Creating pearly white smiles

January 18, 2018
Kristen Mott
Kristen Mott

Kristen Mott is the associate editor for Dental Products Report and Digital Esthetics.

Rounding up some of the best in-office and take-home teeth whitening solutions.

Teeth whitening has quickly become one of the most requested cosmetic dentistry procedures. A recent survey showed that 80 percent of Americans ages 18 to 49 want whiter teeth, and according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Americans spent more than $1.4 billion on over-the-counter tooth whitening products in 2016 alone.

Many people want to whiten their teeth to boost their self-confidence, make a positive first impression, or enhance their appearance for a big event like a wedding or job interview. Whether a patient desires teeth whitening to remove stains caused by food and drink, poor oral hygiene or tobacco use, there are plenty of in-office and take-home options to choose from.

Read more: The top 5 ways cosmetic dentistry can benefit your practice

Some formulas are designed to work in as little as a couple days, while others feature potassium nitrate or fluoride to minimize sensitivity. Many companies are also enhancing the fit and design of their whitening strips in order to keep them in place as well as improving the comfort of whitening trays.

Whether you’re looking to add a whitening system to your office or you want to be able to recommend the best at-home solution to your patients, take a look at some of the latest options on the following pages.

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SheerWhite! In-Office

With no retraction or soft tissue isolation necessary, SheerWhite! In-Office is reportedly an easy, one-minute professional teeth-whitening solution. Apply after a hygiene appointment by placing the strips over the patient’s teeth, then send the patient home with a SheerWhite! Take-Home Kit and instructions for removal 30 minutes later. The Comfort Fit technology is engineered to adapt to teeth and keep the whitening where it belongs. With its 20% hydrogen peroxide formulation, patients are said to have a pleasant whitening experience with less sensitivity and no effect on daily activities.

CAO Group, Inc.
877-877-9778  |  caogroup.com
 

Crest 3D White Whitening Therapy

Crest has expanded its 3D White product range with the new Crest 3D White Whitening Therapy collection. The collection is designed to close the gap between health and beauty and allow users to whiten and improve their health in one product. The two products, Enamel Care and Sensitivity Care, are engineered to whiten and nourish teeth to repair weakened enamel. Sensitivity Care also contains potassium nitrate to help soothe sensitivity pain.

Crest
800-492-7378  |  crest.com
 

 

BlanQuest Professional Whitening Treatment

The BlanQuest Professional Whitening Treatment is said to provide the most effective solution toward a brilliant white smile. Just one in-office procedure reportedly allows for three to eight shade improvements in only 45 minutes. The treatment is designed for attending dark, discolored teeth caused by dark food and/or drink intake, but also discolorations caused by pharmacological and traumatic factors. It is designed for use with any light-accelerated whitening system.

GloboDent
281-712-8764  |  globodent.com

Oral Essentials Whitening Strips

Unlike whitening strips that cause sensitivity over time by using harsh chemicals like hydrogen peroxide or baking soda, Oral Essentials Whitening Strips reportedly utilize a patent-pending formulation of coconut oil, lemon peel oil and sage oil to whiten teeth without sensitivity, combined with Dead Sea salt. The strips are said to be the first in the industry to be clinically tested for use on porcelain crowns, veneers and composite restorations. They are also reportedly the first on the market to boast a nontoxic certification.

Oral Essentials
888-773-5273  |  oralessentials.com
 

 

LumiSmile White Take-Home Whitening System

LumiSmile White’s proprietary formula is said to offer premium professional strength whitening for every smile. Whiten your patients’ smiles in one to two weeks with minimal sensitivity. Chose from 32%, 22% or 16% carbamide peroxide concentrations flavored with real peppermint oil. Non-fluoride options are also available. LumiSmile White reportedly features a long shelf life with no refrigeration required.

DenMat
800-433-6628  |  denmat.com

 

LumiSmile White In-Office Whitening System

DenMat’s LumiSmile White In-Office Whitening System is designed to whiten patients’ teeth in one single visit. Formulated with decades of experience in professional teeth whitening, LumiSmile White’s 25% hydrogen peroxide in-office system reportedly delivers the effective, safe and fast whitening patients want. No refrigeration is required and use of a light is optional. The in-office kits are also available with optional take-home syringes for continued patient touch ups.

DenMat
800-433-6628  |  denmat.com
 

 

Natural Elegance® Plus At-Home Whitening System

The Natural Elegance® Plus At-Home Whitening System is a carbamide peroxide tooth whitening system that contains potassium nitrate and fluoride. Made of a neutral pH, it reportedly reduces patient sensitivity and is kind to enamel. The water-based formulation is designed to keep teeth hydrated for reduced sensitivity. The fluoride is said to allow for anti-caries benefits, an increase in enamel microhardness and improvements to overall enamel health. Standard wear time is 30 to 45 minutes once a day for a week.

Henry Schein
800-DSCHEIN  |  henryschein.com

Natural Elegance® IO In-Office Whitening System

The Natural Elegance® IO In-Office Whitening System is a 36% hydrogen-peroxide formula that is designed to deliver excellent whitening in one 45-minute treatment. The chemically-activated formula requires no light. The formula also contains potassium nitrate and reduces sensitivity. The system is reportedly safe for enamel.

