The active ingredient in our gel that causes deep tooth bleaching is the active strength of carbamide peroxide. CP breaks down into hydrogen peroxide which generates oxygen in the enamel and dentin (outside layers of the tooth) to break up deposits that are in between the tooth structure.
Our teeth bleaching agent only acts on molecules that have discoloration and will differ depending on the strength of the teeth whitening kit and duration of contact with the teeth.
The strength of our bleaching agent is limited in order to ensure maximum whitening results while still maintaining total patient comfort.
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BLEACHING PROCEDURE: Brush and floss teeth. We recommend placing a small drop of gel per tooth in the frontal portion of the tray for the front 6-8 teeth (approximately 1/4 cc). This will be the teeth exposed when smiling. Others are more comfortable applying gel across the entire tray. The number of applications stated on the website applies to the small dot method.
Place trays in your mouth for approximately 30-45 minutes. Make sure you wipe away access gel that may be exposed to the gums outside of the tray. Repeat process daily until desired results are accomplished. In order to see results within 30 days, it is very important that you bleach your teeth at least once a day.
If you have any gum or tissue irritation, trim back the trays slightly with tiny scissors. If sensitivity continues, discontinue use for 2-4 days. Remove tray, rinse, and brush teeth. Clean the trays in cold water before and after each treatment.
Sensitivity can occur in 10-20% of patients by wearing the trays alone! (without gel)
Things to consider to avoid sensitivity issues:
1. Determine if the sensitivity is in the teeth or the gums. The symptoms are temporary and will subside in 1-3 days following discontinued use of the gel.
2. Make sure you are not overloading the mouth trays with tooth bleaching gel. This is the most common issue.
3. Special toothpaste like Sensodyne to help tooth sensitivity.
4. Reduce the treatment time (20-30 minutes) to control the problem.
5. Brushing your teeth with baking soda for 60 seconds has been shown to decrease tooth sensitivity issues.
Studies have shown that there is no apparent long term problems with tooth whitening and our formulations.
After applying the gel to the trays, place the laser light in your mouth and wait for the auto 10 minute shut off. Using the laser light with the carbamide peroxide gel will help speed up the whitening proccess by as much as 300%. Our 36% Pro Whitening Kit is recommended for users that want a professional whitening session done at home that is comparable to an in-office laser treatment. A typical laser treatment performed by a Dentist can cost around $500 - $1000 per treatment.
DO NOT USE IF:
Pregnant/nursing, poor dental health (decayed teeth, exposed roots, gum disease, wear braces, recent oral surgery, jaw problems). At-home treatments have risks involved and you should consult your dentist. Some people will experience reversible tooth sensitivity and gum irritation.
Sensitivity will disappear:
1. Within a few days after discontinuing use.
2. Decreasing the time you bleach your teeth.
3. Increasing the amount of time between bleaching sessions.