Express Whitening Pen
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The Pearly Whites Express Whitening Pen offers a convenient and easy to use, no mess, no fuss way to achieve or maintain a Hollywood smile. These teeth whitening pens contain our world famous, hugely popular 18% carbamide peroxide whitening formula in an easy to use applicator pen.
Simply paint the whitening formula onto your teeth, leave it for 10 minutes and you’ll have a Pearly White smile. It’s quick and easy to use with no need for whitening trays. The slimline design also makes it perfect for travel, allowing you to whiten when and where you like.
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WHY WE'RE THE BEST
Voted Australia’s most popular at home teeth whitening brand, Pearly Whites only uses the highest grade ingredients in our whitening gel, and we sell nothing other than premium quality products. We pride ourselves on our incredible results and love to see our customers’ rave reviews. Get a Pearly Whites Express Whitening Pen now and see the difference it makes to your own #pearlywhites.
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How does Teeth Whitening Work?
Dental whiteners come in a wide array of products, treatments, active ingredients and concentrations. But they all work in one of two ways depending on whether or not they contain hydrogen peroxide.
Peroxide based tooth bleaching products actually change the tooth's natural color by removing both intrinsic (deep) and extrinsic (surface) stains on the tooth's enamel. By using bleaching products you may be able to actually achieve a whiter smile than you originally had, bearing in mind that the final outcome depends on the concentration of peroxide and how badly discolored the teeth where to begin with.
Other dental whitening products can only remove extrinsic (surface) tooth staining by removing plaque build up, food particles, etc. They do this by physical action - such as brushing your teeth vigorously, or by a chemical action such as using a toothpaste that contains baking soda.
What Causes Tooth Discoloration and Stains?
- Extrinsic (surface) stains are caused by foods and beverages that are dark such as coffee, cola, red wine, blueberries and so on; by smoking and other tobacco products; and by the everyday wear and tear that we subject our teeth to. Extrinsic staining shows up on the teeth's surface and in most cases is easily removed by good dental hygiene, including daily brushing and regular dental prophylaxis appointments at the dentist. However, smokers and heavy coffee/wine drinkers may find they need more help to remove these surface stains. Teeth whitening is the obvious choice with its proven track record in helping to overcome surface staining and tooth discoloration.
- Intrinsic (deep) stains can be caused by a number of factors including (but not limited to) exposure to certain minerals and medications, aging, and from trauma. These deep stains cannot be removed by simply brushing and flossing or even visiting the dental hygienist. Intrinsic discoloration is difficult to combat, however dental bleaching can produce positive results with this type of tooth stain if given enough time and treatments.
Teeth Whitening Treatment Options & Costs
In-Office Bleaching generally offers the most powerful concentration of active ingredients, using gels that contain anywhere from 9-40% hydrogen peroxide (HP). If you visit a dentist that offers the highest levels of HP in their teeth whitening treatments it's possible that you'll get dramatic results, even on very stained teeth. An in-chair dental whitening appointment will cost anywhere from $200-$1500, with the national average being $650 per visit.
Take Home Products are available from the dentist, usually following an in-chair procedure. These are gels that contain a lower concentration of active ingredients than would be used during in-chair treatments and usually come with trays that the gel is placed in which then fit into your mouth. Take home kits are sometimes included in the cost of the in-chair whitening appointment but not always so check with the clinic. Typically, take away kits are to help you to maintain your white smile without needing a return trip to the dentist. Often there is little or no difference in the potency and effectiveness of a dentist dispensed take away kit over an OTC one other than the cost. Professionally dispensed take home kits cost between $100 to $400 each.
Over the Counter Products are those that are easily available online, at drugstores, supermarkets and beauty spas. Also known as OTC and retail teeth whitening products, these can be anything from your average baking soda infused whitening toothpastes and mouth rinses to peroxide free strips that whiten more effectively than pastes and rinses, to potent peroxide based whitening gel pens and gel kits such as the ones available from Pearly Whites. Costs vary widely due to the huge variety of options available.
Is Teeth Whitening Permanent?
While the effects can be long-lasting, the short answer is, unfortunately, "no".
The slightly longer answer is that because we subject our teeth to foods and drinks daily, and because thinning of the enamel (which then shows the yellowish color of the dentin underneath) is a natural by-product of aging, your teeth will eventually start to become discolored again over time. How long the effects of your treatment last will depend on the type of procedure you underwent, the color your teeth were before the treatment, your lifestyle, your age, your overall health, and any medications you're taking that might cause tooth staining.
The good news is that you don't have to pay huge sums to return to the dentist for in-chair treatments each time your no-longer-so-white smile needs a bit of a facelift. You can use at home maintenance products such as the Pearly Whites Express Whitening Pen for touch ups and use OTC kits like the Pearly Whites Professional Kit for more serious treatments.
Is Teeth Whitening Safe?
Dental whitening has been available for more than 20 years and are monitored by industry bodies such as the American Dental Association (ADA) and government bodies such as the FDA. Teeth whitening is generally considered to be safe for most adults with temporary sensitivity being the most commonly reported side effect.
There are some people, however, that should not undergo dental bleaching treatments or use peroxide based whiteners including children, pregnant and breastfeeding women, people who have braces, anyone with periodontal disease, exposed roots, exposed dentine, or other serious oral health issues. If you are unsure about your suitability for teeth whitening it's recommended that you visit a dentist to get a dental examination and a professional opinion.
About Tooth Enamel
Tooth enamel is the hard, white substance that covers the outer part of your tooth protecting the yellowish dentin underneath. Made up of tiny crystalline rods, it's designed to keep your teeth safe and protect them from the everyday wear and tear caused by eating, drinking and so on. When you chew food and drink beverages debris and stains slowly build up in the spaces between the enamel's crystalline rods as well as in the incredibly small cracks that appear in the enamel when you chew. Then as you get older the enamel starts to thin as it's worn down with use and this allows the yellow dentin underneath leaving your teeth less white than you might want.
Alternatives to Peroxide Based Dental Bleaching
Not all teeth whitening options use peroxide. The ones that do can be referred to as dental bleaching. Those that don't fall into the general umbrella of "teeth whitening" which also includes any product containing carbamide peroxide (CP) or hydrogen peroxide (HP) so it can get a bit confusing and it's important to read the labels in order to understand what you're putting in your mouth. Some people suffer from sensitive teeth and gums, others would rather steer clear of what some might call harsher active ingredients like peroxide, while some people simply prefer natural alternatives. There are any number of non-bleaching products on the market but a lot of them simply don't work as well or as quickly, especially on the more serious intrinsic (deep) tooth stains. If you'd rather not use a product that contains peroxide, but still want to seriously whiten your smile, you can try a product that is milder yet still delivers results like the Pearly Whites coconut and charcoal whitening strips.