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BEST TEETH WHITENING GEL: Factors to consider when shopping

What makes for the best teeth whitening results?

If you have shopped online for teeth whitening gel, you already know there are so many options. Different brands, different whitening gel concentrations, and a wide range of prices. But what makes the best teeth whitening gel? Which gel will get you results and which is nothing more than a gimmick? As smile brilliant launches its new line of professional teeth whitening gel, we thought it would be wise to break down the key variables in the best teeth whitening gel.

The best teeth whitening gel is NOT sold wholesale

Wholesale teeth whitening companies buy in bulk and warehouse thousands of syringes of gel on their shelves. Obviously, these companies are not selling out every day so their inventory sits for prolonged periods of time. Although they can sometimes offer great discounts, you can easily expect wholesale teeth whitening gel to be dramatically less effective. At room temperature, the best teeth whitening gel can last for 1 year or 2 years refrigerated. Poor warehousing conditions, additional fillers, and longer time on warehouse shelves means that your gel is already old when it arrives and may have already begun breaking down before it’s shipped to you.

The best teeth whitening gel is packaged preventing UV breakdown

The packaging sounds like a ridiculous topic to be a key component to the best teeth whitening gel but a little science will help clear things up. The active ingredient in teeth whitening gel is hydrogen peroxide suspended in a gel formula. Hydrogen peroxide begins to break down into oxygen and water if exposed to light or higher temperatures. This is why hydrogen peroxide used to clean wounds is sold in a brown bottle. If your teeth whitening gel comes in a clear package or any other packaging that allows light to enter, it runs a serious risk of breaking down while it still sits in the syringe. Never purchase teeth whitening gel that comes in clear packaging or is sold unwrapped as a clear syringe.

About CP and HP concentrations

Teeth whitening gel concentration refers to the amount of active ingredient (hydrogen peroxide) found in the gel. You will find products on the market that range from 8% carbamide peroxide up to 40% carbamide peroxide. Let us start by saying that anything over 22% carbamide peroxide can be potentially dangerous to your teeth and your gums. Products exceeding 22% carbamide persoxide should used very short bursts (15 – 45 minutes) under the supervision of a dentist with the use of dental dams to prevent contact with the gums. Poor use of high concentration teeth whitening gel can lead to severe tooth sensitivity and chemical burn on the gums. Any gel between 8% and 22% is considered safe to use with the lower concentration requiring more treatments to get results. No matter the concetration of gel the results will be the same; however lowere concentrations will require more applications to achieve maximum results.

For whitening gel to work, it must stay in contact with the tooth for a period of time greater than 15 minutes. If you are not using custom-fitted whitening trays, it is possible that the gel will not provide a consistent result and you will end up with teeth that have patches of stains in the crevices of the teeth, around the gumlines, and molars. To get the best results, you want a custom-fitted tray that holds the gel gently against the teeth. You will also want to make sure that your whitening gel has a “sticky” formula. If the teeth whitening gel runs or does not remain in its gel format, it will begin to fall (slide) off the tooth and pool in the bottom of the tray. This will result in the bottoms of your teeth being much whiter than the tops. The best teeth whitening gel incorporates no fillers so it remains sticky for the duration of your teeth whitening sessions.

Why does Smile Brilliant have the best teeth whitening gel on the market?

Smile Brilliant offers the best teeth whitening gel on the market because we understand the science behind professional teeth whitening. We guarantee that every aspect of our process is up to the highest standards and will always be fresh.

  • Smile Brilliant teeth whitening gel is made fresh every month in an FDA certified production facility. We use no fillers and guarantee the highest potency and effectiveness.
  • You will never find our gel sitting on dingy warehouse shelves for prolonged periods of time.
  • We never order more than a 6 week supply.

  • We are the only teeth whitening company to sell syringes that are individually wrapped in air tight aluminum bags. The bags ensure that zero light ever reaches the actual syringe and also ensures that the product has not been tampered with. You can feel comfortable knowing that every syringe of Smile Brilliant professional teeth whitening gel is fresh, effective, and ready to use.
  • Our proprietary “sticky gel” formula offers supreme consistency and coverage during your teeth whitening sessions. Coupled with a custom-fitted whitening tray, our gel remains in contact with the tooth prolonged periods of time and removes stains quicker.


Before you are tricked into buy heavily discount teeth whitening gel from a big wholesaler or dental supply shop, make sure you understand what you are getting. Cheap gel requires more treatments, more hassle, and ultimately becomes more expensive. Shop for the best teeth whitening gel!

Erin Stelbrink

Erin Stelbrink is a Registered Dental Hygienist with 5+ years of experience as a licensed hygienist and oral health care professional. She holds a passion for researching and acquiring awareness of the latest technologies and methods for providing valuable health care service and clinical treatment. Have more questions? Email Erin at