YOUR GUIDE TO PROFESSIONAL TEETH WHITENING
PROFESSIONAL TEETH WHITENING Everyone wants to have a beautiful white smile, and why not! Your smile is the focal point of your face and is the first thing that others notice. A beautiful white smile makes you look and feel more attractive, radiant and confident. Everyone remembers a beautiful white smile. The products in this guide have been developed by UK dentists and all comply with the Cosmetic Directive 2012 – they are safe, effective and available here at this dental practice. This guide has been compiled to help explain the different whitening treatments that are available to you so that you can make an informed choice on how to whiten your teeth. + TEETH WHITENING STRIPS + TEETH WHITENING GEL
+ SONIC WHITENING TOOTHBRUSH
+ NANO-SILVER WHITENING TOOTHBRUSH
+ SILVER PARTICLE WHITENING TOOTHPASTE
+ REMINERALISING WHITENING TOOTHPASTE
TEETH WHITENING EXPLAINED YOUR GUIDE TO ACHIEVING A WHITER SMILE. Essential steps before starting a course of teeth whitening: 1. 2. 3. 4.
A THOROUGH DENTAL EXAMINATION TO ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE A HEALTHY MOUTH AND ARE A SUITABLE CANDIDATE FOR TEETH WHITENING. REMOVAL OF DIETARY STAIN WITH A SCALE AND POLISH. FOR PARTICULARLY STUBBORN STAINS AN AIR POLISHER MAY BE USED. USE AN ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH COMBINED WITH A WHITENING TOOTHPASTE. TRY TO AVOID FOOD AND DRINK THAT STAIN YOUR TEETH AND DO NOT SMOKE.
If, after following the steps above you are still not happy with how white your teeth are, then professional teeth whitening is the answer. There are two main options; teeth whitening strips and tray whitening systems - or a combination of the two. Professional teeth whitening products contain peroxide which is an ingredient which physically whitens the colour of teeth by oxidising stains. There are no shortcuts to achieving a whiter smile. Staining on your teeth has built-up over many years and so the only way to safely and effectively lighten the shade of your teeth is to use a peroxide based product which gradually breaks the stains down. Whitening that is done slowly and steadily will also create longer-lasting results, especially when used with maintenance products such as whitening toothpastes and electric toothbrushes.
TO ACHIEVE A WHITER SMILE THERE ARE TWO MAIN OPTIONS: TEETH WHITENING STRIPS OR TEETH WHITENING GEL
TEETH WHITENING STRIPS
PROFESSIONAL WHITENING STRIPS WhiteWash Professional Teeth Whitening Strips are mouldable plastic strips containing the optimum amount of whitening gel to simply, safely and effectively, whiten your teeth. With a unique gentle whitening formula that helps to limit tooth sensitivity, these enamel-safe professional whitening strips are designed to follow the contour of your teeth, enabling you to safely and comfortably achieve whiter teeth by applying the strips for 60 plus minutes once a day for 14 days. If you are unsure about teeth whitening then strips can be an excellent way to try it with minimal financial commitment. Also if you have had whitening before then strips are perfect for a top up. The professional whitening strips are available in two strengths:
SENSITIVE FORMULATION 4% hydrogen peroxide. These strips are ideal if you have sensitive teeth. PREMIUM STRENGTH 6% hydrogen peroxide. These strips are stronger than the sensitive formula and are ideal for more effective whitening.
EACH STRIP HAS THE EXACT AMOUNT OF WHITENING GEL THAT YOU NEED TO PERFECTLY WHITEN YOUR TEETH. THE STRIPS MOULD EASILY TO THE SHAPE OF YOUR TEETH MAKING IT THE MOST COMFORTABLE FORM OF WHITENING TREATMENT AVAILABLE. OUR ADVANCED WHITENING FORMULA USES THE SAFEST DENTIST APPROVED INGREDIENTS TO HELP WHITEN YOUR TEETH. EACH BOX OF WHITENING STRIPS CONTAINS 28 APPLICATIONS – 14 UPPER STRIPS AND 14 LOWER STRIPS.
TEETH WHITENING STRIPS
TEETH WHITENING GEL
TEETH WHITENING GEL
PROFESSIONAL TRAY WHITENING Your dentist will make a custom-made whitening tray that will fit your teeth perfectly. The teeth whitening gel is then added to the whitening tray and this is then worn either during the day or throughout the night whilst you are asleep. The gel is more expensive than the teeth whitening strips but can be used for prolonged periods and is therefore suitable for people that have more severe discolouration. WhiteWash Professional Teeth Whitening Gel has been designed to help you conveniently achieve a white smile as easily as possible. There are two types of teeth whitening gel in three different strengths – your dentist will talk to you about the one that is most suitable for you.
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE TEETH WHITENING GEL
CARBAMIDE PEROXIDE TEETH WHITENING GEL
This gel is faster acting than the carbamide peroxide option and would be worn for 90 minutes during the day. This works really well for heavily stained teeth.
This gel works in a different way to hydrogen peroxide and the percentages should not be compared. This gel has slow release ingredients so can be worn for longer periods, usually overnight.
+ WITH DESENSITISING POTASSIUM NITRATE, REMINERALISING CALCIUM, FLUORIDE AND SOOTHING ALOE VERA + HIGH WATER CONTENT TO PREVENT TOOTH DEHYDRATION AND FADE-BACK + EXCELLENT VISCOSITY FOR EASE OF USE + NEUTRAL PH + 6% HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
+ WITH DESENSITISING POTASSIUM NITRATE AND FLUORIDE + HIGH WATER CONTENT TO PREVENT TOOTH DEHYDRATION AND FADE-BACK + EXCELLENT VISCOSITY FOR EASE OF USE + NEUTRAL PH + 10% OR 16% CARBAMIDE PEROXIDE
Syringes are available in single units or in a luxury box which contains four syringes and a case for whitening trays.
