Crest 3D White Vivid Toothpaste claims to whiten teeth with a “patented enamel safe whitening ingredient that polishes away stains to gently whiten teeth”. Crest 3D white further claims to reduce up to 80% of surface stains in just 14 days. As with most whitening toothpaste products on the market, I did not expect a dramatic result with this product. Despite my disappointment with several whitening toothpaste products on the market, I was eager to try a new relatively inexpensive product available at my local CVS.
Although I do not bear particularly stained or yellow teeth, I drink my fair share of coffee and red wine. Over time, my smile will become dull. I cannot tolerate whitening treatments such as Crest White Strips or Aquafresh Whitening Trays. Although I find these products effective, my sensitive teeth are not compatible with two-week long whitening treatments. I have also tried using Rembrant toothpaste, but I found the taste of the toothpaste too harsh and not worth the meager results obtained. Therefore, I was eager to test a new whitening toothpaste available. I was also able to find Crest 3D White toothpaste for less than five dollars.
My first brushing experience with Crest 3D White was pure joy. The flavor is a standard minty toothpaste flavor, which the company labels as Radiant Mint. Crest advertises the product as a “gel paste hybrid”, and the toothpaste does seem to have a stronger affinity for the surface of the tooth compared to other products. It is interesting that Crest 3D White does not contain bleaching agents such as hydrogen peroxide; upon brushing, I noticed that Crest 3D White contains small solid beads in the paste. If you do not want to apply peroxides to whiten your teeth, Crest 3D White is a perfect product for you. Presumably, these small beads exfoliate the surface of the tooth and aid in the removal of surface stains. Therefore, this toothpaste is best suited for those who smoke, drink coffee or red wine, or suffer from surface stains from other foods. My teeth feel polished after using this toothpaste as if I had just visited the dentist.
After three days of use, my smile was noticeably brighter. Being pleased with the results, I also purchased the Crest 3D White Whitening Rinse. Using both of these products twice a day, in two weeks time I obtained similar results as if I had been using White Strips. Although I have not achieved a dramatic pearly white smile, I am satisfied with the results. I typically do not observe a change in the color of my teeth with whitening toothpaste, but Crest 3D White left my teeth undoubtedly whiter, shinier, and cleaner. I am eager to try Crest 3D White Advanced Vivid Fluoride Toothpaste in Invigorating Mint to compare the results obtained with Crest 3D White.