Q. What is the active ingredient in NatureWhite's products?
Carbamide peroxide is what makes NatureWhite's products work. It's the same bleaching
agent found in other tooth whitening treaments available at the dentist's office.
Our formulas are available in 16% and 22% carbamide peroxide solutions. Most off
the shelf products have only 10% or 5% solutions.
What's the difference between NatureWhite's products and those available at the
They are the same; The same active ingredient, carbamide
peroxide, is present in both.
I am worried about my enamel. Will NatureWhite's bleaching treatment hurt the
surface of my teeth?
The Journal of the American Dental Association
(JADA) has published clinical studies that show that carbamide peroxide is safe
to use and will not damage enamel. Drinking one glass of cola will affect your
enamel more than using a whitening agent 20 times.
Are NatureWhite's products FDA approved?
Yes, they are. The
Food and Drug Administration of the United States has approved NatureWhite's formulas.
Not many other internet companies' tooth whitening products are FDA approved.
Who can use NatureWhite's products?
We recommend that only
persons 18 years of age or older use our products. If you have medical conerns
or if you are taking prescription drugs, please consult your physician before
Should pregnant women or nursing mothers use NatureWhite?
Although there are no known complications resulting from the use of teeth whitening
gels, we do recommend talking to your physician before using NatureWhite. Before
using any oral chemical, either prescription or over the counter, pregnant and
nursing women should talk with their doctors.
How long will it take to see a difference?
Many people see
a change within the first 45 minutes of use, but individual results will vary.
Most people consider their teeth fully whitened after using NatureWhite for about
a month, although it can take longer.
How long do I wear my mouthpiece when I want to bleach my teeth?
It depends on the formula you are using and when you use it. For day use we recommend
using the 16% gel for 60 minutes or using the 22% gel for 45 minutes. You can
use either formula over night, but make sure you use a limited amount of gel.
It will leak out if you use too much!
How long will my teeth remain white after I stop using your products?
In many cases teeth can remain white for up to 5 years. It depends on amount of
staining food and drink a person consumes (such as coffee, tea or cola). To keep
your teeth as white as when you finished your treatment, you can use NatureWhite
just once a month.
I have caps (crowns) on my teeth and plastic fillings (composites). Will they
turn white as my teeth whiten?
No. Unfortunately since they
are made of synthetic materials they will not be affected by the whitening agent
and will remain the color they are. Many customers choose to return to the dentist
to have their caps, crowns and fillings replaced after their teeth have been whitened
so they match the new color of their teeth.
Will NatureWhite's products cause gum sensitivity?
A small number of users will experience teeth and gum sensitivity as a result
of using carbamide peroxide regardless of the source - from the dentist, off the
shelf or from online sources. Teeth and gums should adjust to the gel after a
few uses and will cease to be as sensitive. Some companies add potassium nitrate
in their products to dull sensitivity. However, we feel that if something is going
on in your mouth, you should know about it instead of covering it up. We had the
option to put this chemical in our prodcuts, but we opted not to.