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Crest Whitestrips Work!

I was fortunate enough to have been born with teeth that didn’t need any correcting or braces. Unfortunately, I picked up the gross habit of smoking when I was a teenager. Add to that my being a coffee drinker for close to ten years now and you’ve got— rather, I’ve got disastrous teeth.

My teeth have never been super white but they sure have gotten yellower over the years. Prophylaxis doesn’t really lighten the color and I usually just have the coffee and nicotine stains behind my teeth removed. I thought about having my teeth bleached but it’s a spendy process and I’m paranoid that it might weaken the enamel.

Now because I am a stupidhead, I am (mentally) incapable of quitting smoking just yet. In an effort to help the yellowing, I brush my teeth with baking soda mixed in with my toothpaste. I read that gargling with hydrogen peroxide works, too; I tried and got freaked out because I might accidentally swallow the solution. Sadly, the toothpaste+baking soda mix didn’t really do much.

Someone once asked me why I don’t smile in my photos. I do smile, ok. Just like this:

Teeth whitening crest whitestrips

Or like this (hrhrhrhr, I was going for a Japanese p to the orn face except I got the angle wrong):

Teeth whitening crest whitestrips

And this:

Teeth whitening crest whitestrips

Because if I smile and show my teeth, I look like this:

Teeth whitening crest whitestrips

Check. That. Out. Those two really yellow teeth? Christin’ Christ, so embarrassing. Even the boyfriend told me to watch out not to show them in photos!

A little over a week ago, I started using the Crest Whitestrips the boyfriend sent me. I’m supposed to put the strips on for half an hour twice a day but I either get lazy or forget (bad, I know) so most days, I only have them on once. And dear lawd, do these strips work!

Teeth whitening crest whitestrips

ILY, Crest.

Teeth whitening crest whitestrips

Teeth whitening crest whitestrips

Lay off my gums, I’m gonna work on them next haha.

Teeth whitening crest whitestrips

Teeth whitening crest whitestrips

I look weird and you can see my gap tooth!

Teeth whitening crest whitestrips

I can smile! I can smile!

With flash:

Teeth whitening crest whitestrips

(No Photoshopping done except to remove a few pimples here and there. Rawr, I need to read up on best acne treatments.)

I’m so happy with the results!

A few things about Crest Whitestrips: the gel kinda numbs the tongue so you really really need to gargle after taking them off. It’s easier to put one strip on a time than putting both the upper and lower strips on. I drink water but very very carefully (there’s a Whitestrip variation called the Advance Seal with better adhesion). It doesn’t make my teeth sensitive.

I hope to go Pro after the Classic (psst, boyfriend).

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  • Reply Shinji February 22, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    I should get these whitestrips. Gondoh foe.

  • Reply Carmi February 22, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Cool~ I probably need those too :)

  • Reply Jean February 22, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    WOW! I have yellow teeth too but I am not shy to smile. hihi I thought those things don’t work! I want one! Are those expensive here?

  • Reply Kiara February 22, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Oh my effin God. I didn’t think those strips actually work! My teeth have really bad stains too–same problem, smoker + coffee addict, whattup. Ok I’ll ask my boyfriend to send me some Crest strips too. HAHA. Or are they available here?

  • Reply Mapet February 22, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Interesting. I shall go look if they’re available here!

    BTW, I love the pic of you holding the strip. :)

  • Reply Kevin February 22, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    I laughed at the Japanese-porn attempt!

    I SHALL BUY THOSE. But where?

  • Reply mc_syra February 23, 2010 at 1:51 am

    i love love u na…im a fan of yours from now on.hehe

  • Reply Pedro February 23, 2010 at 9:36 am

    picture perfect smile.

  • Reply dk February 23, 2010 at 11:07 am

    dapat gawin kang mowdel ng crest whitestrips. yesss testimonial blogging! those are expensive daw dito diba?

  • Reply Katy February 23, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    I love Crest White Stripes!!! They really work even though they make your teeth sensitive. Worth it though.

  • Reply Janine February 24, 2010 at 8:19 am

    I love Crest WhiteStrips. I’ve tried a few whiteners and the original Crest ones are definitely the best. LOL @ the boyfriend telling you not to show your teeth!

  • Reply Tracy February 24, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    I tried them once years ago but was not patient enough and they always slipped off. BUT I guess I need to try them again. My teeth are too yellow and I think one of my front teeth is dead – boo.

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  • Reply jg September 30, 2010 at 6:54 am

    I wouldn’t bother with any other teeth witening I would just stick to the crest whitestrips
    like the articles say

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