I’m a big fan of Crest Whitestrips. As they suggest, I’ll typically use them twice a year to remove tea and coffee stains, as well as to brighten my smile. Though the Crest strips do cause me to experience some slight stinging and temporary teeth sensitively a few days following the treatment, to me, it’s just plain worth it. No pain, no gain, right?
It wasn’t until I discovered Doll White that I realized there were gentler alternatives to Crest’s more intense, peroxide-based strips. Doll White was kind enough to send me a kit, so I decided to share my results and overall thoughts on their strips.
Doll White Non Peroxide Teeth Whitening Strips Review
First off, the Doll White Whitening Strips themselves look very similar to the Crest Whitestrips. In each individual packet, you get one for your bottom row, and one for your top row of teeth, each with a coating of whitening formula on one side. The size is pretty much exactly the same as the Crest Whitestrips, so you’re getting the same amount of whitening coverage over your top and bottom rows.
The strips conform nicely around the teeth, and stay put throughout the entire duration of the treatment (even if you have a little sip of water). In terms of stinging or pain, I didn’t experience any discomfort at all during the 30-minute treatments. The formula was amazingly gentle!
Results after one use
After wearing the strips for the full 30 minutes, I removed them only to find a slight difference in the whiteness of my teeth. The improvement wasn’t quite what I’ve seen from Crest Whitestrips, which gave me significantly whiter and brighter teeth after just one treatment. Right off the bat, it became apparent that the one big downside of using a gentler formula is that you don’t necessary see immediate results.
Doll White does claim that you should expect to see results within the first few days, and the final results after 14 days, so let’s fast-forward a bit…
Results after 8 days
After 8 days of using the Doll White whitening strips, it appeared that they had removed most of my tea and coffee stains, which was definitely an improvement. The change was subtle though, and you can sort of make it out in the before (top) and after (bottom) photos below.
Overall, the Doll White Teeth Whitening Strips are not going to completely replace my all-time favorite Crest Whitestrips. Not only do the Crest strips make my teeth whiter, they also make them noticeably brighter. Personally, I’m ok with using strips that contain peroxide, and any sensitively I develop seems to dissipate after only a few days. For me, the more immediate, dramatic results far outweigh the temporary discomfort.
The only drawback to the Crest Whitestrips is that because they are peroxide-based, they can be harmful to your enamel if you use them more than recommended. That means you’re limited to having super pearly whites only twice a year. That’s where the Doll White strips come in. They are perfect for doing ‘touch-ups’ in-between more intense treatments.
And if you’re one of those people who find peroxide-based strips to be altogether too intense for your teeth and gums, but still want to whiten, I’d definitely recommend trying out the Doll White Teeth Whitening Strips. Just on their own, they are great for gently removing light stains (especially if you’re a frequent tea/coffee drinker like me!).
Have you tried whitestrips? Do you prefer perixode, or non-perixode strips?