mob-mgAbout Teeth Whitening

FAQ
Here you’ll find the answers
to the most commonly asked
GO SMILE Questions

How are GO SMILE™ products different from others?

Our Hyperox™ technology maximizes the speed and efficacy of the hydrogen peroxide in all of our whiteners to give you your whitest smile quickly and effectively. Strips and trays can be messy, uncomfortable, and they don’t always reach all the surfaces that you want to whiten.

How often can I, or should I, whiten my teeth?

Because teeth are porous and absorb new stains over time, it is likely your teeth will eventually return to their original, darker color. You can safely use the GO SMILE Teeth Whitening Kit and Teeth Whitening Gel every day, on an ongoing basis. When your teeth are white enough, continue to use the brush to kill bacteria and germs. Our blue light is the only one out there that can do that.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Teeth whitening is safe for most people. However, because of a lack of clinical studies proving its safety in certain groups, we recommend against teeth whitening for pregnant or nursing women, or for children under the age of 12.   People who have had recent dental work or oral surgery, or who have damaged teeth or gums, should also refrain from whitening until their mouths are totally healed. If you have any doubt about whether whitening is right for you, please speak with your dentist or doctor.

What Ingredients are in your Teeth Whitening Gel?

Water, Glycerin, Hydrogen Peroxide, Carbomer, Benzalkonium Chloride, EDTA Acid, Etidronic Acid, Ammonium Hydroxide.

Can I use GO SMILE teeth whitening products if I have artificial tooth surfaces or braces?

Yes. All GO SMILE products have been proven safe to use on healthy natural teeth as well as all manmade dental restorations. They will not strip or harm your bonding, veneers, porcelain crowns or other dental work. They may help restore the original color of the artificial surface; however they will not make the artificial tooth surfaces whiter than their original color.
The GO SMILE Whitening Kit is safe to use on braces. It will whiten around the braces but not underneath the braces.
Always consult a dentist for advice on your specific situation if you have any questions.

What toothpaste can I use with the GO SMILE Kit?

We recommend you use the Vitamin and Fluoride enriched toothpaste included in the system along with the Teeth Whitening Gel. If you’d like to use your own toothpaste, that’s perfectly fine, but it should be toothpaste that does not contain peroxide. We recommend you use the gel with fluoride toothpaste to get the health and anti-cavity benefits of fluoride, but using fluoride is not required.

Add the Teeth Whitening Gel to the toothpaste on the brush and follow the directions on the packaging. The system can be also be used with any toothpaste, including “whitening” toothpastes. But because the Teeth Whitening Gel in the system contains peroxide, using it with toothpaste that also contains peroxide may increase the risk of gum irritation or sensitivity.

We recommend that if you are currently using a dedicated peroxide-based whitening product (strips, trays, or gels); do not use our GO SMILE Teeth Whitening Gel at the same time. This will help minimize the risk of irritation from the higher level of exposure to peroxide. Any time you wish, you can use the Sonic Pro toothbrush as a standard sonic brush with toothpaste alone, without the Teeth Whitening Gel.

How do I remove and replace the brush head on the GO SMILE Whitening Kit?

We recommend that you replace the brush head every three months to keep the system operating at optimal efficiency. Over time, residue may build up on your toothbrush head, which can block the blue light and the bristles will become dull and not clean as effectively. Blue color-changing bristles serve as a reminder of the wear on the brush and indicate when it’s time to replace the brush head. The blue color fades to white over time – you want to change the brush head by the time the bristles are mostly white.

To remove the brush head:

Grip the brush head tightly on the rubber sides, just above the neck of the toothbrush. Pull the brush head straight off of the brush—do not twist. The brush head fits snugly to prevent it from accidentally coming off, so you will need to pull with some force.

To replace the brush head:

Align the brush head so the bristles face the same direction as the buttons on the handle. Firmly press the brush head down onto the shaft until it stops and is snugly in place. Replace your Sonic Blue toothbrush brush head every three months to achieve optimal results.

Who should NOT use teeth-whitening products?

Teeth whitening is safe for most people. However, due to a lack of clinical studies proving its safety on certain groups, we recommend against whitening for pregnant or nursing women or for children under the age of 12. People who have had recent dental work or oral surgery or who have damaged teeth or gums should also refrain from whitening until their mouths are totally healed. If you have any doubt about whether whitening is right for you, please speak with your dentist or doctor.

I noticed a white spot on my gums after using GO SMILE. What is this?

Seeing white spots on your gums during teeth whitening is common and is nothing to worry about. It’s simply an indication that the area was slightly irritated before whitening, and it’s reacting to the hydrogen peroxide, much like a skin irritation might bubble if you used hydrogen peroxide to disinfect it. The spot should go away after a few minutes.