How Teeth Whitening Works

When it comes to teeth whitening, your teeth have two basic elements.

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The two basic elements.

  1. The Dentin is the actual ‘tooth-bone’ that gives your teeth their natural white-ivory colour
  2. The Enamel is a clear, ‘glass-like’ protein layer’ that ‘clothes’ the tooth Dentin.

Enamel can be likened to a glass window that we look through to see the natural white-ivory colour of our tooth Dentin below the enamel.

Whenever the Enamel ‘window’ is stained, it veils the natural white-ivory colour of your teeth, and your teeth appear yellow or darker than they naturally would. No amount of surface brushing can remove such staining.

Cosmetic Teeth Whitening safely cleans the enamel ‘window’ by whitening the stains locked deeply within, instantly revealing the natural whiteness of your teeth.

Whitening occurs as oxygen molecules from the teeth whitening gel spreads throughout the tooth enamel bleaching the discolored molecules in your teeth.

This results in a ‘glass-clear’ Enamel ‘window’ revealing the natural whiteness of your Dentin below.

“It’s a bit like window cleaning”


For the Technically minded:

Toothpaste removes EXTRINSIC stains, being stains on the outside of the tooth enamel.

However, with Beyond Professional Dental light accelerated teeth whitening the whitening gel firstly removes the Pellicle coating from the enamel surface allowing the gel to migrate INTO the enamel.

Enamel is a clear glass-like porous protein crystal formed substance that clothes the tooth’s dentine.

The whitening gel can then soak INTO the exposed ‘pores’ of the enamel.

As the whitening gel migrates INTO the enamel pores it bleaches out INTRINSIC staining particles trapped within the tooth enamel.

Staining particles trapped within the tooth enamel leave a carbon residue which is what makes the enamel look yellow.

This staining mask the view of the natural white/ivory colour of the actual tooth dentin below the enamel.

Simply it is like looking at a nice view through a dirty window

We use a low % Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) catalyst activated formula because it gives the best and fastest results.

Our proprietary catalyst POTENTIATES our OSMO teeth whitening gel to be more effective by ‘photo-exciting’ the oxy-action. (Redox)

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is a simple bleaching agent that rapidly penetrates tooth enamel to oxidize and decompose stains.

Once ‘spent’ Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) decomposes harmlessly into Water (H2O) and Oxygen (O)

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The end result is not only whiter teeth, but shinier teeth with a reduced prep and chair time.

Light Activated:

The gel becomes ‘photo-excited’ by the radiance emitted by our powerful professional whitening accelerator devices delivering tailored light 480-520 nanometres in wavelength at a luminance of up to 300,000lx. (The Sun emits 120,000lx at noon on a sunny day)


Ultrasonic Technology:

Ultrasonic technology provides superior whitening results in a shorter treatment time. Safer too because it uses 60% less whitening gel.

See How Ultrasonic Whitening Works >

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