Crest 3D Whitening Toothpaste

I'm a wine reviewer so I drink a lot of red wine. My teeth have become less white over the years as a result.

I've tried the "painting your teeth" style of teeth whiteners, but they take a lot of time to apply and are a pain to work with. I have the strips, but they are also not easy to use. This toothpaste seemed like a wonderful solution.

This is not a cheap toothpaste. It's a small sized tube, and more expensive than many larger sized tubes. You of course need to factor in that this "saves the money" of buying the strips in addition. However, I normally buy the Crest Pro-Health toothpaste so I actually lose some of the benefits of the Pro-Health by using this instead. So I pay a lot more, for less toothpaste benefits (besides the whitening).

So keeping that in mind, how does it whiten? They claim it removes 90% of surface stains. That's a little tricky to judge since most people have no idea if the stains on their teeth or at the surface or beneath the surface. You could use it and have no effect, and be left with the feeling that it must be "your teeth's fault" because their stains weren't surface stains.

I did notice that my teeth were whiter after two weeks of twice-a-day use. They weren't pearly white by any stretch. So while the toothpaste did help, I wouldn't use this as my only solution. The paint-on option did a far better job.

All of my toothpaste containers have the flip-up top so I do appreciate that on the tube. The screw-cap tube tops have always bugged me.

It's also important to note that these do have your teeth become more sensitive to heat and cold. I never had any issues with my teeth before using this toothpaste. After a few days, certain of my teeth now were slightly painful if I had something hot or cold in my mouth. You can certainly work with this problem, or brush less frequently, but I've never had this problem with my other whitening solutions.

So if the money isn't an issue for you, and you need a quick-easy solution, I would say this will help bring more whiteness to your teeth. However, if you're willing to invest the time into one of the strip or paint-on solutions, those are better long term for whiter teeth without sensitivity issues.

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