The teeth whitening process is very simple. First, the customer will wipe their teeth will a fresh teeth cleansing product provided. Then customer applies a small amount of vitamin E as a barrier to their gum lines. Next, places a cheek retractor in his/her mouth while observing themselves in a mirror. Using our gel applicator, the customer easily brushes the photosensitive whitening gel onto the outer surfaces of the teeth. This means the gel is only applied to the teeth and not to the gums, which avoids teeth sensitivity and gum irritation. The Professional teeth whitening gel product, along with being FDA approved, is 16% Hydrogen Peroxide in a viscous water-based food-grade gel. This means that the whitening gel hydrates the teeth throughout the whitening procedure. Hydration of the teeth will help in preventing sensitivity.
Teeth Whitening Facts and Myths
Potential teeth whitening customers want to know: What system produces the whitest smile for the money? How much will that great smile cost? How much time will it take? And, how much of a hassle is it? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate teeth whiteners, so, where does this leave the consumer? Most people hesitate or hold off on pursuing their beautiful white smile due to the worry of wasting time and money.
Teeth Whitening Gel
The teeth whitening gel is a FDA approved product. Simply Bright is an authorized dealer for this amazing Professional gel pen. It is photo-sensitive and specifically formulated with a special blend of active ingredients to deliver the maximum whitening results in the shortest amount of time.
It is self applied in the pen packaging provided by the company. If you have taken a gel pen home with you, keep it refrigerated and bring it back for your next scheduled appointment.
The Types of Peroxide
The two types of peroxide compounds are hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide. Take home over-the-counter whitening systems use carbamide peroxide. In-office whitening that use an accelerator light should use only hydrogen peroxide, because carbamide peroxide does not react to light energy. We use only hydrogen peroxide for our chair-side light-assisted whitening procedure.
Is it easy to apply? YES!
Professional whitening is best performed with light technology. Light technology is referred to as photo-polymerization and was first approved by the FDA for teeth whitening in 1996. The Infinity™ Pro SL is a LED lamp that uses a cold blue light tuned to a wavelength of 480-500 nanometers. The light technology system works by accelerating the chemical reaction, rapidly speeding up the treatment time of our teeth whitening gel.
The Science Behind Teeth Whitening
We use peroxide-based chemistry. Peroxide compounds are able to whiten teeth through a process called oxidation. Peroxide has the ability to penetrate slightly the inner aspect of the enamel within a matter of only a few minutes after application where there are complex organic molecules within the tooth that reflect a specific wavelength of light and are responsible for the color.