History of Crest Whitestrips
The company that produces the well-known teeth whitening product Crest Whitestrips, is Proctor and Gamble (P&G), a company that operates globally, based in Cincinnati, and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The company makes more household products annually that any other company in the entire world. The company is quoted in the NYSE (PG) and is among the Fortune 700 companies. In terms of profit, P&G is the 14th largest company in the US, and in terms of market share, it’s the 8th largest (in 2008) in the entire world.
The company got its start when in 1837 a candle maker, William Proctor, and soap maker, James Gamble, both of whom had immigrated from England, and met after they fell in love with two sisters, who they later married. They were encouraged by wives’ father to start a business together and that was the beginning of the multi-billion business that today bears their name.
The business was an enormous success, and as early as 1859 it made 1 million dollars, largely due to the fact that it landed a lucrative contract with the Union Army during the ongoing American Civil War. P&G supplied candles and soap to the army and even after the war ended, their many customers, acquired through the war, continued to use the company’s products.
In the 20th century, P&G expanded its manufacturing and promotional operations outside of Cincinnati, because of increasing demands. It also expanded overseas in both manufacturing and sales and became an international company.
P&G started with candles and soaps as their products, and started to sponsor radio shows when radio came into being in the 1920’s; and these shows later became called soap operas. After 1946, the company stated diversifying its products to include Tide laundry detergent, Prell shampoo, Crest – the first toothpaste that contained fluorine, and Downey fabric softener. In 1961, a major break though occurred when the company introduced, Pampers, which although not environmentally friendly, was a big hit over other disposable diapers at the time, which were not popular.
Crest Whitestrips, the tooth whitening product was introduced by P&G in 2001 and is being sold throughout the world to about 14 million customers. The strips are available in 6 different variations, designed for specific purposes. The main Whitestrips product retails for about $25 and it is claimed to complete the whitening process in about 14 days.
Other variations of the Whitestrips are said to produce noticeable results in just 3 days and full results in just 20 days. The company claims that the whitening effects will last for a year from just one treatment.
It is reported that the ingredients used in the product are the same as that used by dentists. The Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips is reported to contain no sticky product, and when applied to the teeth for 30 minutes each day, will allow the wearer to drink water and talk as usual, with no discomfort.
The treatments works by removing surface stains, and whitens the teeth by deep cleaning, and protects the enamel from the stain buildup that occurs daily. There is also a 60 days guarantee that will allow a consumer to return the product, if not satisfied with the whitening results.
Ways to Find Special Deals, Coupon Codes, and Discounts for Crest Whitestrips
Promotional details for the Crest Whitestrips discounts are available at the company’s website. From there it is possible to receive as much as $10 in free products if a buyer pre-orders Whitestrips at either Amazon.com or at Drugstore.com and an addition $7 coupon discount is often offered off other Crest Whitestrips products, for only limited period and only restricted to one discount per household.