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Hismile: The science behind the magic

Introducing the revolutionary new Hismile Colour Corrector Serum, a breakthrough in whitening and tooth stain removal technology! This advanced serum targets discoloration caused by food and drink, smoking, genetics, and age. With its unique combination of active ingredients, this color-correcting serum works to brighten teeth using color-correcting technology to counter-balance hues in the teeth.

And how does the process of teeth whitening work?

Tooth discoloration and staining result from various dyes and pigments attaching to the organic matter of your tooth. The process of lifting these stains is most commonly achieved by two methods: physical removal and chemical bleaching.

Physical removal targets superficial staining (surface-level daily stains) through an abrasive action method. Chemical bleaching works on both superficial and embedded stains (stains embedded in the tooth enamel), so it’s the most common and effective teeth-whitening method.

So how does chemical bleaching remove stains from teeth?

Teeth whitening, through chemical bleaching, oxidizes stains and alters the molecules that are responsible for holding color. Simply put, the bleaching agents enter through the enamel of teeth and break down these molecules into smaller, simpler forms. The smaller the molecule, the lighter in color, resulting in an overall whiter appearance of the tooth.

Some common bleaching agents include Hydrogen Peroxide, Carbamide Peroxide, and Phthalimidoperoxycaproic Acid (we call it PAP, for short).

 

What’s the difference between Peroxide & PAP?

Both PAP whitening and peroxide-based teeth whitening treatments use oxidizing action to break down stains and lighten tooth appearance.

As part of this process, the peroxide releases something known as free radicals. Free radicals readily attack organic molecules to reduce discoloration but are also likely to cause unwanted side effects such as sensitivity, gum irritation, and demineralization.

PAP similarly reacts with tooth stains, only without releasing free radicals. This means that the molecules responsible for discoloration are broken down safely without any risk of sensitivity, pain, or damage.

 

Why isn’t PAP more widely used?

Most dentists continue to use peroxide-based whitening treatments in their practices, as a professional in-chair application is most likely to limit the side effects of free radical oxidization. However, with the increase in access and popularity of at-home peroxide products, the safety of these treatments becomes questionable at best.

The use of PAP hasn’t been widely explored by dentists, possibly due to its difficulty in formulation and stability. The higher the pH level of PAP, the more effective. Unfortunately, this means the formula loses its effectiveness after a short shelf time.

 

What makes PAP+ special?

We’ve spent years perfecting the optimal formulation process that maximizes the benefits of PAP whilst maintaining its stability. The result is PAP+, a formula that effectively whitens teeth without any unwanted side effects.

We’ve also added several other supporting ingredients to PAP+ that remineralize teeth and combat the effects of pre-existing sensitivity, including Potassium Citrate and Hydroxyapatite.

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