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Does anyone have any information about crest whitening strips? Do they harm enamel?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: No, but...

They don't harm enamel but they should not be used unless you first see a dentist to make sure that you have no cavities, that your gums are healthy and that you do not have any front fillings or crowns as the strips will not lighten those restorations, thereby creating an uneven whitening appearance.
There are better methods. Discuss the option best for you with your own dentist.

In brief: No, but...

They don't harm enamel but they should not be used unless you first see a dentist to make sure that you have no cavities, that your gums are healthy and that you do not have any front fillings or crowns as the strips will not lighten those restorations, thereby creating an uneven whitening appearance.
There are better methods. Discuss the option best for you with your own dentist.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Robert Schwan
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Enamel is relatively inert and not effected by the oxygen radical.
Ph is more important.

In brief: No

Enamel is relatively inert and not effected by the oxygen radical.
Ph is more important.
Dr. Robert Schwan
Dr. Robert Schwan
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Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not at all

Whitening strips from crest uses a very weak chemical, it may not harm the enamel, but it may harm your gums and cause inflammation, the peroxide will leak on the gums because it iis not contained in a tray.
Just use it spariingly.

In brief: Not at all

Whitening strips from crest uses a very weak chemical, it may not harm the enamel, but it may harm your gums and cause inflammation, the peroxide will leak on the gums because it iis not contained in a tray.
Just use it spariingly.
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dr. Robert Mokbel
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In brief: Wrong Product

These whitening strips are not the right use that you are looking for. Go to the dentist and have them make a customized whitening tray for use with the proper chemistry that you can use at home.

In brief: Wrong Product

These whitening strips are not the right use that you are looking for. Go to the dentist and have them make a customized whitening tray for use with the proper chemistry that you can use at home.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner
Dr. Douglas Tavenner
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Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry

In brief: Not really

Tthis product is formulated to be safe and effective when used as directed.
All the safety data indicates that 3d white whitestrips are safe on tooth enamel. They contain the same whitening ingredient as the professional products dentists use to whiten teeth.

In brief: Not really

Tthis product is formulated to be safe and effective when used as directed.
All the safety data indicates that 3d white whitestrips are safe on tooth enamel. They contain the same whitening ingredient as the professional products dentists use to whiten teeth.
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dr. Richard Ruden
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