I decided to do this review and article on teeth whitening because I know a lot about the subject. I thought it would be beneficial to people that are unsure about teeth whitening or would like to know how it works. In particular I will be referring to a product called glisten white because I recommend it for home whitening and it is a good example of a gel.
The main reason why people want to whiten their teeth is because they are stained from their lifestyle such as drinking coffee and smoking etc. Teeth whitening can be extremely expensive and can have side effects so it is important to choose the right method. The best method for the home user in my opinion is a home tooth whitening kit. Home tooth whitening kits such as glisten white pretty much work the same way that is applied in the dentist. They both use a peroxide compound which “bleaches” the teeth.
The glisten white gel contains carbamide peroxide. The carbamide peroxide is the main ingredient which is used to whiten teeth. Carbamide peroxide basically “bleaches” teeth. The active ingredient is hydrogen peroxide, which acts as an oxidizing agent which is utilized to lighten the shade of the tooth. The oxidizing agent penetrates the porosities in the rod-like crystal structure of enamel and oxidizes interprismatic stain deposits; over a period of time, the dentin layer, lying underneath the enamel, is also bleached.
The main difference between teeth whitening by a dentist and using glisten white is the price. Teeth whitening by a dentist will cost around £300 whereas a glisten white kit costs £20 and is just as a effective. Glisten white works by wearing mouth trays with the gel in place. After a while of wearing them the gel takes affect and whitens teeth.
There are some side affects to teeth whitening which happens after long periods of use such as sensitive teeth. If the glisten white is used correctly though you will get results within two weeks and there has been a high success rate in clinical testing within other dentistrys.
If you are looking to whiten your teeth I do highly recommend glisten white because it is cheap and just as affective as other more expensive treatments. I hope this review and article on teeth whitening has helped.