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who use only the most cutting-edge Teeth Whitening Products
ATTENTION: This is SmileLABS Authorized teeth whitening 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 and you take your gel pen home with you and then bring it back for your next scheduled appointment! Keep refrigerated.
** For your safety, we do not keep any open product on-site. You should ALWAYS use your SMILE LABS gel pen to apply the product. Do not accept anything less.
Is it easy to apply: Yes!
Applia-Brush™ and Teeth Whitening Gel
This is very simple. First, the customer places a mouth prop and cheek retractor in his/her mouth while observing themselves in a mirror. Second, using our new, patented Applia-Brush™ gel applicator, the customer easily brushes the 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. Our teeth whitening gel utilizes peroxide-based chemistry, specifically called Hydrogen Peroxide. The teeth whitening gel is 10-16% 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 is important because that is what prevents sensitivity.
FAQ: Questions & Answers
Is this whitening treatment for everyone?
This treatment delivers exceptional results to people whose teeth have been stained by smoking or by substances like coffee, tea, or cola drinks. However pregnant women, children under the age of 18, and customers with periodontal disease are discouraged from undergoing this procedure. We are not a dental practice. We will not give any medical advice.
How white could my teeth get?
Tests show that, after our treatment, teeth score from 2 -8 shades lighter on the teeth shade scale and are visibly whiter. Individual results will depend on how discolored the teeth were originally, however the end result will be whiter, shinier teeth.
How long will the whitening last?
This varies from person to person and depends on your diet, but the effects should usually last for a year or more. We offer follow-up treatments for $69, which most people do every 6 months, or for those who want to get, keep, and maintain the brightest, whitest smile possible, we recommend our Multi-Session Treatment or our Sweet 16 Treatment. Ask your dealer about those two options.
Is it safe?
Yes, scientific studies have shown that using Peroxide to whiten teeth is both very effective and very safe. The dental industry has used it in teeth whitening for over twenty years. It does not change or damage the structure of teeth; it merely makes teeth whiter and brighter. In fact, peroxide compounds have been safely used in various cosmetic procedures for many years. There is a significant amount of clinical data particularly in strong support of a neutral pH, peroxide-based system.
The two main categories of Teeth Whitening Systems:
1. Chairside Instant Power Bleaching:
Light technology is referred to as photo-polymerization and was first approved by the FDA for teeth whitening in 1996. Application of a high concentration of hydrogen peroxide-based gel is applied to the tooth for 15-20 minute intervals. The LED light system works as a timer and spotlight so the client can see the gel is correctly applied to their teeth. This provides more effective results.
There are concerns associated with some accelerator lights, like those used in the Zoom!™ process common at dental offices, generating heat and the possible adverse sensitivity effect it may have on the teeth. That is why we use only cold LED blue light technology.
The primary benefit of chair-side whitening is that the process may take only one visit, and the results can be dramatic and almost immediate. In the past, a main disadvantage was cost. Dental office chair-side whitening usually costs between $400-$1,200. Our chair-side treatments cost between $79 and $199, which is a significant savings over having the procedure done by a dentist.
2. Over-The-Counter or At-Home Teeth Whitening
Dentist-Fabricated Custom Trays:
Custom-fitted trays are made by first making impressions of both upper and lower teeth by using silicone. A stone model I produced from the impression, and on the stone model, thin plastic custom trays are vacuum-formed, removed, and trimmed before they are given to the customer along with some weak gel to be used athome. Treatment times are usually nightly use overnight while sleeping for a period of 30 days. The cost is usually about $400-$500 for dentist-fabricated custom trays. So, the downsides to this type of treatment are expense and long treatment time. Our chairside treatment is just as or more effective than custom trays, and is much less expensive and is almost instantaneous.
