Many treats that make life more enjoyable also can stain your teeth. Whether it’s that cup of coffee you nurse in the morning, a glass of red wine after the day unwinds, or even blueberries or tomato sauce, lots of tasties can leave your teeth looking dingy and discolored.

When this happens, the best option is usually to visit your dentist for a professional in-office treatment. While incredibly effective, these treatments are expensive and require you to go out (a no-no in this pandemic).

However, technology has made leaps and bounds in the at-home whitening treatment market, meaning  a cost-effective option to whitening your teeth is on a store shelf nearby.

The one product with the best reviews is Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips

Easy to use, Crest whitestrips are a favorite among Amazon and Walgreens users, and have received top ratings on both websites. While Crest is no stranger to the at-home whitening world, this product is more or less a game changer. Given the American Dental Association's (ADA) seal of approval, these whitestrips help whiten your teeth without need for hefty-priced treatment. Its active ingredient is hydrogen peroxide, which helps bleach surface stains. The product also has a no-slip grip that will let you talk or drink even while wearing them. And these strips mean business: the manufacturer says they will remove up to 10 years’ worth of stains after if used for 4 weeks, 30 minutes per day. These strips should not harm teeth and enamel. 

As an added bonus, this packet also comes with a couple of 1 hour express whitestrips treatments. 

The Crest Professional has more than 17,000 positive reviews on Amazon, here are a few of them.  One user noted how effective the strips were on sensitive teeth, while another praised it for being easy to remove despite its strong grip. Another posted a side-by-side comparison after 4 treatments, showing significant differences in between the treatments, while another left a 5-star review containing only 6 short words: Works wonders in tidying up teeth.

Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips receives our glowing (pun intended) recommendation. 

Medically reviewed by Yvonne Stolworthy, MSN, RN
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