I recently got to test Crest’s new Pro Health HD two-step toothpaste system c/o BzzAgent, and I’m so excited to share my review with you! I drink a lot of coffee. A lot. So, needless to say, maintaining pearly whites takes quite a bit of work. I’ve been using Crest toothpaste and white strips for years, so I might be a little biased, but I think Crest’s products work best.
This new toothpaste system comes with two tubes – one with fluoride to clean your teeth and one with hydrogen peroxide to whiten them. You’re supposed to brush with tube one for a minute, then, without rinsing, brush with tube two for another minute. Even after the first time, I could tell my teeth were cleaner. Like that just-done-the-dentist clean. However, if I’m being completely honest, I’m too lazy to use this every single morning and night. It wasn’t like I used a timer, so I ended up brushing with both until my toothbrush buzzed after two minutes. This meant I spent four minutes each morning and night brushing my teeth, and I’m usually running too late for work in the morning to spend that much time brushing my teeth.
So the real test is how well it whitened my teeth. Like I said, I’ve used white strips several times because of how effective they are. My teeth are super sensitive, though, so I tend to only use them for a few days, take a month break, then use them again. This toothpaste is great in that it doesn’t bother my teeth like the strips at all. The downside is that it doesn’t whiten as quickly. I’ve included before and after pictures (both without filters) from my one-week trial. As you can tell, there’s definitely a difference. It’s not huge, but it’s way better than any other toothpaste I’ve ever tried.
Overall, I’d say that if you have sensitive teeth, this toothpaste is a great way to mimic the results of white strips without the pain. I also think that using white strips super often is bad for your enamel, so using this is a great alternative in the interim. Just keep in mind that it won’t whiten your teeth in one day like the strips, and I think you’ll be very pleased!