Whitening strips are probably the most common in-store systems used. To create a more affordable approach to whitening with a simple delivery system, these strips were first introduced in 2000. Major manufacturers are offering strip systems varying in concentration of carbamide peroxide from 3 to 10 percent. The cost for whitening strip systems range from $25 to $200 and can easily be found in most grocery and drug stores. At one time, Whitening Strips were the only alternative option available to consumers. Disadvantages of the strip system include the fact that the strips slide around easily and can produce uneven whitening or increased gum irritation. Strips can also be messy during application and removal. One of the newest systems has a dissolving effect that can leave a sticky residue and unpleasant taste. Treatments can takes up to a month. Often times they just don't work.
Touch-Up Pens are currently produced in a stylish pen-like product. Their primary benefits are ease and convenience. However, they do not effectively whiten teeth, but they can help maintain teeth at their current level of whiteness; hence the name Touch-Up Pen. The disadvantage of this system is the short period of time the whitening agent is in contact with the tooth. It is also difficult to isolate the teeth from the lips and tissues so they tend to dilute the whitening agent, negating its effectiveness. However, these are for on-the-go and quick use and therefore we feel there is a need for Touch-Up Pens. This should be viewed as a maintenance method and not an alternative to chairside whitening utilizing light technology coupled with high concentration hydrogen peroxide-based gel.
There are two types of over-the-counter tray systems. The first of these would be best described as pre-formed strips. These trays have the look and feel like strips that fit over the front of the teeth and wrap around onto the inside surface. These trays are pre-filled with a thin coating of a hydrogen peroxide-based gel. The cost is comparable to whitening strips. These are more secure than whitening strips and providemore control with placement. Our chairside treatment is just as economical and much more effective with the assistance of light technology and hydrogen peroxide, all in a fraction of the time needed to use over-the-counter take home trays.
Another over-the-counter tray-type whitening is referred to as a boil and bite system. These trays are softened by warm water and attempt to duplicate the dentist's custom take home tray system. The main disadvantages are an uneven fit, which can lead to uneven whitening and even gum irritation. Again, our chairside treatment is just as economical and much more effective with the assistance of light technology and hydrogen peroxide.
Factors influencing the whitening process:
A primary reason results vary significantly is because many factors influence the whitening process. Some can be controlled and some cannot. Plus, people's genetics, life-styles and even the integrity of the various systems may vary.
That being said, there are many factors that contribute to a difference in whitening results. The color of the teeth at the prior to beginning whitening is a big factor in how white they will become after whitening. Teeth that are yellow respond to whitening better than teeth that tend towards gray or brown.
Teeth that tend to appear gray may have been affected by exposure to certain antibiotics. The most commonly seen antibiotic staining comes from the use of tetracycline at a very young age. Brown discolorations are often seen that are associated with the excessive intake of fluoride by persons when they were at a very young age. Fluorosis staining may also create an appearance of mottling or a blotchy look to the enamel. Cosmetic teeth whitening cannot help persons with either tetracycline staining or fluorosis. These people need to see their dentist for treatments to cover up the stained enamel.
Due to heredity, there is a whitening potential level each individual has, beyond which, their teeth cannot be whitened further. The best results are achieved if your teeth are thoroughly brushed and clean prior to your whitening experience. Also, to a certain extent, the higher the concentration of the peroxide in the whitening gel, the whiter the teeth will become after treatment is over. However, a higher concentration of the whitening agent in the gel can also lead to greater incidence of post-treatment sensitivity. Over-the-counter systems have a much lower whitening agent concentration, so it takes much longer and may require morefrequent touch-up.
The amount of time that the whitening agent is in direct contact with the tooth surface also affects the final whiteness. Each system requires a different time line and should be followed accordingly. The key is to maintain direct contact with the tooth to provide even whitening results. Our treatments take just 15-20 minutes, resulting in optimal whiteness with minimal-to-no tooth sensitivity or soft tissue irritation.
Oral habits play a major role in the whitening process. Smoking and chewing tobacco adds dark brown stain to enamel very rapidly. Any foods or drinks that are dark in color such as tea, coffee, sodas, wine, grape juice, chocolate, orange juice will cause staining. Beware of oral home care products that contain alcohol and dyes/colors or may be high in abrasion or acidity. Maintaining good oral hygiene will keep your smile looking brighter longer