This is a sponsored post by Crest and their Crest 3D White Glamorous White Whitestrips.
When I first moved to New York six years ago, I hopped on the Groupon train and purchased a teeth whitening experience. The office was in the West Village just blocks from NYU and it was beautifully decorated and felt more like a modern spa than a doctor’s office.
At this point in my life, I was 27 and my teeth were some sort of shade of egg-shell white. Not yellow, but not as white as I wanted them, so I decided to try out this laser whitening process. Friends of mine had done it and reported back great results (as did the website).
The procedure itself was quick, about 30 minutes and not really painful at all. Boy did that change about an hour later. I was walking home through Washington Square Park and felt like lightning bolts were shooting through my gums.
I bought extra strength tylenol and took one, and then another, and then another, and then eventually fell asleep from the pain.
The next morning my teeth were definitely whiter, but I would never forget that pain, and ever since then I’ve sworn off any teeth whitening product.
That is, until this past week. I partnered with Crest to try out their Crest 3D Whitestrips. They offer the same dentist-level products but I can put them on at home and it doesn’t involve lightning bolts shooting into my gums.
I started to see results after just 3 days and by the end of the 14 day stretch, my teeth are looking pretty darn good. So here’s how you use them.
How to apply the Crest 3D Whitestrips
When I first pulled them out of the box, you get a longer strip and a shorter one. Initially I put the shorter strip on my top teeth, but then I read the instructions and realized that the long strip is for your top teeth and the shorter strip is for your bottom teeth.
Once you pop them on, you need to wear them for just 30 minutes.
Here’s how I incorporate them into my routine: I go to the gym during my lunch break and after I have my protein shake, I pop them on, hop in the shower, do a bit of work and then take them off. The time flies since I’m thinking about other things (and literally showering).
I give these Crest 3D Whitestrips my endorsement and I invite you guys to follow along my journey on Instagram where I document my 14-Day Whitestrip Challenge. You can pickup the strips yourself from Target.