Over the past decade, teeth whitening has taken on an entirely different meaning. No more does it strictly entail a visit to the dentist for professional treatments. People now have the means to take care of their teeth and keep their health in check.
A simple toothbrush will always be a staple part of a dental care kit. The same goes for toothpaste. But innovation and creativity are changing dental care. There are now more ways to keep your teeth white, clean and healthy.
Perhaps the most successful of these innovations has been Whitestrips. These simple yet remarkably effective over-the-counter products have become part and parcel of dental care.
It’s easy to see why Whitestrips have become so popular and effective. Basically, they can be used in place of professional teeth whitening services, and so, numerous countries are adopting them in their dental health care schemes.
Oral-B and Crest are two non-EU dental care industry giants flying the flag for the Whitestrips revolution. The simple truth is, if you intend to buy Whitestrips, then your best options lie with these two companies. But if you really want to go with what customers have unanimously attested to as being “the best”, then set your sights on Crest Whitestrips.
Crest Whitestrips are not just effective; they have been the in-thing for quite some time now. They deserve all the rave reviews they get too, but as with anything else that has great success, there are fake copies of it out there.
These are imitation products that promise to deliver what the real thing does but fail woefully. Be wary of these fakes because they can do more harm than good.
Some of them cost as much as the real Crest Whitestrips, but they lack the sheer quality and durability. Some can even damage your teeth and gums!
So how do you spot these fakes? It can be quite a challenge doing this because Crest Whitestrips are not sold in shops. You can only find them online, so you don’t have the advantage of looking them over in your hands to ascertain their authenticity. This means you have to be able to spot fake ones right from the website selling them.
And think about this: If people still buy them, it means these copies must be truly convincing. Otherwise, there is little sense in purchasing them. Why buy something that you clearly know won’t give you the desired results?
Thankfully, you can easily spot the fakes, but only if you know what to look out for. There are minute details that set apart the fake from the original.
Factors to Consider
Always be mindful of the packaging and design of any Whitestrips you buy.
Crest Whitestrips have a white and dark blue color scheme, and this is true for the numerous makes of the strips (Crest 3D Classic Vivid, Crest 3D White Luxe Professional Effects, etc.). If there are any variations, they will be very slight, and you will always see the Crest logo with the trademark red letter “C” at the front of the package, and it’s always bigger than all the other letters.
On the reverse side of the pack, you will see the country of manufacture printed out on a box that’s white in color. The real ones originate from the USA. Any other country you see means the product is not authentic.
If you pick up a pack of Crest Whitestrips and see it differs from what’s written above in any way, even if the pack has the Crest logo, it’s simply a very good imitation product. Nonetheless, it’s still just imitation, so not worth its price, regardless of whether cheap or otherwise.
Further proof of packaging authenticity is in the size and measurement of the bags. Original Crest Whitestrips’ bags are shiny and have uniform measurements of about 10 x 5 cm. Plus, the Whitestrips are packed in a pair (1 upper and 1 lower).
Main Color of Text
With the exception of the red trademark C, the rest of the text on the packaging is written in white or dark blue. The one part of the text that stands out the most is the serial number, running on one side of the pack; the serial is written in black. If you purchase a pack with the text different then this, then chances are it’s a fake.
Another very important thing you need to recognize is the text which highlights the manufacturer. The original Crest Whitestrips are owned by Procter & Gamble so you must see their name written there or rest assured the product in your hands is not what you think it is.
Price of Products
There is a batch of Crest Whitestrips out there that are considerably cheap. These are fake, imported white strips from China. None of them have anything to do with Procter & Gamble. Crest Whitestrips go for about €44 minimum for full treatment, depending on which subtype of ones you use.
Having said that, no pack of Crest Whitestrips should be sold around the range of 10 to 20 euro or so. They are affordable but not that cheap. Such suspicious prices are all but clear indication that the Whitestrips were not made to the genuine Crest standard of quality.
Well, there you have it. Many people around the world understand and appreciate what a great untapped resource Crest Whitestrips are, especially when one considers that they are fantastically affordable substitutes to your dentist. Of course, the reality is that there are companies out there who know this and will do their best to sell you fake Crest Whitestrips at less than half the price or even more than the price of the original product. Many of these companies have seen success at the expense of both your health and wallet.
Next time you attempt to make a purchase of Crest Whitestrips, take time out to really examine the product. Be sure you see all the signs that point it to being an original, or you might end up with ruined teeth instead.