How Long Do You Leave Crest White Strips On?

Crest makes nine different variations of white strips. The amount of time that you leave the white strips on could be 30 minutes or 60 minutes. Therefore, it is important to read the directions on the label correctly so that you use it as intended.


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The Crest white strips which are left on for 30 minutes

Out of the nine variations of white strips, there are seven of them which require the strips to be left on your teeth for 30 minutes.


How to use the crest white strips without the light:

  1. Peel the white strips from the packaging.

  2. Apply the strips firmly onto the surfaces of your teeth.

  3. Remove them after 30 minutes.




How to use the crest white strips with the LED light:

  1. Peel the strips from the plastic liner.

  2. Apply the strips firmly to your teeth.

  3. Place the light against the strips.

  4. Turn the light on for 5 minutes. It will shut off automatically.

  5. Leave the strips on for a total of 30 minutes.

  6. Remove strips from teeth.



The Crest white strips which are left on for 60 minutes

Only two out of the nine variations of Crest white strips need to be left on the teeth for 60 minutes total. They make it easy for you to distinguish because they have 1 hour listed on the label.


How to use the 60 minute crest white strips without the light:

  1. Remove the white strips from the packaging.

  2. Adapt the strips firmly to the surfaces of your teeth.

  3. Remove the strips after 60 minutes.


How to use the 60 minute crest white strips with the LED light:

  1. Peel the strips from the plastic liner and packaging.

  2. Apply the strips firmly to your teeth by adapting it.

  3. Place the LED light against the strips.

  4. Turn the LED on for 5 minutes total. It will shut off automatically.

  5. Leave the strips on your teeth for a total of 60 minutes.

  6. Remove the strips from your teeth.



Takeaway

The Crest white strips can certainly whiten your teeth since they contain actual whitening ingredient within them. They are also very easy to use and convenient as well. However, you should read the label closely since Crest makes 9 different variations of the product. Some of them require 30 minutes of treatment while others require 60 minutes. Make sure you use it for the exact amount of time for maximum benefit.


Aside from that, you should go ahead and get your pearly white smile. The product is also relatively safe so you don't have to worry about them damaging your teeth. You can read more about it here.


Although if the whitening strips don't quite get your teeth as white as you'd like, there are alternative ways on how to whiten your teeth. You simply need to give them all a try and see what works. Everyone's teeth and mouth are a little different so what may work for one may not work for another.

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About the author: Dr David Chen, DDS

Hello, I'm Dr Chen and I'm an actively practicing dentist in Long Island City, NY. I graduated from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in 2016 but prior to going to dental school I was already working in the dental field. It's been more than a decade since I first got to know dentistry and let me tell you, time flies by quickly. Since then I've developed a fondness for writing, which is how this all got started!

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Medical Disclaimer:

This blog is purely meant for information purposes and should not be used as medical advice. Each situation in your mouth is unique and complex. It is not possible to give advice nor diagnose any oral conditions based on text nor virtual consultations. The best thing to do is to go in person to see your dentist for an examination and consultation so that you can receive the best care possible.

The purpose of all of this oral health information is to encourage you to see your dentist and to inform you of what you may expect during your visit. Due to the unfortunate nature of dentistry, there isn't really any true home remedies that will get rid of dental problems. Roughly 99.99% of them require in-person intervention by a healthcare professional.

Hint: That is the reason why you can't eliminate seeing dentists in your life!