It had been over a year since I last tried whitening my teeth and it was time I gave white strips another go. I was at Target with a box of Crest Whitestrips in my hand when I glanced over and noticed Listerine Whitening Quick Dissolving Strips for $20 cheaper! The box claimed that the Listerine strips naturally dissolved in your mouth after 10-15 minutes leaving you with minty fresh breath AND whiter teeth in 2 weeks! Now, the one thing that I didn’t like about the Crest Whitestrips was the gross taste that I had in my mouth for the duration of 30 minutes twice a day. So I decided to give this new product a go.
On the first try I noticed the whitening experience was a lot yummier (^ v ^) But then 15 minutes past and I STILL had this goopy stuff on my teeth! I found myself using my tongue to try to get the excess gunk off. 4 days of that, twice a day and yes, I had a painful blister on the side of my poor tongue. I immediately stopped using the product and it took me another 2 days to fully heal.
If you are on a tight budget and are willing to use the Listerine White Strips before brushing day and night, it wouldn’t hurt to give it try. I can’t tell you whether it’s effective or not since I only did it for 4 out of the 14 days. For me, I’d rather pay the additional $20 and stick to the trusted Crest Whitestrips.