What is Day White®?
Day White® offers an excellent alternative for people who would like to have a whiter smile, but cannot tolerate wearing strips or whitening trays all night long. Day White® is a take-home whitening treatment that is designed for use during daytime hours. The Day White® bleaching process takes one hour per day over several days, and is substantially less expensive than some in-office alternatives.
Day White® is a user-friendly home treatment. The kit contains whitening gel, a patented syringe, and special whitening trays. There is nothing complicated, messy or time-consuming about applying Day White® and it can whiten the teeth by as many as fourteen shades in as few as 10-14 days.
Tooth lightening is ideal for patients who have healthy, unrestored teeth and would like to have a whiter, brighter smile.
How does Day White® work?
Day White® uses proven technology to remove organic stains on the teeth, and to whiten yellowing dentin and enamel. Day White® comes in several flavors and was created with the wearer in mind.
Dr. Atkins will make custom trays from impressions he takes of your upper and lower teeth. Then when you’re at home, apply the whitening gel into the trays, and wear the trays for ½ hour twice a day.
Here are some advantages of the Day White® System:
Lower active ingredient concentration (means reduced sensitivity)
Pleasant flavors in a viscous gel
Teeth whitened by as many as 14 shades
Two half-hour treatments a day
Unchanged structure of teeth (no drilling, veneers, crowns, etc.)
What are the main considerations before using Day White®?
Day White® should only be applied to healthy teeth. Patients who have tooth decay or gum disease need to have these conditions treated prior to applying the Day White® gel. Day White® may not remove inorganic or deep stains, so it is important to consult with Dr. Atkins to ensure that your expectations are realistic, taking into consideration the current condition of the teeth.
Research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth with carbamide peroxide and/or hydrogen peroxide under the supervision of a dentist is safe for healthy teeth and gums. In fact, many dentists consider this whitening process the safest cosmetic procedure available today.
Here are some important points about using Day White®:
Consult the dentist before ordering refills.
Once the gel is on the teeth, do not smoke, eat or drink.
Pregnant and lactating women should not use tooth-whitening products.
How should Day White® be used?
Day White® is a healthy way to whiten teeth. The combination of hydrogen peroxide and Amorphous Calcium Phosphate (ACP) enables any imperfections in the surface of the teeth to be filled while the bleaching is underway.
Day White® is available in two low concentrations (7.5% and 9.5%). Dr. Atkins and you will decide which is the best concentration for your teeth. Each syringe is filled with enough gel to treat the teeth twice daily, so the results are under your control.
To use Day White®, load the gel into your custom-made trays and apply the upper and lower trays to your teeth for up to 30 minutes twice daily. When the desired time expires, remove the trays and rinse your mouth. Be sure to thoroughly cleanse the trays after every application.
Whitening will occur gradually over the course of the Day White® treatment, and the result will be a gorgeous, white smile.
If you have any questions about Day White®, please ask Dr. Atkins.