Even if you brush, floss and make regular visits to a dentist, various factors like the food you eat or the drinks you drink can still cause some teeth discolorations. Fortunately though, nowadays, there are great teeth whitening and bleaching options on the market today.
With our custom made trays, you can control the amount of gel for each session and achieve the optimal amount to fully cover your teeth and wipe off any excess that may protrude from the tray and keep your gums from becoming irritated. Since the trays are custom molded to your teeth, there will be no curved areas that are missed, regardless of how straight or crooked some of your teeth are. Custom is always better!
As the name suggests, tooth whitening is the removal of stains and discolorations that built up on the enamel of your teeth over time. The construction of our teeth includes an outer layer of enamel, and beneath the enamel is called dentin. The enamel is a thin protective layer and often a much lighter color, but dentin is typically darker and makes up the majority of the tooth. Many of the foods and beverages we love are responsible for the discoloration of the enamel. Tobacco, tea, brown sodas, coffee and other foods and beverages cause discoloration of the enamel. As we age, the enamel on our teeth thins and allows the darker color of the dentin to emerge, making teeth look darker as well. Luckily, our teeth whitening kit removes stains and discoloration on your enamel to bring back that beautiful smile!
The short answer is, the results are nowhere near as impressive as custom trays.
Many people look at the price of products like Crest Whitestrips and are tempted to try them as a cheap teeth whitening option. Whitening strips are constructed of small pieces of a thin and flexible plastic called polyethylene. The inside of these thin strips are coated with a layer of whitening gel that contains carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. Another downside of the whitening strips is that the gel can irritate the gums since they overlap beyond the teeth.
This will vary with your diet and consumption of foods and beverages that cause more staining. If you eat a lot of foods that stain or have a steady coffee habit, touch-ups may be necessary every 3 months to maintain your desired level of bright whites. If you tend to avoid foods and beverages that are responsible for staining teeth, then you may only need to touch up your smile every 12-18 months. Either way, teeth whitening is not permanent, but your reusable Sentinel Mouth Trays will be ready for another round when you need it!
These are Sentinel’s Teeth Whitening Tips for maintaining your newly whitened teeth:
Teeth whitening is safe, but some individuals can experience mild side effects. The two most common side effects are tooth sensitivity and mild irritation of the gums. In the early stages of the bleaching treatment is when tooth sensitivity is most likely to occur. Irritation of the gums, while less common, generally occurs from an ill-fitting mouth tray. In either instance, these issues should go away in 1-3 days after you’ve completed the treatments. If you are experiencing sensitivity, there are a few things to try before giving up on the treatment though. Shorter Duration: Try wearing your mouth trays for a shorter amount of time, like two 30-minute sessions instead of two 60 minute sessions. Take A Break: Give your teeth a 2-3 day break from the treatment to allow them to adjust to the whitening process and then try again. Toothpaste: Try using a toothpaste made for sensitive teeth.
No. Dental insurance does not typically cost the cost of the tooth whitening procedure.
Studies of whitening products using 22% carbamide peroxide showed little to no effect on the hardness or mineral content of a tooth’s enamel surface. The truth is, the peroxide infiltrates the enamel and dentin to interact with the stain molecules themselves and brighten up those teeth.
No, 22% carbamide peroxide is safe to use with existing restorations such as tooth-colored fillings, crowns, bonding, veneers, and bridges. However, these will restorative pieces will not lighten and so it is possible to lighten your teeth beyond your existing restoration pieces. If you have veneers or others, we recommend stopping your whitening treatment when they match up to avoid variances in shade between your teeth.
Yes, our teeth whitening gel is considered a medium strength gel with 22% carbamide peroxide and is ideal for sensitive mouths. Our product also contains Amorphous Calcium Phosphate with Potassium Nitrate and Fluoride enhancing whitening results while minimizing sensitivity and protects enamel.
We’ve tested several different formulas on the market today and Zoom NiteWhite ACP 22% is a popular at-home tooth whitening gel and one we’re most comfortable with its medium-strength. NiteWhite ACP 22% is a clinical-grade tooth whitening gel of 22% carbamide peroxide and is a more desirable formula for sensitive teeth than the 32%-35% products you see advertised elsewhere. The manufacturer also combines amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP) with potassium nitrate and fluoride, which provides enhanced whitening without increased sensitivity. This ACP formulation is clinically proven to rebuild enamel, reduce tooth sensitivity by 30% and adds luster by re-mineralizing teeth. The NiteWhite ACP 22% is approved and accepted by the American Dental Association. Each shipment includes three 2.4 mL syringes of 22%-strength gel and three application tips. NiteWhite products come in double-barreled syringes. Each barrel houses a separate bleaching agent. Special syringe mixing tips activate these ingredients by blending them upon application to your tooth whitening trays. This keeps the gel fresh for approximately 12 months, according to the manufacturer
We have taken all the efforts to streamline the process of ordering your new custom fit mouth guard. This includes prepaying all the shipping.
We ship to you a kit with everything you need from the molding trays and putty, to the prepaid packaging the return it to us.
After we receive your dental impression, we get right to work crafting a stone mold of your teeth. Once we have a stone casting of your teeth and gum line we craft a perfect mouth guard to fit your mouth. Guaranteed.
Try it out! If you’re not satisfied, you can always return the Mouthguard within 90 days for a full refund. Our commitment to you is 100% satisfaction. We stand behind our products and will provide you with nothing less than our personal best from our long-standing team. We guarantee you will love your Sentinel Mouth Guard product. If you are dissatisfied with your product for any reason, you can either contact Sentinel within 90 days for a full refund or opt to continue working with us until you get a great fitting guard.