Henry Schein
800-DSCHEIN  |  henryschein.com

 

REMBRANDT 1 Week Whitening Kit

Obtain professional-level whitening results from the comfort of your home with the REMBRANDT 1 Week Whitening Kit. The kit reportedly packs two weeks’ worth of powerful whitening into just seven days. StayPut™ Whitening Strip technology is said to allow each strip to be custom-fit to each user’s smile.

REMBRANDT
800-548-3663  |  rembrandt.com
 

 

Reflection™ Take Home Whitening Kit

Coordinate your team’s look with this full-color, custom whitening kit that matches the personality and professional image of your office. The Reflection Advanced Tooth Whitening System is said to provide the dependable quality of a 10%, 22% and 35% carbamide peroxide bleach solution. The solution comes in a refreshing mint flavor, and the addition of potassium nitrate is designed to help reduce sensitivity. Patients will reportedly notice impression results in as little as three days.

SmartPractice
800-522-0800  |  smartpractice.com
 

 

iBrite 30% HP In-Office Whitening Kit

The iBrite 30% dual-barrel professional whitening gel is engineered to produce amazing results and requires no refrigeration. The dual-barrel system means no troublesome syringe-to-syringe mixing, while the unique proprietary formula reportedly features active calcium ions that promote remineralization. The mixed gel has a balanced pH value and includes potassium nitrate and fluoride to eliminate sensitivity. The kit is said to come with all the items needed to perform a complete whitening treatment.

Pac-Dent International
909-839-0888  |  pac-dent.com
 

iBrite Dual-Barrel Take-Home Whitening Gel

This take-home hydrogen peroxide-based tooth whitening system features the innovative iBrite tray silicone-based self-impression tooth tray. The gel is available in three hydrogen peroxide concentrations (6%, 9% and 12%) for various patient needs. The undiluted, purified H2O2 formula reportedly acts nearly four times faster than traditional carbamide peroxide whitening gels. Dramatic whitening results can reportedly be achieved in one to two weeks if used as instructed.

Pac-Dent International
909-839-0888  |  pac-dent.com
 

 

Super White Snap Packs

Created as an alternative to expensive dentist-office whitening and messy at-home options, this product is said to provide a whiter smile in just one week without strips or trays. Each single-use applicator contains a capsule of effective yet gentle whitening serum. The serum is applied morning and night, and after penetrating to whiten teeth inside and out without sensitivity, the serum dissolves cleanly away. The formula reportedly significantly whitens light- to moderately-stained teeth and visibly improves badly stained teeth.

GO SMILE
877-876-4537  |  gosmile.com
 

Sonic Blue Smart Brush

The innovative and patented GO SMILE Sonic Pro Teeth Whitening System reportedly features the only sonic toothbrush on the market that offers blue light technology. The blue light is said to be clinically proven to kill germs and bacteria on contact, and it activates GO SMILE’s teeth whitening gel to improve the health and appearance of smiles. The gel can be used with your favorite toothpaste, and it’s reportedly proven to whiten faster than comparable “brush to whiten” systems with virtually no sensitivity.

GO SMILE
877-876-4537  |  gosmile.com

 

 

Philips Zoom DayWhite and NiteWhite

Philips Zoom DayWhite and NiteWhite are at-home whitening treatments dispensed by dental professionals and designed around each patient’s specific needs. The whitening gel contains ACP (amorphous calcium phosphate), which, when used with peroxide, fluoride and potassium nitrate, reportedly leads to whiter teeth, reduced sensitivity and rebuilt enamel. Patients using NiteWhite are said to experience results after just one night of use, while the DayWhite formula is designed to whiten teeth in as little as two weeks .

Philips
800-203-3344  |  usa.philips.com
 

Opalescence® Boost

Opalescence® Boost  PF 40% is Ultradent’s chemically activated, powerful in-office whitening product. Syringe-to-syringe mixing is engineered to activate Opalescence Boost just prior to application, so it doesn’t require the use of a light for whitening. The activated 40% hydrogen peroxide gel is conveniently delivered via syringe for precise delivery. It contains potassium nitrate and fluoride to decrease sensitivity, and it is applied directly to the teeth via convenient syringe delivery for two 20-minute applications.Opalescence Boost is also reportedly easy to see, allowing for complete removal between applications.

Ultradent Products Inc.
800-552-5512  |  ultradent.com
 

Opalescence® Go

Opalescence® Go is said to provide powerful, professional whitening for the on-the-go-lifestyle. Opalescence Go comes in the innovative, ready-made UltraFit™ tray, provides molar-to-molar coverage, and reportedly adapts instantly and comfortably to the teeth for a better fit and improved whitening experience. The Opalescence Go 10% hydrogen peroxide gel is designed to allow for a 30- to 60-minute wear time with the delicious choices of mint, melon or peach flavors. The 15% hydrogen peroxide gel is available in mint flavor and allows for a 15- to 20-minute wear time.

Ultradent Products Inc.
800-552-5512  |  ultradent.com