Is whitening strip good for your teeth?

Potential Damage and Tooth Sensitivity To be on the safer side, use whitening strips in moderation, as overuse will not only cause tooth sensitivity over time, but it will also permanently damage your tooth’s enamel and the surface below.

Which whitening strips work the best?

Best Overall: Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips. Both dentists we spoke with unanimously agree that these are the best whitening strips out there and laud them for their use of hydrogen peroxide. Most teeth whitening strips contain hydrogen peroxide, the only ingredient clinically proven to whiten teeth.

How whitening strips can damage your teeth?

New research presented at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology shows how the hydrogen peroxide in teeth whitening products can damage the protein-containing dentin layer, which is underneath your enamel. The research shows that this chips away at the protein in this layer, particularly collagen.

What are the cons of whitening strips?


  • Occasionally the adhesive fails, making the strip(s) unusable.
  • Overusing the strips or leaving them on too long can damage the tooth enamel.
  • Often tooth and/or gum sensitivity occurs.
  • Depending on what caused the stains, whitening strips may not work.

Do Crest Whitestrips ruin enamel?

Are Crest 3D White Whitestrips Harmful to Teeth or Can They Damage the Enamel? No, this product is formulated to be safe and effective when used as directed. They contain the same whitening ingredient as the professional products dentists use to whiten teeth.

Should I brush before or after whitening strips?

We recommend that with any form of whitening that teeth are brushed beforehand. This is to ensure that any plaque (this sticky surface layer on your teeth) is removed and that any whitening agent present in the strips or gel gets the closest contact with the teeth.

Are Crest Whitestrips Safe?

Is Crest Whitestrips safe? Crest 3D Glamorous Whitestrips is approved by the American Dental Association, and are considered safe when used occasionally and in moderation. If used incorrectly or too frequently, this product may cause damage to your gums and teeth.

Why are Crest Whitestrips not working?

The Whitening Agent’s Concentration is NOT Strong Enough When it comes to whitening your teeth, the concentration of the whitening agent makes all the difference. Whitening strips, for example, do not have a high enough concentration to penetrate deep into the enamel and are unable to whiten many deeper stains.