Until last year, I didn’t drink coffee. But during the lame duck session, I realied the error of my ways and quickly became dependent on the dark liquid of life. Sadly, my new addiction is wreaking havoc on my teeth.
Before I started drinking coffee like it was water, GoSmile was my favorite teeth whitening product. It’s portable, tastes great, and if you can pick it up at a Gilt sale, you can save a bundle. But it is practically powerless against the yellowing caused by coffee.
Back in my pageant days, I used Crest Whitestrips religiously. And I hated them.
They tasted terrible. They were messy. And you had to leave them on for an hour, which when you’re 17, feels like a real time commitment. But in my stained-tooth desperation, I decided to upgrade to the new and improved Crest Whitestrips 3D Professional Effects.
Unlike their predecessor, these strips aren’t messy at all. Instead of depositing huge amounts of sticky gel on your teeth, they actually seal to the tooth. And when you remove them, the amount of film left behind is drastically diminished.
These strips are also much less of a hassle. They only need to be worn once-per-day for a half hour. And unlike before, you can also talk, drink water and go on about your day while wearing them.
I’ve been using these strips for four days, and I’m really starting to notice a difference especially on my upper teeth. They are whiter and look cleaner, and I can’t wait until I finish the pack.
Plus, if you wear them according to directions, the whitening effects should last for a full year. For a $30 product, that’s a pretty good deal.