Do Strips Really Whiten Teeth?

Do Strips Really Whiten Teeth?


At-home teeth whitening is becoming increasingly popular as everyone wants to achieve a bright white smile with ease and without the large price tag that can come with it. Brightening your teeth is a great way to enhance your smile, whilst giving your confidence a boost, but do strips work?

Teeth-whitening strips are just one of many methods of tooth whitening which can be easily purchased on our website, but with plenty of other options available at Cambridge Whites why not give a variety of treatments a try to find the best one for you. 

Top three reasons to use teeth whitening strips: 

  • A cheaper alternative to other professional whitening treatments 
  • Simple to use, few instructions, and limited room for error
  • If you don’t mind using a treatment for consecutive days for optimum results. 

Whitening strips are very simple. Each Cambridge Whites strip is coated with a peroxide-free gel solution that reacts when applied to your teeth. Moisture in the mouth aids the reaction and breaks down the solution getting into the enamel of teeth where stains settle. Brushing after treatment will reveal a brighter smile and further remove the strains targeted by the solution. These strips are non-dissolvable, therefore once each treatment is complete the strip will remain intact once the solution has whitened the enamel. 

Studies into the effectiveness of whitening strips show that they brighten and whiten smiles for most users, however pairing this treatment with other whitening products or reducing the levels of certain liquids in your diet, including coffee and red wine, can ensure the longevity of these results. If used correctly these strips can brighten your smile by up to 8 shades. 

How long do whitening strips take to work?

The Cambridge Whites strips come in packs of 28, the standard pack size on the market, which equates to one strip per row, for 14 days of treatment. The advised treatment is 30 minutes daily for consecutive days to provide the best results, however, may notice a difference in the brightness of their smile after just 7 days. Our teeth whitening strips can also be used before events to give you a bright smile for the big day and help you smile more confidently. One key benefit to at-home whitening is the freedom to dictate your treatment and develop a whiter, brighter smile. 

It is important to note our teeth whitening strips are only effective on enamel and may have limited effectiveness on stains caused by antibiotics. If you have heavily stained teeth or regularly drink coffee, red wine, or other drinks that badly stain teeth, results may vary from that of someone who does not. Dental work, including veneers and composite bonding, will produce limited results as they are not enamel.