What is the main ingredient in Crest Whitestrips?
The main active ingredient inside each Crest 3DWhitestrips strip is hydrogen peroxide. Each strip is carefully crafted with a gel powered by this key ingredient. Thanks to hydrogen peroxide, Crest 3DWhitestrips strips can remove dental stains safely when used as directed.
Why do my teeth hurt after whitening strips?
Many over-the-counter whitening products contain hydrogen peroxide as an active ingredient, which can cause sensitivity. In fact, some whitening products may even contain higher concentrations of peroxide, which can lead to greater sensitivity.
How much carbamide peroxide is in Crest Whitestrips?
Depsite having a higher relative concentration of hydrogen peroxide (6% in the formulation tested) to traditional tray-whiteners, the effective peroxide dose to the tooth from whitestrips is a third of that of a tray with 10% carbamide peroxide gel .
What percentage of hydrogen peroxide are in teeth whitening strips?
A new professionally dispensed strip product, Crest Whitestrips Supreme, recently has been introduced. A 14% hydrogen-peroxide gel is incorporated onto these strips, but the amount of gel is half of what is on the 6.5% strips.
Does Tylenol help with tooth sensitivity?
Rushing the process can bring on unnecessary sensitivity. If sensitivity does occur use oral analgesics like ibuprofen (Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol), and desensitizing toothpastes like Sensodyne or Colgate Sensitive.
Can you use OraJel after teeth whitening?
There are some industrial strength fluoride tooth pastes that we will raffle soon. Avoid extremely hot and cold drinks/foods, and use a straw. You shouldn’t be splashing wine and coffee all over those teeth while whitening, anyway. You can use OraJel before whitening.
How long does Sensodyne take to whiten teeth?
Brushing twice a day, every day, provides clinically significant sensitivity relief in as little as 3 days and thereafter and whitens teeth.
What is a tooth zinger?
During the teeth whitening procedure, you may experience what we call “zingers.” Zingers are brief flashes of pain that happen when the nerves in your teeth react to the whitening process. This pain can continue even after you leave the office, which is why we always give our patients pain relievers to take afterwards.
Do Crest whitening strips contain peroxide?
In the US, the American Dental Association says whitening strips can have as much as 10 percent hydrogen peroxide, which is what Crest Whitestrips have.