Smile Star’s website tag line is ‘teeth whitening that works’. While there are very few testimonials, either on the site or around the web, its use of 35% carbamide peroxide as its active ingredient does promise to be very efficient, although it may also come with some safety concerns. A … [Read more...]
Hydrogen/Carbamide Peroxide Teeth Whitening Kits
Peroxide kits for home teeth whitening, utilising either hydrogen or carbamide peroxide, have been available for some years now and have proved themselves to be very effective, usually achieving results comparable to those obtained by going to a dentist for whitening treatment, but at much less cost.
Most peroxide-based teeth whitening kits use a bleaching gel formulation of carbamide peroxide, usually by placing it in a plastic mouth tray that fits over the teeth of one jaw at a time, bathing the teeth for a period of time each day for about two to three weeks in all. Some kits say that only 30 minutes exposure per day is necessary, but it is usually best to leave the gel in contact with the teeth for between 1-3 hours a day. This is not usually a problem, and some people leave the tray in overnight.
The strength of the gel can vary from about 10% to over 30% but dentists generally agree that 15-17% is the optimum for most people. A gel of higher than 20% strength is likely to provoke increased sensitivity of the teeth for a while in some cases, whilst a concentration of less than 10% is not really adequate.
Peroxide gel is generally agreed to be the best way to whiten teeth and is perfectly safe for home use providing it is used sensibly as per the instructions.
Top-Rated Peroxide-Based Kit
Currently our top rated peroxide-based kit (and highest rated kit overall) is Dr George's Dental White which uses an ideal concentration of 16% carbamide peroxide gel combined with mouldable trays, producing amazing whitening results comparable to dentist whitening with low levels of irritation. Dental White is safe, effective, easy-to-use, comes with a whopping 200ml of gel per kit and represents excellent value for money.
Pola Teeth Whitening by Australian company SDI offers dentist-only home teeth whitening products Poladay and Polanight. Poladay comes in three different strengths: 3%, 7.5% or 9.5% hydrogen peroxide. Polanight offers either 10%, 16% or 22% carbamide peroxide. (Remember that 1% hydrogen … [Read more...]
Californian dental lab Dentech offers this 35% Home Laser Teeth Whitening Kit, the strongest teeth whitening kit they have. It uses 35% carbamide peroxide gel (though the website seems a little reluctant to specify the exact ingredients) in a mouth tray kit that comes complete with LED ‘laser’ … [Read more...]
Bleachbright calls itself “America’s largest and most profitable teeth whitening company” and has been going since 2006. It offers a full range of teeth whitening products including kits, whitening pens and paint-on teeth whitening. Its Home Whitening System is a key part of the range and uses … [Read more...]
The Forgotten Health Teeth Whitening System ‘guarantees’ that your teeth will be more than 11 shades lighter in up to 10 days. The kits come with a bleaching gel that comprises 55% glycerine with 35% carbamide peroxide and 3% hydrogen peroxide mix, a potent mix. This whitening kit also comes … [Read more...]
NiteWhite ACP teeth whitening bleaching gel is a traditional peroxide whitening gel which allows you to whiten your teeth while you sleep, hence the name. It is intended to be supplied or recommended by your dentist and to be used in conjunction with a consultation with a dental professional. The … [Read more...]
The Dial A Smile Professional Whitening Kit from Whitening Lightning gets rid of messy trays or whitening strips. Instead the kit provides a gel that you can easily brush onto your teeth using the brush provided. The whitening action of this gel is encouraged by the use of a special LED light that … [Read more...]
Dr Collins All White Bleaching Kit is based around the well tried system of flexible mouth trays filled with a carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide based whitening gel. The procedure is known to be effective and straightforward. Advantages: The product uses a proven type of gel, but has … [Read more...]
Dental White®, created by renowned American dentist Dr George Madray, is the most effective, best value home whitening kit currently available and is our top-rated teeth whitening product. It combines the optimum concentration of bleaching agent with customised mouth trays to give efficient … [Read more...]
The NuWhite teeth whitening system has been around since 1999 and has gained a reputation as a safe and reliable way for anyone to whiten their teeth at home. The makers claim an improvement of up to 10 shades lighter in 2 weeks, which should be achievable, depending on the strength of gel you … [Read more...]