If you have been thinking about how much you would enjoy having a brither and whiter smile, then you have good reason to pay attention to mention of a teeth whitening special. How should you go about evaluating the amount of satisfaction you could expect to receive from following up on that advertised teeth whitening special?
First, you would need to obtain details about the exact ingredients in those “special” products. Look for mention of the words “carbamide peroxide.” In order to be effective a product that is supposed to create whiter incisors and molars must contain that chemical.
Carbamide peroxide combines with the stains on the food grinding elements in the mouth. As the carbamide peroxide breaks down, it reacts with oxygen in the air. That reaction produces a white color, and thus insures creation of a white smile.
That explains the basic chemistry behind all teeth whitening special offers. However, like any chemical reaction, that desired reaction must have the proper set of tools in place, in order to occur as promised. The most important of those “tools” is a mold, a mold that copies the shape of the jaw and gums.
The creation of a whiter and brighter smile calls for contact between the teeth and a special gel. That gel needs to go into a mold. That mold must then fit onto the calcium “grinders” in the mouth. A patient can wear a mold for as long or short a period as he or she desires. The longer the mold remains on the teeth, the faster those “yellow grinders” will whiten.
Now no patient should think about remaining at home for several days while wearing a mold, a mold that contains whitening gel. Anyone eager for a whiter smile should schedule a regular time each day for wearing a gel filled mold. The repeated contact between the teeth and the gel should result in creation of a white smile.
One final word of warning: Beware of products that contain glyerin. They can damage the gums.