivity goes away. Over brushing or pressing too hard can irritate the nerve endings in your gums causing your teeth to be sensitive longer. It is all right to use the Crest 3D Whitener again, but limit the time you use it if you experience sensitive teeth.

Personal Testimony

I used Crest 3D Whitener and my teeth were whiter, but I used it as I would my normal toothpaste for several months. My enamel was not affected, but my gums had been “sanded” down to expose the nerve in one of my teeth. I called the dentist, and he told me the instructions I gave above. It worked. If I had used my common sense, I would not have used it so long. The directions say it is safe for enamel, but they do not mention the gums or a time limit on using it – it simply says it is safe for enamel and you should see results in 14 days. My final recommendations for this product that does work are 1) use it for 14 days, just as you would one of the expensive teeth whitener kits from the dentist; 2) do not brush up into your gum line; 3) use the 3D Whitener at night and your regular toothpaste in the morning so you do not neglect your gums. Crest 3D Whitener is a great product that does work if used properly and with common sense.

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© 2012 Susan Holland


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