do i brush my teeth after i use crest white strips

According to Crest, you can brush your teeth gently after using crest white strips. But, is it necessary? No.

Understand the effects of white strips on your teeth and the instances when it is best to brush or not to brush your teeth after using teeth whitening strips.

do I brush after whitening strips

Pros Of Brushing Your Teeth After Using Teeth Whitening Strip

  • It helps to remove the excess whitening products or amalgam from your teeth. By brushing them after bleaching, you are effectively removing any gel residue from your teeth.
  • When you apply whitening strips, it softens the stains and tartar on your teeth. Brushing would easily take them off.
  • Brushing with fluoride toothpaste helps close the enamel tubules and prevents the bleaching ingredients of the teeth strips from penetrating your tooth structure.

Not Brushing Your Teeth After Bleaching

Dentists advise brushing teeth at least twice a day to maintain good oral health and sparkling white teeth. Nowadays, whitening strips are widely used to achieve instantly ivory-white teeth. While some people brush their teeth after using these strips, professional dentists and dental experts advise against it for three reasons:

Brushing your teeth immediately after you apply whitening strips can harm your teeth. The whitening agents used in white strips remove the enamel pellicle. Brushing, which is an abrasive action after using them may harm your sensitive teeth.

So, if you see spots or excess gel or stains on your teeth after removing the whitening strips, just use a mouthwash to rinse them off. Or, you can wait for at least 30 minutes before brushing.

Effects Of White Strips On Your Teeth

The teeth-brightening strips are helpful, easy to use and sensibly evaluated in the markets. They are so popular because they actually work and could make your teeth whiter and brighter no matter how old the stains are.

Word of Caution

Make sure that the whitening strips you use for teeth whitening do not contain bleaching agents that are harmful to your health. Check if these products contain bleaching agents that are dangerous for teeth enamel and gums. They can also cause neurological disorders if they get through your bloodstream.

Before you decide on which whitening strip to use, contact your dentist first. They know which products could damage the teeth enamel, cause gums bleeding and complications when they spread through your system. Some whitening strips can also lead to tooth sensitivity and soreness, so choose only the products which have been tested and recommended by dental professionals.

Crest white strips are considered as one of the safest and most effective whitening strips in the market.  They are enamel-safe and provide visible effects after just one use. It is fast-acting, visibly reducing years of stains in a few minutes.

Alternatively, you can always look for a teeth whitening kit. They are easy to use, and less abrasive when compared to strips.

Author: Peter Mayhew

Peter is a dental hygienist in the city of Chicago, IL. In his free time he likes to write blogs and product reviews on anything dental health related.