Is teeth whitening really safe?
Yes, years of dental whitening treatments by dental offices have proven
that teeth bleaching is safe. When directions for use are followed, home application is also, safe and effective. If problems such as teeth
sensitivity or gum irritations are experienced, the frequency of use should be reduced from every day to every other day.
Some people experience mild to moderate teeth sensitivity however, it normally subsides a day or so following
completion of treatment.
Is teeth whitening for anyone who wants whiter teeth?
Although the majority of people who want whiter teeth will have no problem at all,
there are certain conditions where teeth whitening is not recommended. The following is the
Cautionary Statement listed on the instructions, which accompany whitening gel and whitening kit orders:
"Bleach Pro Teeth Whitening Systems are intended for individuals with healthy teeth and gums.
Use whitening gel according to the instructions. Gel should not be used by individuals with periodontal
disease, braces, decayed teeth, open mouth sores or during pregnancy. You may experience
some mild sensitivity to teeth and gums, which normally subsides a day after treatment. If sensitivity persists,
reduce treatments to every other day and/or reduce the duration of each treatment. If increased discomfort occurs,
discontinue use and consult your dentist. Keep out of children's reach."
How does the bleaching treatment work?
A moldable dental "tray" or mouthpiece is submerged into hot water for approximately 5 seconds or until softened
and a bite impression is taken for fit. After shaping the trays for upper and lower teeth,
the whitening gel, which contains active ingredient Carbamide Peroxide, is applied to individual trays and
inserted into the mouth and over the teeth. One tray at a time is left in place for 20-30 minutes.
Extending treatment times for faster whitening may be alright if teeth are not over-sensitive. See basic illustration below.
Detailed instructions for molding dental trays and whitening gel use are supplied with all kits, whitening gel and dental tray purchases.
(Click to view instructions for use)
As the gel is activated, a slight tingling or bubbling sensation may be felt,
which is the oxidation process taking place. Basically, the Carbamide Peroxide based ingredients penetrate porous tooth enamel,"bleaching" away discolorations that are present as the result of certain food, drink or other staining substances.
Treatment should be done on upper and lower teeth each day or at the user's discretion until desired whitening is achieved.
Twice a day treatments may achieve faster whitening results if teeth and gum sensitivity is not apparent. However, the same degree of whitening may be realized over time by
whitening only twice weekely, for example.
What occurs during bleaching?
During the bleaching process, the active ingredient in the gel, Carbamide Peroxide, is broken down
and oxygen enters the tooth enamel bleaching embedded discolored substances (stains). The structure
of the tooth is not changed; only the tooth enamel becomes a lighter and whiter shade. Fillings, crowns,
bridges and bondings, etc. are not affected.
Tooth whitening is long lasting but not permanent. A touch-up maybe needed every few years or more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.
Reasons for Teeth Whitening:
Normal wear and yellowing of outer tooth layer as you age.
Stained teeth due to prolonged exposure to certain foods, food colorings, drinks such as coffee, wine, tea.
Yellow, brown stained teeth from tobacco use.
Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
How many treatments can be expected in a single 3ml syringe?
The approximate estimate is 8-10 individual dental tray treatments per 3ml syringe. The actual number of treatments depends largely upon
the amount of gel applied by the user. When dental trays are properly formed, only a small amount of whitening gel is required for
even distribution over teeth surfaces.
What is Carbamide Peroxide?
Carbamide Peroxide is the primary active ingredient or bleaching agent in the professional whitening gel.
It is essentially a variation of Hydrogen Peroxide and combined with the unique adherence properties of
the specially formulated gel, it provides the chemical reaction required to safely whiten your teeth. The Clinical
Pharmacology Classification of Carbamide Peroxide states that there are "No significant
interactions", although some teeth sensitivity or minor gum irritation may be experienced, which normally subsides
a day or so after completion of treatment.
List of Ingredients in Bleach Pro Whitening Gel:
Carbamide Peroxide 22% or 35%, Carbopol, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Trielthanolomine, Mint Flavoring.
How long will it take until my teeth are whiter?
Whitening results often become apparent during the first few treatments, but typically, a very noticeable whitening
effect becomes evident after about 4-8 treatments. Teeth will continue to whiten with each successive treatment
until desired results are achieved.
How long do results last?
most people, the results are long lasting. Exposure to coffees, teas, tobacco, red wines and certain other stain producing
substances will eventually darken teeth again over time. After initial treatment, some people do touch-ups every
6-8 months based on the amount of stain producing substances that they are exposed to. The Bleach Pro Teeth Whitening System is not a "supermarket" type whitening kit and is considerably stronger than most "As Seen On TV" type kits.
The active ingredient in the whitening gel,
Carbamide Peroxide is in professional dental office strength (22% or 35%).
Why choose Bleach Pro over a dentist's bleaching treatment?
Bleach Pro's whitening gel was developed by a
Doctor of Cosmetic Dentistry for fast whitening action and long lasting results. The unique formula is pH balanced with high adhesion qualities designed to stay on tooth surface.
The same whitening gel is dispensed by dental offices worldwide. From the
moldable trays to the gel containing active ingredient Carbamide Peroxide to the at-home procedures, the
treatment is essentially what a professional dentist would prescribe. The difference is what you pay!
Bleach Pro is able to provide bleaching kits through direct manufacturing and offer the same treatment that dentists use at
substantially lower cost. Dental offices apply huge product mark-ups to cover their overhead; facilities, equipment,
staff, time, administration, etc. Why pay more for the same thing?
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