Written by Dentistry Today
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 18:03
PRODUCT FOCUS • At-Home Whitening •
Procter & Gamble
Crest Whitestrips Supreme provides custom tray-level whitening in the form of a strip. It contains 14% hydrogen peroxide—Procter & Gamble's highest concentration available in a professionally dispensed take-home whitening regimen—and can remove up to 20 years of stains in 21 days. The strip is preloaded so that patients receive a safe, consistent, and controlled dose every time. The slim design of the strip ensures that the dose comes in contact with teeth only, without increasing exposure to the gingiva. For more information, call (800) 543-2577.
Sold in more than 100 countries, NiteWhite ACP and DayWhite ACP are the only take-home whiteners that contain amorphous calcium phosphate. ACP reduces sensitivity, rebuilds enamel, reduces fadeback, and improves luster, thereby increasing patient comfort and satisfaction. It now comes in ecofriendly packaging. NiteWhite ACP is available in 10%, 16%, and 22% carbamide peroxide and the high-performance 6% hydrogen peroxide Turbo formula. DayWhite ACP is available in 7.5% and 9.5% hydrogen peroxide and 38% carbamide peroxide equivalent.
The Zoom! Whitening Pen is a great addition to the Zoom! line of whitening treatments. The proprietary formula is great for patients to keep their white smiles on the go. A convenient touch-up option between whitening treatments, the 5.25% hydrogen peroxide gel extrudes through a small brush that easily applies on to each tooth. Your patients will want one at home, at the office, and in their purse. Each kit contains one or 2 pens with 30 applications each.
Zoom!, the in-office whitening brand, is available in a convenient take-home option for your patients. Clinically proven to whiten an average of 6 shades in 3 nights, it delivers whiter smiles in less time. The 6% hydrogen peroxide gel provides all of the benefits of ACP, potassium nitrate, and fluoride, combining unparalleled sensitivity management with enhanced whitening results. With its hard case, patients will love it for easy travel.
Take home the power of BriteSmile whitening with Discus' complete family of products. BriteSmile To-Go Whitening Pens are a convenient way for your patients to keep their white smiles on the go. The easy-to-use, stylish pen applicator brushes a 5.25% hydrogen peroxide formula directly onto the tooth to touch up between whitening treatments wherever and whenever. Each pen lasts for approximately 15 days of whitening applications. It is available in a 3-pen pack or a single-pen pack.
GC TiON Take Home Whitening System was developed to maintain natural tooth translucency. The whitening gel contains desensitizing potassium nitrate and sodium fluoride with a pH of 6.4. Patients use GC TiON Take Home for 2 to 10 hours per day over a 7- to 10-day period. The GC TiON kit includes MI Paste with Recaldent (CPP-ACP), to help relieve sensitivity minimize shade relapse. For more information, visit gcamerica.com.
The Natural Elegance Plus Teeth Whitening Kit is a carbamide peroxide teeth-whitening system that rapidly removes internal tooth discolorations caused by congenital, systematic, pharmalogic, and traumatic factors. It contains fluoride for anticaries benefits, an increase in enamel microhardness, and overall improved enamel health. The water-based system maintains tooth hydration to reduce sensitivity. For more information, call (800) 372-4346.
Opalescence is a carbamide peroxide formula for superior tooth whitening. The sticky and viscous consistency prevents the gel from leaching when placed. Opalescence is combined with potassium nitrate and fluoride (PF) for patients with sensitivity. The PF formula also benefits patients in improving enamel microhardness and improving overall enamel health. The product is available in a variety of concentrations, flavors, and kit configurations, including unit-dose Opalescence Oh! For more information, call (800) 552-5512 or visit ultradent.com.
Evolve Dental Technologies
The KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching System guarantees you will agree that KöR is the most effective whitening system. Renowned for its ability to whiten even tetracycline-stained teeth, it provides predictable, permanent "wow" results for all of your patients. The unique desensitizing system, used in office and at home, instantaneously occludes dentinal tubules. Evolve offers whitening systems for every type of patient, and offers deeply discounted start-up kits. For more information, call (866) 763-7753 or visit korchallenge.com.
