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How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Updated: Dec 14, 2020

NOVON is the active ingredient in White Dental Beauty teeth whitening gels. So what is it and how does it work?

NOVON® is the active ingredient in White Dental whitening gels. It is a whitening compound containing Hydrogen Peroxide, urea and sodium tripolyphosphate which produces a pH jump into the alkaline pH range upon application. This''pH jump'' enhances the release of perhydroxyl ions for a faster whitening effect. White Dental Beauty gels are produced with a unique patented formula to achieve optimum results.These carefully selected ingredients minimise sensitivity, help keep the teeth hydrated and have a pleasant mint flavour that leaves your mouth feeling really fresh.

Book a consultation to discuss professionally whitening your teeth and to get the smile you have always dreamed of.

What strengths are available?

White Dental Beauty gels are available in four different strengths, which determines how long each gel should be worn for during each application. There are four strengths available: - 6% Hydrogen Peroxide: the strongest EU accepted gel, wear from as little as 30-90 minutes a day - 16% Carbamide Peroxide: high strength gel, wear from as little as 1-2 hours a day - 10% Carbamide Peroxide: the original strength for overnight gels, wear for 2-4 hours a day or overnight - 5% Carbamide Peroxide: a mild gel for people with sensitive teeth, wear for 2 hours per day or overnight. Higher strength gels often achieve results faster, whereas lower strengths reduce the risk of sensitivity. Most results will last a long time with good maintenance. Top ups can be used without fear of damaging the tooth.

Can patients with sensitive teeth whiten?

Whitening with Peroxide has often been a barrier for patients with sensitive teeth. With the help of NOVON®, White Dental Beauty offers these patients the ability to whiten their teeth using an extra mild formula containing 5% carbamide peroxide. Although the gel contains lower levels of peroxide, it can achieve the same results as a standard 10% carbamide peroxide gel. This means teeth are less exposed to the sensitivity issues higher concentrations can cause and means patients with sensitive teeth can whiten their teeth comfortably. A new three-component formulation for the efficient whitening of teeth (Carbamide Plus) Hyland et al Clinical Oral Invest (2015) Carbamide Plus is now known as NOVON® All White Dental Beauty gels carry a high water content to prevent dehydration of the tooth which is believed to help with sensitivity and provide consistent, reliable results.

Why use a professional treatment, not an 'over the internet' version?

Tooth whitening is the safest and most cost effective way of enhancing the appearance of teeth. It is the most requested dental procedure of patients between the ages of 18-60 years of age. Every smile is unique and therefore every treatment is customised to achieve the best possible results for you.

These professional materials are designed for use under dental supervision as part of a professional treatment. Your dentist will advise the best and most effective treatment for you.

For best results, how long must the gap between bleaching and bonding be?

As oxygen can stay present in the teeth for about a week, we recommend waiting around two weeks between tooth whitening and bonding. This way, you can ensure the bond is not compromised.

How do I store my White Dental Beauty kits correctly?

As they do not need to be stored in the fridge, we recommend keeping them at a temperature of between 2-24 degrees centigrade to ensure the best results. Each kit also has long shelf life of up to 24 months.

Do White Dental Beauty gels contain animal products and are they certified Kosher?

White Dental Beauty is certified Kosher. White Dental Beauty is Pareve non-Passover and therefore suitable for vegans.

Does White Dental Beauty contain p-phenylenediamine?

There's no P.P.D. in any of our products. This means you can comfortably whiten your teeth, despite any allergies to this chemical.

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