Today we've had the privilege to meet Dr. Linda Brown, University of Sydney, Australia. She's a top researcher and developer in dentistry with more than 30 years of experience. Read Linda's interview on the process and benefits of teeth whitening.
Dr. Brown what's the main reason of teeth stains?
Teeth may be stained or discolored for a variety of reasons.
Extrinsic discoloration is when foods, beverages, or smoking habits stain your teeth. Coffee, tea, red wine, foods with dyes, and tobacco can contribute to this type of staining. These stains affect the outside of your teeth.
Intrinsic discoloration is from within the tooth. You may have intrinsic discoloration because of medication use, childhood illness, infection, tooth trauma, or aging.Intrinsic discoloration may need to be professionally bleached to get the same level, or better, of teeth whiteness.
How to remove teeth stains?
Fortunately, there are many treatment options for teeth stains. Keep your teeth healthy and looking great by maintaining a consistent oral health routine including twice-daily toothbrushing and daily flossing, twice-yearly visits to your dentist, and by limiting your consumption of teeth-staining beverages. Regular whitening maintenance will help keep them looking whiter and brighter. Regardless of the type of tooth discoloration you have, there are many safe, over-the-counter, teeth-whitening products available to help you makeover your discolored teeth into a beautiful white smile.
What is Sparkly Smile ?
Sparkly Smile is a Teeth Whitening Device that works by applying a special agent known to whiten stains on the teeth’s surface. To speed up this reaction, a blue LED light source is shone on the treated area in order to speed up the process. One aspect to understand though is the fact that LED light alone will not do anything to help whiten your teeth. It must be used with a whitening agent like,in this case, Hydrogen Peroxide.
Can you explain us what's Hydrogen Peroxide and is it Safe?
Hydrogen peroxide is the active ingredient in most of teeth whitening treatments, especially the most effective ones. Products containing peroxides, such as hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide, act as bleaching agents to change the color of the teeth. Peroxide can partially penetrate the layers of the teeth, removing compounds that cause discoloration. Many people worry that higher concentrations of peroxide may lead to more side effects, such as enamel breakdown and tooth sensitivity, but this is not always the case. Hydrogen Peroxide, is 100% safe if used in concentrations below 10% and in combination with other compounds, like in the case of Sparkly Smile's formula®
What makes Sparkly Smile so special compare to other regular whitening kit?
Well, looking at the results coming from our lab, it's clearly their Gel Formula®. The combination of HP combined with Hydroxyapatite, Chamomile, Aloe Vera, Pomegranade and Extract of Green Tea creates the perfect compound. We rarely see so much quality and consistency in a home treatment, this gel is the closest replica used by dentists in Professional teeth whitening. Also, the LED lighting coming with the device is something else. Talking about professional teeth whitening, the most practical accelerator is an LED lamp emitting cold blue light with a wavelength of around 465 nanometers. This wavelength of light is ideal for activating the hydrogen peroxide and accelerating the whitening process. Well, when it comes down to home treatments there is no device able to reach these numbers, however, Sparkly Smile is the best by far.
Dr. Brown would you recommend Sparkly Smile?
Absolutely! If you're looking for a home treatment, easy, inexpensive and non invasive Sparkly Smile is the right option for you.