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The Effectiveness of Nupro White Gold Teeth Whitening

Updated on July 8, 2013

One of the more high profile tooth whitening options that is widely available to people is a treatment that made by dental products company Dentsply International known as Nupro White Gold / Illumine which is a professional teeth whitening system. This system is a combination of an in-office procedure and a take home treatment. The Illumine part is performed by a dentist in his office while the Nupro White Gold is an additional treatment that is taken home and carried out by the patient.

Nupro White Gold / Illumine In-Office Tooth Whitening
Nupro White Gold / Illumine In-Office Tooth Whitening

The Illumine In-Office Treatment

Unlike some other tooth whitening procedures that are carried out in the dentist’s chair Illumine teeth whitening does not involve the use of any light treatment in order to activate the bleaching gel. Instead, the treatment consists of three applications of the whitening gel with each application lasting for 15 minutes. There is some necessary preparation work required by the dentist before the treatment begins including the placement of a dental dam if the patient chooses. In all the total treatment time for the Illumine teeth whitening procedure is around 1 hour.

The Illumine whitening gel contains a 36% hydrogen peroxide formula and according to the manufacturer can result in the teeth becoming up to 6 shades whiter. It is definitely worth mentioning, though, that such a high concentration of hydrogen peroxide can result in the patient experiencing one of a number of side effects such as inflamed gums or cheeks, sensitive teeth or tooth softening.

The Nupro Take Home Treatment

The Nupro White Gold take home tooth whitening kit is a supplementary treatment that is given to the patient for use during the week following the in-office treatment. It is only necessary to apply the gel for 15 minutes per day for a 7 day treatment period. This works out to be a shorter wear time compared to other leading take home whitening products. Nupro White Gold tooth whitening gel contains 15% hydrogen peroxide and when used in conjunction with the Illumine in-office treatment can result in the teeth being whitened by up to 9 shades.

There are further options available in the Nupro White Gold take home teeth whitening range. Because the active chemical – hydrogen peroxide – is quite strong and can cause irritation of the gums or tooth sensitivity, and some of it becoming quite severe, there are kits available that aren’t quite as strong. A Nupro White Gold take home kit containing a 15% carbamide peroxide gel is available as is a kit that contains a 10% carbamide peroxide gel.

Naturally with these lower strength kits you would have to lower your expectations as to how much whiter your teeth may become. It has been found, however, that for people with sensitive teeth the Nupro Gold 10% carbamide peroxide gel is the ideal product.

The price for the Nupro White Gold teeth whitening gel with 15% carbamide peroxide is around the $19.00 mark for a pack of 2. You can expect to pay around $18.00 for the Nupro White Gold teeth whitening gel with 10% carbamide peroxide.

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