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How to Kick Stains to the Curb

Show of hands: who ever used first generation whitening strips?

So. Many. Hands.

How many of you HATED them?

Huh – all the hands.

I am right there with you.

I shudder when I remember trying to get the strips positioned on my teeth correctly, only to have them slip and slide like a soaped-up otter trying to open a clam shell once they were on.


I loved the results, yet hated the process.

Matter-of-fact, I never bought them again.

Not any more.

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I’ve been considering the new and improved strips for some time and thought I’d go one more round with them.

Introducing: Crest 3D White Whitestrips Classic Vivid

How to Kick Stains to the Curb

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Product Deets:

~ Removes 5 years of tough coffee, wine, and smoking related teeth stains for a whiter smile

~ Visibly whiter teeth with full results in 10 days. The strips mold to the shape of your teeth and come off cleanly

~ Advanced Seal Technology’s no slip grip stays put so you can talk and drink water while whitening teeth

~ A comfortable at home teeth whitening experience using the same enamel-safe teeth whitening ingredients dentists use

~ 10 teeth whitening strip treatments, each with 1 upper and 1 lower strip, Apply once a day for 30 minutes

Product Description:

Get visibly whiter teeth in just 30 minutes a day with Crest 3D White Classic Vivid Whitening Strips. With just 30 minutes a day for 10 days you can reverse years of staining. Crest 3D White Whitestrips Classic Vivid make it easy to whiten teeth and reveal a brighter smile. Using the same enamel-safe whitening agent as dentists use, your smile will be restored to its former glory in just 10 days.

How to Kick Stains to the Curb

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~ These new strips stick like magic. You position them, stick them and forget about them for the 30-minutes their working.

~ My teeth are visibly whiter (just like their copy states repeatedly!).

~ I am actually, as I write this article, wearing them. You can go about your daily (at home) activities and not worry they shift or sag.

~ My teeth/gums were not sensitive throughout the process.


~ They STICK to your teeth and can be a bit tough to get off. Like wrestlin’ a toddler for the remote: you’ll get it eventually, but you’re gonna have to work for it.

~ There is a bit of clean-up afterwards. Because they stick so well, there is some residue that needs attention.

~ The classic vivid kit (10 treatments) didn’t seem to get my teeth POPPIN’ white like the old strips, but they removed old coffee stains and I was happy with the results.

~ I forgot to take before and afters. Boooooo.

Worth the cost? Yes. The Classic Vivid is extremely affordable, even without a coupon (if you can find one).

Worth the trouble and time? Yes.

Favorite feature: the no-slip design.

Running a close second: my gums weren’t sore from the treatment.

If you’re looking to try an at-home, easy to use, whitening system, this one may be just what you’re looking for – especially if you ever used/hated the first generation strips.

Go. Upgrade. Whiten!

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Friday 17th of August 2018

I would love to whiten my teeth but have never tried. The thought of putting the trays in my mouth makes me gag just thinking about it. I might need to give this a try.

Patti Tucker

Saturday 18th of August 2018

I have never tried trays for EXACTLY this reason. ~hurk~

These strips weren't bad. The are on my do-it-again list.

Good luck!

Kate | The Organized Dream

Monday 13th of August 2018

Thanks for the review! I used the old style before and wasn't a fan. These seem great! Thanks for sharing at the Make Life Pretty Monday link party! Hope to see you next week!

Kate | The Organized Dream

Patti Tucker

Tuesday 14th of August 2018

Old style = BOOO! These were SUCH an improvement.


Monday 13th of August 2018

Never tried these will have to check them out. Found you on Grandma's Briefs Link Party.


Wednesday 8th of August 2018

I strongly disliked the first generation whitening strips, too! They were a mell of a hess!

Patti Tucker

Wednesday 8th of August 2018

Holy smokes - I'm with you. They were awful. That's the reason I was hesitant to try them again, but...such an improvement!

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