Yes, teeth whitening is safe. When conducted properly, teeth whitening is an effective way to remove stains from your teeth and enhance your smile. In general, the most well-known dangers of teeth whitening include tooth sensitivity or gum irritation, which only lasts for a short period of time.
Yes, our products are safe for teeth and enamel. All of our products are made in USA in FDA approved facilities.
Exact instructions for each product are provided on the product page and come with your purchase. We recommend 7-10 days of consecutive use for best results. It's also important to take care of your teeth and to avoid staining foods such as coffee, tea, wine and soda when possible.
Teeth whitening results will vary from person to person, but most of our products last from 1-3 months. This also varies depending on the foods and drinks consumed. Daily consumption of coffee, wine, tea, soda or smoking will reduce your whitening results.
Our products are safe for caps, crowns and veneers, but will not necessarily whiten these dental restorations. We also do not recommend using our products on dental braces as whitening can be uneven, messy and uncomfortable.
People who use our products and follow the instructions rarely experience discomfort or tooth sensitivity. However, if sensitivity or discomfort does occur, we suggest with waiting 24 hours before using the products again and using less whitening gel. For those that do have tooth sensitivity and discomfort, please note that it is only temporary and does not require medical treatment.
Carbamide Peroxide requires longer wear time. All whitening gels eventually break down into water, oxygen, and the perhydroxyl anion. HP products begin this break down process immediately while the CP products have an added step in their break down process. CP first must break down into urea and H2O2. For this reason, HP products only require ½ hour of wear-time per treatment while CP products require 2-3 hours for complete breakdown.
Are Hydrogen Peroxide gels stronger or weaker, given that carbamide Peroxide gels are available in higher percentages?
Hydrogen Peroxide gels are stronger and more effective than equivalent strength carbamide Peroxide. Since the CP products initially break down into urea and H2O2 to be effective, a 10% CP product is equivalent to a 3% HP product. Rule of thumb: the listed percentage on a HP product is equivalent to a CP product with a listed percentage 3.3 times higher. 3% HP = 10% CP 6% HP = 20% CP 9% HP = 30% CP
Yes. Both types of gels are safe when used as directed. A 9% HP formulation, was tested with a 16% CP formulation to specifically evaluate this issue. When used correctly, it was proven there is no more pulpal or gingival sensitivity when using with a 16% CP. This is significant, considering the substantially higher percentage of active ingredient.