Power Swabs is a new way of whitening teeth at home. Rather than dealing with kits full of gels, trays, or attachable LED lights you have to hold in your mouth, this unit swabs on your teeth. It also purportedly gives you results worth six shades, so you can get six degrees of brighter, whiter teeth. What's more, it all happens in just seven days, a few minutes per day, nothing extensive like hours per day.
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- Whitening System
Power Swabs is an advanced teeth whitening system that alleviates the messy strips or mouth trays often associated with teeth whitening.
You just swab and go. It is simple and fast. You can allegedly see results in five minutes.
You can allegedly get teeth six shades whiter in just seven days.
- Little Sensitivity
There will be minimal to no sensitivity after the fact.
- Professional Endorsements
The company has professional endorsements from a Dr. Marty Zase from the Colchester Dental Group who claims that it eliminates sensitivity normally associated with teeth whitening. Colchester Dental Group is a collection of dentists who work out of the same building in Colchester, Connecticut. Dr. Ross W. Nash from the Cosmetic Dentistry of the Carolinas says that this beyond a doubt offers cleaner teeth within one or two days.
- Created by Dentist
Power Swabs were created in 2008 by Dr. Marin Giniger a dental professional. Purportedly, this whitening kit uses a patented combination of ingredients, all of which have been clinically researched, to reach between the enamel of the teeth and break apart molecular bonds.
This is similar technology to the ionic teeth whitening kits which also claim to break up positively charged stains and negatively charged surfaces. By breaking up these bonds the whitener is able to remove deeper stains and provide whiter results. Said doctor has thirty years working as a dentist during which time twenty three years was spent developing whitening kits for companies such as Colgate and Proctor and Gamble.
He has also created breakthrough teeth whitening toothpastes, strips, and swabs. In honor of his work he received the NIH Physician-Scientist Award in addition to the Academy of Oral Medicine’s Lester Burkett Memorial Award.
- Easier Than Appointments
Seeing as you get to use it at home, the swabs are much easier. These kits take less time and are simpler compared to over the counter dental whitening. You can use the swabs at your leisure, without having to book an appointment.
The swabs are comfortable to use and lack any complicated processes like lasers.
- Feasible Financially
The cost is more feasible compared to professional whitening sessions.
- Previous Sensitivity
If you use whitening kits on a regular basis it does lead to increased sensitivity. For this reason, even if you have used other kits before you turn to the swabs you might face increased sensitivity as a result of previous kits.
- Gum Problems
Should you suffer from gum problems or cavities, the application of this compound might not whiten the affected areas.
- Enamel Problems
Solutions that contain high amounts of peroxide will eventually eat away at the enamel that the swabs are meant to whiten.
- Dehydrates Teeth
Some solutions have chemical compounds in them which dehydrate the gums and teeth if they are applied for too long.
- Not Really 6 Levels
In reality, while the claims are that the solution will whiten six shades, no real at home kit will whiten more than three levels. Higher levels are really only achieved via professional cleaning.
- Some Stains Won't go
Certain stains like tobacco will not be removed permanently by home whitening kits.
- Consult a Dentist
Should you have any medical condition which might be negatively affected by the use of whitening chemicals, be sure to check with a dentist before you use them. There are no health hazards in the kit, but you might have specific allergies or medical conditions which react to the contents.
- Keep From Kids
Keep this product away from children. It is not for use on anyone under the age of 12, unless dental permission from a dental professional has been given.
- No Pregnancy
Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing.
- Store Properly
Store in a cool place.
How it's Different from Competitors
Whitening strips give you noticeable results after the first use. Alternatively, whitening pens give you no mess and they take less than five minutes per day. Toothpastes and rinses take less than five minutes per day. Power swabs take less than five minutes per day, rehydrate the enamel to reduce sensitivity, give you noticeable results after the first use, are not messy, and remove stains from your teeth. Dental trays offer none of these things, because they are used in conjunction with other whitening kits.
How to Use (Step by Step)
Pinch the tube firmly along the dotted line and bend one stick back slightly so as to detach the swab.
Apply the swab solution to stained parts of your teeth rubbing in a circular motion for two minutes.
Wait thirty seconds before you follow up with the White Swabs Ultra kit.
Repeat this for seven days, using each of the seven Power Swabs in the kit.
This unit saves money insofar as the cost is less than a professional dental treatment. Using this saves you money on regular teeth whitening, something you should only do every three months.
It saves you time by way of alleviating how long the whitening process takes. Instead of leaving strips on for one hour per day, or having to go into the dentist all day for three days, this just takes seven days, and only a few minutes therein.
- Other Kits
Teeth whitening kits are designed so that they get rid of plaque from your teeth’s animal. These all contain some degree of whitening solution, though watered down compared to what dentists use. Whether you use gels, strips, or LED combinations, they all work in the same way.
At-home kits are a less expensive alternative and some of the top brands include the Shine Whitening Kit, Dr. Diamond Whitening Kid, Rembrandt Deeply two hour whitening kit, Crest 3D whitening, and AuroGlow bleaching kits. These all, like the swabs, include an element of timing and application. Timing is specified based on kits, often reflective of the percentage of bleaching materials it has. Higher bleaching agents equals lower application time and vice versa.
Does It Really Work?
Sadly, results show that it does not work. This product reduces sensitivity normally associated with teeth whitening because it does not really whiten. It does not use the same peroxide, bleaching agent that other teeth whiteners do. Instead it relies heavily on breaking up bonds, which in theory make it easier for you to brush away plaque and stains.
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