Kicking it off is the It’s Lit Overnight Whitening Wand, which is made up of simply 4 substances: alcohol, water, hydrogen peroxide, and acrylates/octylacrylamide copolymer. Sarah Winter, a board-certified dentist and founding father of Sarah Winter Dental in La Jolla, California, says that hydrogen peroxide has a “well-proven monitor document as a whitening ingredient, penetrating via the deeper layers of the enamel and breaking apart compounds that trigger discoloration.” And based on Kami Hoss, a board-certified dentist and CEO of The Super Dentists primarily based in San Diego, the acrylates/octylacrylamide copolymer is a film-forming and fixative agent that’s water resistant, so the hydrogen peroxide can keep on longer.
Nonetheless, each warning towards making use of greater than the really helpful dose (one to 2 clicks per 4 enamel) or leaving the system on for too lengthy, as which will end in tooth and gum sensitivity — and even long-term enamel harm. (Within the occasion of short-term irritation, Winter says a soothing vitamin E gel will come to the rescue.)
After two weeks of continued use, this no-frills remedy is meant to make your enamel look as much as three shades brigher. I just like the idea of a whitening wand however the formulation are normally so heavy that I can not go to sleep earlier than wiping it off. (Maybe that is simply me.) Nonetheless, this serum is so light-weight and barely noticeable, and the comb applicator by no means overdoes the dosage.
Suspanic tells me that the wand creates “a coating that permits for a sluggish launch and prolonged [overnight] publicity to the energetic ingredient, hydrogen peroxide.” Come morning, you will see some white “stains” in your enamel that you just simply take away together with your toothbrush. Over the previous two weeks, I’ve positively observed much less yellowing (did I point out I am an avid espresso drinker?), however you actually need to be constant over a span of three to 4 weeks (as Winter recommends) for the perfect outcomes — and, after all, sustain your common brushing and flossing habits.
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