Do You Brush Your teeth After Whitening Strips? No, brushing your teeth after using whitening strips isn’t a good idea. It may cause irritation to the mouth and gums. The adhesive on the strips hasn’t set yet, so it can easily be removed by brushing. Give it at least half an hour for the adhesive to set before brushing your teeth after using whitening strips.
If you have to brush your teeth or rinse with water during this time, do so gently. It’s also important to avoid eating or drinking anything except water for at least half an hour after using whitening strips. This will prevent the adhesive from being removed by food or drink and help you get the best results from using them.
Have you ever brushed your teeth after a whitening strip? You should. The adhesives used in whitening strips often contain glycerin, which can prevent the enamel from re-mineralizing, leading to weaker teeth and higher risk for sensitivity.
“The best advice I can give is to brush your teeth before putting on the product and avoid brushing for at least 30 minutes after removing the strips,” said Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, a cosmetic dentist in Beverly Hills, Calif. (He prefers whitening products that do not use glycerin, such as Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips.)
Dr. Raymond Martin of New York City’s Fifth Avenue Periodontics and Implant Dentistry echoed this advice: “Brush your teeth before using any whitening product.” He also recommended using a fluoride toothpaste afterward.
Hi, I have a question. After using whitening strips do you brush your teeth right after or wait a couple of hours? I’m using Crest Whitestrips Supreme Flexfit. Thanks!
I tried to answer this question as I have been using them for years.
Yes, you can brush your teeth after using whitening strips.
I usually use the strips and let them sit for about 20-30 minutes (not the exact time) and then wash my mouth with water without brushing my teeth. But then I brush my teeth before bed time.
If you wash your mouth after using the strips, it’s fine to brush your teeth in the morning or anytime during the day.
The strips are usually laced with a hydrogen peroxide-based gel that is used to whiten the teeth. The bleaching agent is placed on the surface of the tooth where it penetrates the enamel and removes stains and discoloration.
After removing a strip, you should see whiter teeth, but this effect will not last as long as if you do brush them.
It is important to note that while brushing your teeth immediately after use will increase the whitening effect, this may also cause some sensitivity to the teeth.
Whitening strips are used once or twice daily for up to one hour at a time. They can be used for around two weeks before you will begin to see results.
Some people may experience mild discomfort when using whitening strips, such as gum sensitivity. This usually occurs when using high-strength strips and can be treated with painkillers and mouthwash.
However, if you have any concerns about experiencing sensitivity in your gums after using whitening strips, avoid brushing immediately afterward and rinse your mouth instead.
Unfortunately, the answer is no. The peroxide that the strips contain can be harmful to your gums and teeth, so you should wait at least 30 minutes before brushing.
Do you Brush Your Teeth After Taking Off Whitestrips?
Do you brush your teeth after taking off Whitestrips?
I got this question from a new reader of the blog, and I’ve been asked it before. So I thought I’d share the answer with all of you.
I do not brush my teeth after removing the strips. I just make sure that I wash my mouth out really well, to get all the gel off. Because the gel is sticky, it helps if you swish a little water around for a minute or so. And if you have white residue around your gums (it will look like dry toothpaste), just use your fingernail to scrape it away.
If you do want to brush your teeth after removing the strips, just make sure you don’t use toothpaste. That would kind of defeat the purpose of whitening!
I’m about to start doing the 30 minute Crest Whitestrips and was wondering if you guys brush your teeth after taking them off? I’m a little worried about brushing because it’s recommended that you don’t eat or drink for 20 minutes after.
I’ve read some posts on here of people saying they brush their teeth after and some say they just rinse. Any thoughts?
Whitestrips are made of an enamel-safe adhesive. The active ingredient remains on the surface of your teeth for up to four hours after you apply it, so there’s no danger of harming your teeth.
Does the product, Crest Whitestrips, have an impact on the way a person brushes his/her teeth?
I am not a dentist, but I would guess it is a bad idea to brush immediately after taking the strips off. The strips are coated with hydrogen peroxide, which is a mild acid. It would be better to rinse your mouth with water and wait 30 minutes before brushing.
The instructions on the product say to brush your teeth 30 minutes after removing the strips, so it would be best to follow those instructions.
You can brush your teeth immediately after using the Crest Whitestrips. However, it is recommended to wait 10-15 minutes before rinsing or drinking. This allows the enamel to take in the peroxide for best results, but also allows time for saliva to neutralize the peroxide.
After whitening you should brush your teeth to remove the remaining gel and prevent staining.
Should You Brush your Teeth After Removing Crest Whitestrips?
You should wait about an hour after removing the strips before you brush your teeth. Your enamel is somewhat weakened during the whitening process, and you don’t want to damage it.
It’s best to use a soft-bristle toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste when brushing your teeth after removing Crest Whitestrips.
Crest Whitestrips do not stain your teeth while they are being worn, so you can brush your teeth as you normally would. Once the strips are removed, you should wait 30 minutes before brushing your teeth. During this time, the peroxide in the strips is still working on your teeth and can be washed away by brushing. If you brush during this time, you will wash away some of the peroxide before it has a chance to give your teeth their maximum whitening effect. You should also wait at least 30 minutes after removing the strips to eat or drink anything other than water.
When you remove your strips, you are probably going to need to brush your teeth. Why? Because the strips will leave a thin film on your teeth. After all, that’s how they work – when you stick the strip on your tooth, the gel will actually bond to some of the proteins in your tooth. After that, it’s a matter of time and chemistry before the stain-fighting ingredients get to work.
You should also rinse after removing the strips. Why? Because there might still be some gel left on your teeth. If it stays there long enough, it can start to break down the natural enamel of your tooth (which is why you should never use strips more than directed). So give your teeth a thorough rinse and then start brushing with a fluoride toothpaste.
You should be fine doing it either way. It is indeed a good idea to brush your teeth before the treatment, but it’s not mandatory. After you remove the strips, there are two schools of thought. You can leave the peroxide residue on your teeth and let your saliva wash it away gradually, or you can brush it off immediately. If you choose to brush it off, make sure you use a soft-bristled toothbrush (you don’t want to damage your enamel) and avoid using any abrasive toothpaste.
Whitestrips are thin, flexible plastic strips that are coated with a peroxide-based whitening gel. The strips need to stay in contact with the teeth to be effective, so you can’t eat or drink while wearing them.
Whitestrips work by using hydrogen peroxide to bleach the teeth. Hydrogen peroxide is an oxidizer, meaning it pulls electrons from other molecules — in this case, the ones that give teeth their color. This causes discoloration to fade over multiple uses of the strips.
When you remove Whitestrips from your teeth, the hydrogen peroxide will continue to be released for some time after removal. You should wait about 30 minutes before eating or drinking anything (other than water). You should also avoid brushing your teeth for about an hour after removing Whitestrips. This gives enough time for the peroxide to be washed away and for protective enamel on your teeth to reestablish itself.
You can brush your teeth after using the whitening strips. However, it is very important to note that the enamel on your tooth is soft after you use the whitestrips. Brushing will be ok but do not floss or use any other dental tools for at least 24 hours.