Health and Beauty

Are Crest Whitestrips Bad For Enamel

Whitening Strips May Damage Your Teeth

Having a pearly white smile may come with a significant cost -- the health of your teeth.

New research suggests that over-the-counter whitening strips may be eroding the structure of your choppers.

"This study shows that there is a loss of protein from the teeth with these whitening treatments," said senior author Kelly Keenan, an associate professor of chemistry at Stockton University in Galloway, N.J.

While the research looked at over-the-counter products, Keenan thinks those used by dentists might also do damage.

"Whether you buy over-the-counter or go to a dentist, it's the same ingredient -- it'shydrogen peroxide. I don't know of a safer alternative for whitening teeth," she said.

But not everyone thinks Americans need to give up their love of a bright white smile.

"Anything that can harm the teeth concerns me, and I have read that whitening can soften teeth, but clinically, I'm not concerned," said Dr. James Sconzo, chief of dental medicine at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. "I haven't seen a higher decay rate in people who whiten their teeth."

Are Crest Whitestrips bad for your teeth?

my mom said that crest strips take the enamel off your teeth and oher stuff. are they good or bad?


No, they will not damage the enamel. The agent used in them has been used in dentistry for many years now. If your teeth become sensitive you can use them every other day and brush with a sensitive tooth toothpaste. Sensitivity is generally temporary,


they r fine


They are fine, but they can make your teeth more sensitive.

Can I brush my teeth right after using Crest Whitestrips?

I am using the Professional Effects one, and I brush with a Sonicare toothbrush. Is this bad for my enamel?
Is using a Sonicare brush immediately after bad though?


Yes, you can brush right after, it'll take all the left over stickiness and residue from the strip off, because if it's left in the mouth for too long it'll start to burn and leave a "shock" like feeling making your teeth extra sensitive. It


probably is bad for you. I am not a hundred percent sure but I would not risk it. I use Crest white strips multicare and i put them on for five minutes. than take them off, spit out the saliva, and brush my teeth gently without toothpaste. than I rinse


Yes, you can brush right after, it'll take all the left over stickiness and residue from the strip off, because if it's left in the mouth for too long it'll start to burn and leave a "shock" like feeling making your teeth extra sensitive. It