Sheer White! teeth-whitening films are easily applied, stay where placed, and whiten teeth fast. This proprietary product completely replaces custom trays and molds tight to the teeth to ensure complete contact of its 20% carbamide peroxide whitening gel to enamel, reducing patient sensitivity and preventing washout or leakage of gel. Sheer White! films allow your patients to speak clearly and enjoy hot or cold beverages. For more information, call (877) 236-4408 or visit caogroup.com/dental.
Premier Dental Products
Premier Dental's Perfecta Bravó take-home whitening contains a patented water-based formulation that hydrates teeth as they whiten to avoid sensitivity. The 9% hydrogen peroxide treatment has a wear time of 30 minutes, once per day. Without sensitivity, it is said to increase patient compliance and offer patients an improved professional tooth-whitening experience, in comparison to both over-the-counter and other take-home products. The results are lasting—at least 2 to 3 years for most patients.
Patented, clinically tested 14% hydrogen peroxide formula delivers proven whitening results with the shortest wear time. REV! is water-based to hydrate teeth as it whitens and to avoid thermal sensitivity. After removing trays, patients use REV! Finishing Rinse to remove residual gel, enhancing the whitening effect and refreshing the mouth with its cool mint flavor. It improves the patient's experience to ensure compliance. For more information, call (888) 670-6100 or visit premusa.com.
Liquid Smile is one of the first and only professional take-home whitening pens. At 12% hydrogen peroxide, it's a simple, pain-free alternative to in-office bleaching. It requires about one minute to apply, before bedtime, and it comes in 4 mild flavors, providing a complete treatment in just 14 nights. The application process is simple: brush your teeth, pat dry with a tissue, smile wide, apply a thin layer of the viscous gel on the surface of your teeth throughout your smile region, and keep your lips apart for about 30 seconds before bed. For more information, call (888) 954-7843.
The White & Brite Tooth Whitening System is available in 10%, 16%, 22%, and 30% carbamide peroxide strength kits. Deluxe kits, express kits, touch-up twin packs in various strengths and single syringe packages offer a wide array of professional options for tooth whitening needs. Additional benefits include 60- to 90-minute wear time, a simplified tray technique with no reservoirs required, a patient shade guide, and marketing materials. For more information, call (800) 634-2249 or visit the Web site 3mespe.com/preventative care.
While other systems require 30 minutes per day or more, LUMIBRITE Take-Home is proven to whiten smiles up to 9 shades with only 3 minutes of wear-time per day for 2 weeks. That's a total treatment time of only 42 minutes. LUMIBRITE can be relied on to deliver quick results without sensitivity. You can choose either 16%, 22%, or 32% concentrations in mint or fruit flavors. For more information, call (800) 445-0345.
NUPRO White Gold Tooth Take-Home Whiteners provide a number of options in hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide to suit the whitening needs of patients. Developed with clinician input, these formulas provide consistent and exceptional whitening results. NUPRO White Gold In-Office Whitener averages 6 shades whiter in 45 minutes. The Take-Home Whitener averages 5 shades whiter in 15 minutes per day for only 7 days, resulting in shorter total wear time than other brands of dentist-prescribed whiteners. For more information, call (800) 989-8826.
Vista Dental Products
The Fluorescent EXpress White is a powerful, new in-office whitening system. Containing a 35% hydrogen peroxide gel, it works fast to whiten patients' teeth in just one office visit. Fluorescent EXpress White is packaged as an easy-to-use (no mixing required), single-procedure kit that contains everything needed for immediate whitening. For whitening at-home, the original Fluorescent comes in convenient syringes that are easy for the patient to continue to apply at home. It is a clear viscous gel, and offered in either 16% or 22% carbamide peroxide formula. For more information, call (877) 418-4782.
SDI (North America)
Pola Day is presented in sophisticated cosmetic style packaging and is available in 3%, 7.5%, and 9.5% hydrogen peroxide. Together, with its pleasant spearmint flavor, Pola Day's neutral pH ensures the full power of the peroxide is released without jeopardizing patient comfort. The unique blend of soothers, conditioners, fluoride, and high water content reduces sensitivity and benefits the teeth.
Pola Day CP is a fast take-home tooth whitening system. With a wear time of just 15 minutes once or twice per day, patients will see changes immediately. Pola Day CP contains 35% carbamide peroxide. The neutral pH Pola Day CP gel has a high water content which prevents the teeth from becoming dehydrated. The natural soothers and conditioners contained in the gel further assist in minimizing sensitivity.
