Although reviewers note that Listerine Whitening Quick Dissolving Strips usually improve whiteness by only half a shade, they praise the product for its unmatched convenience. The strips dissolve after five to 10 minutes (though some testers note that it takes a bit longer), so there's nothing to remove. The Listerine Quick Dissolving Strips don't elicit as many complaints of tooth sensitivity as some of the other strips. If you prefer more dramatic results, experts recommend Crest 3D White Whitestrips Advanced Vivid (*Est. $40), which can lighten teeth up to three shades.
Listerine Whitening Quick Dissolving Strips are ranked highly in ConsumerReports.org, Total Beauty, Good Housekeeping and Prevention. Allure also listed it as one of its quick fixes in the 2007 Best of Beauty feature.
Our Sources: Listerine Whitening Strip Reviews
The editors of ConsumerReports.org use a panel of staff testers to evaluate Listerine Whitening Quick Dissolving Strips along with various other over-the-counter teeth whiteners. The results are organized and presented for readers.
Review: At-Home Teeth Whiteners Differ in Effectiveness, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Aug. 2009
Listerine Whitening Quick Dissolving Strips were ranked among the best of the 11 products tested at TotalBeauty.com. The strips are praised for their ease of use and lack of pain or discomfort. However, testers note that the Listerine strips took longer than 10 minutes to dissolve.
Review: Best and Worst Teeth Whiteners, Sarah Carrillo
Allure editors, along with cosmetics chemists and dermatologists, test nearly 2,000 products and choose 187 as the best in their categories. Listerine Whitening Quick Dissolving Strips are listed under "quick fixes."
Review: Best of Beauty 2007, Editors of Allure.com, Oct. 2007
This article discusses oral hygiene concerns for people ages 50 and older. The article ends with four tooth whitening product suggestions, and Listerine Whitening Quick Dissolving Strips are recommended for those who want something "easy."
Review: Get Healthy Teeth for Life, Editors of Prevention, Aug. 2007
5. Good Housekeeping
Dentist Louis Siegelman evaluates over-the-counter whitening products. He recommends Listerine Whitening Quick Dissolving Strips.
Review: The New Ways to Whiten Teeth, Editors of Good Housekeeping, Aug. 2007