SONIC WHITENING TOOTHBRUSH
NANO-SILVER WHITENING TOOTHBRUSH
WhiteWash Sonic Whitening Toothbrush with advanced sonic technology provides a powerful cleaning action that thoroughly cleans teeth and helps to remove plaque. The sonic action also helps to brighten teeth by removing surface stains.
Use the WhiteWash anti-bacterial nano-silver whitening toothbrush together with our whitening toothpastes to help remove surface stains and restore teeth to their natural whiteness.
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+ NANO-SILVER PARTICLES HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE BRISTLES TO HELP PROVIDE AN ANTI-BACTERIAL EFFECT + SHORT BRISTLES HELP TO CLEAN BETWEEN TEETH + LONG BRISTLES TO HELP CLEAN TEETH & GUMS + ERGONOMIC HANDLE DESIGN + AVAILABLE IN 2 COLOUR OPTIONS
UP TO 40,000 BRUSH STROKES PER MINUTE 3 BRUSHING MODES: CLEAN / WHITEN / MASSAGE 2 MINUTE TIMER + 30 SECOND INTERVAL TIMER BASE CHARGING UNIT + BATTERY LIFE INDICATOR PREMIUM QUALITY DuPONT™ BRISTLES INCLUDES 3 BRUSH HEADS WITH UK PLUG ADAPTOR 1 YEAR WARRANTY
Whitening toothpaste can help to remove stains and restore teeth back to their natural whiteness. Your teeth naturally discolour as you eat and drink, even if you have had your teeth whitened. By using a whitening toothpaste you can keep your teeth whiter for longer. Our whitening toothpastes can also help remove plaque, protect against tartar and cavities and of course keep your teeth and gums clean and fresh.
REMINERALISING WHITENING TOOTHPASTE
SILVER PARTICLE WHITENING TOOTHPASTE
This toothpaste contains hydroxyapatite which is one of the building blocks of tooth enamel. It seals the dentinal tubules, the micro-pores that can be exposed on the tooth surface. This helps to prevent sensitivity and can also create a lustre on your teeth that can brighten their appearance. Together with the micro-polishers, which work to remove stains, your teeth will look lighter and brighter. The formula also contains flouride and xylitol to help prevent tooth decay. The end result is a preventative, remineralising and whitening toothpaste.
This toothpaste contains special micro-polishers that help to clean and brighten teeth. Uniquely, it also contains 99.9% pure silver particles. Silver gives a natural anti-bacterial element to the toothpaste. Fluoride is also an important ingredient that is added to the formula as well as the natural ingredients of green tea extract, vitamin E, aloe vera and grapefruit seed extract. This all comes together to give you an antibacterial toothpaste that not only helps to keep your teeth white but also leaves your mouth feeling fresh and clean.
I just love my white smile! After using the teeth whitening products my smile has lightened six shades. I use the toothpaste and sonic toothbrush everyday to give me that fresh, clean feeling.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
IS TEETH WHITENING SAFE? Yes it is. Teeth whitening is widely practised by dentists throughout the world and hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide are used to whiten teeth safely. Only qualified dentists are allowed to use and supply products with 0.1% 6% hydrogen peroxide (6% hydrogen peroxide approximately equates to 18% carbamide peroxide). Though the whitening strips and gel are non-harmful to the human body, it is advised that children under the age of 18, pregnant women, and those sensitive to hydrogen peroxide should not use them. Patients with teeth sensitive to cold, heat or acid, or those who suffer from oral ulceration should discuss this with their prescribing dentist before undergoing a course of whitening treatment. ARE TEETH WHITENING TREATMENTS AVAILABLE ELSEWHERE? A European Directive was brought into force in 2012 to protect patients from illegal whitening. It is now illegal for teeth whitening to be undertaken in beauty salons, hairdressers or similar places. HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS LAST? This depends on personal dietary and lifestyle habits such as smoking. Regardless of what whitening treatment you choose your teeth will not stay white forever – you will need to repeat the whitening again in the future because your teeth will gradually discolour over time. To help keep your teeth whiter for longer it is best to avoid smoking and consuming foods and drinks that stain your teeth e.g strong coloured foods, red wine, coffee etc. WILL I EXPERIENCE ANY SENSITIVITY? It is not uncommon to experience tooth sensitivity whilst whitening your teeth. This is temporary and NOT harmful. To alleviate symptoms it may be sensible to whiten your teeth on alternate days. The use of a sensitive toothpaste could also help. When purchasing your products you will have the opportunity to discuss this with your dentist who may give you an individual treatment plan for your whitening. WILL TEETH WHITENING AFFECT MY DENTAL WORK? Teeth whitening will ONLY whiten natural teeth; it will not affect caps, crowns, veneers, bridges, fillings or dentures. Do not use on loose teeth, temporary fillings or orthodontic appliances. Consult your dentist if you have any dental concerns. SO WHERE DO I START? It is best to discuss your individual needs with your dentist who can tailor a whitening treatment plan specifically to achieve your desired results. However, it’s usually best to start with the simplest most cost effective option first, so we suggest starting with teeth whitening strips and if you still desire a whiter smile then try the tray whitening system.
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