Pola Night is presented in sophisticated cosmetic-style packaging and is available in 10%, 16%, and 22% carbamide peroxide. Together, with its pleasant spearmint flavor, Pola Night's neutral pH ensures the full power of the peroxide is released without jeopardizing patient comfort. The unique blend of soothers, conditioners, fluoride, and high water content reduces sensitivity and benefits the teeth.
Pola Paint is a fluoride-releasing, mint-flavored, paint-on tooth-whitening gel. With Pola Paint, there is no need for trays to be made. Patients simply purchase a kit and do the work themselves. Patients can apply it whenever they wish, at any time during the day or night—no one will notice they have it on.
For more information, call (800) 228-5166 or visit sdi.com.au.
Life-Like Cosmetic Solutions
Life-Like has been developing tooth whitening products since 1990 and was the first to introduce 30% fast bleach with short 20- to 30-minute applications for at-home use. The exclusive Twist & Seal syringes are easy to use and prevent post application leakage that is so common with generic syringes. These products are not available to the general public via Web sales, thus promoting patients coming back to the dentist for professional whitening. For more information, call (800) 543-3545 or visit life-like.com.
You can offer your patients sparkling white results in as little as 3 days. Personalized kits contain everything patients need to safely whiten their teeth at home, including two bulk 5-mL syringes of mint-flavored (choice of 22% or 10%) carbamide peroxide solution, 2 reusable trays that require no heating, and a shade guide with complete patient instructions. Several distinctive designs are available or create your own. They are ideal for a new patient or referral reward. For more information, call (800) 522-0800 or visit smartpractice.com/whitening.
Venus White Pro is a high-performance, take-home whitening solution that can take a patient's smile up to 8.4 shades whiter with virtually no sensitivity. It is mint-flavored and available in 3 different options: 16%, 22%, and 35% carbamide peroxide strengths. Venus White Pro also contains potassium nitrate, which helps decrease sensitivity associated with bleaching. It is available in full patient kits, refill kits, and 50-syringe packs. To keep teeth their whitest, refill kits should be used for touch-up every 6 to 12 months. For more information, call (877) 258-5937 or visit heraeusdentalusa.com.
The LumaCool Whitening Pen is a silver-colored, twist-click pen that boasts a brush tip applicator/boxed, 2.5 mL, and 7.5% hydrogen peroxide. It includes a point-of-information flyer for your patient and allows your patients to maintain their white smile or lighten their teeth without having to take impressions. It uses no trays and no strips while on the go. It takes only seconds to apply, and it's easy to use anytime anywhere.
The StayBright Plus formulation has been used in dentistry for many years and is clinically proven to be safe and effective. Composed of 7.5% hydrogen peroxide, it provides a professional solution that eliminates the need for tray fabrication. The shelf life is 18 months. It's sold in a case of 6 individually boxed 1/2-oz bottles. It also includes a point of sale display case.
For more information, call (800) 400-2262 or visit luma-lite.com.
SPRAYWHITE PRO tooth-whitening system is the easiest and fastest take-home system available. Within a week of recommended use, you can see improvements that rival the most expensive in-office teeth-whitening systems. It delivers the strongest concentration of teeth whitener solution allowed, yet it's safe for almost everyone who wants or needs a bright smile. It is convenient and effective. For more information, call (800) 9000 WOW (900-0969).
Temrex Star White is the only complete 16% carbamide peroxide bleaching system that includes an interactive patient compliance program. The original kit is an attractive box containing 8 syringes of 16% CP, tray material, shade guide, a box for storing trays, dentist, and patient instructions and a Patient Compliance Kit. Star White is effective, proven to whiten teeth in several shades. For more information, call (800) 645-1226 or visit temrex.com.
NuvoraWhite is a new concept in teeth whitening, based upon Nuvora's patented Sustained Release Technology. It is a mint-flavored soft lozenge that slowly dissolves in the mouth while delivering carbamide peroxide to whiten the teeth, essential oils to kill bacteria, and zinc to freshen the breath. It is for everyone who wants the convenience and affordability of an anytime teeth whitener. There are no messy trays or strips involved. For more information, call (877) 419-2646.