What makes SWISSDENT different to standard toothpastes?
Swissdent toothpastes utilise an extremely gentle whitening formula (due to the latest nanotechnology) to gently whiten and brighten the teeth. The formulas only contain premium ingredients without harsh Sodium Laureth Sulfate.
What is bleaching?
Bleaching is the lightening of colour pigments (in the tooth) through the use of active oxygen (peroxide).
How do the SWISSDENT toothpastes bleach the teeth?
Both the EXTREME and GENTLE formulas contain our patented whitening technology – Nanoxyd®; tiny calcium peroxide particles (created using the latest nanotechnology) that are released into the cracks and gaps of the tooth’s surface to release oxygen. This oxidises the colour pigments in the tooth, causing them to lose their colouring properties.
What is nanotechnology?
It is the use of very small particles on a molecular level. The smaller an active ingredient is, the better it can reach the place where it needs to work.
What is Nanoxyd®?
It is bioavailable calcium peroxide in nano size – an extremely effective bleaching agent. Calcium ensures better adhesion to the tooth enamel. Nano particles have a minute volume but a large surface area, which means they are much more effective. In addition, they are so small that they can absorb better into the cracks and gaps of the tooth’s surface.
What is the difference between the EXTREME and GENTLE toothpastes?
EXTREME is especially designed for teeth which are heavily stained (by tobacco, coffee and red wine); GENTLE is a gentler formula for those with sensitive teeth and mild staining.
What does the PURE toothpaste do?
PURE has no bleaching properties. It does everything a standard toothpaste does but in addition, it freshens the breath with small microcapsules filled with refreshing eucalyptus oil. And, thanks to its high fluoride content, it also provides excellent protection against caries. (Caries = tooth decay: bacterial acids dissolve the minerals in the teeth, until a cavity is formed.)
Does the bleaching agent in SWISSDENT attack the gums?
No, because the quantity of Nanoxyd® is far too low (0.1%).
Are there any side effects?
Allergies can occur in isolated cases – as with any other toothpaste. Therefore, if you suffer from allergies, you should check the ingredients carefully before use.
What does coenzyme Q10 do?
It reduces the risk of gum inflammations and helps to prevent the formation of deeper periodontal pockets.
What do the methyl parabens contained in SWISSDENT do?
They are a preservative.
How does the menthol in SWISSDENT react with homeopathic substances?
Menthol is an ethereal oil which can reduce the effect of homeopathic medicines. You should therefore consult your doctor before use.
What is the baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) in EXTREME and what is it for?
It neutralises aggressive acids and gently polishes the surface of the tooth.
What effect does the Vitamin E in SWISSDENT have?
Vitamin E helps to keep the gums healthy by reducing free radicals which promote inflammations, and thus assists the healing mechanism.
What does the fluoride in SWISSDENT do?
Fluoride hardens the tooth enamel and protects against caries.
What can I do if I have other questions about SWISSDENT?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1800-88-0488 (Malaysia).
With artificial teeth, is it possible that only part of a tooth is lightened?
With artificial tooth parts, only the colour pigments attached to the prosthesis will be lightened, and not the prosthesis itself. Your own tooth enamel will also become lighter. This can lead to uneven results.
Does SWISSDENT attack alloys or inlays (gold/ porcelain/ composite resin)?
No, these are not affected by the use of SWISSDENT.
Can I use SWISSDENT if I have gum disease?
With gum disease (periodontosis), the gums have receded, leaving the tooth neck which is made of exposed dentine. The dentine reacts sensitively to hot and cold, as well as to air and acids. Like any other bleaching process, SWISSDENT can also increase this sensitivity. The advantage of SWISSDENT is its very low concentration of Nanoxyd® (0.1%), which means that the risk of sensitivity is low.
Can I use GENTLE or EXTREME if I have already whitened my teeth?
Yes, you can. With its gentle polishing effect, it dissolves new stains gently on a daily basis.
Are SWISSDENT toothpastes harmful to children?
Since there is a risk that children may swallow large quantities of toothpaste and thus take in too much fluoride, the same recommendation applies to SWISSDENT as to any other toothpaste: it should only be used by children over the age of 6. Children under that age should use specially formulated children’s toothpaste.
What is the recommended usage for Swissdent Toothpastes?
SWISSDENT toothpastes replace your ordinary toothpaste. It is recommended that you brush your teeth for at least two minutes, three times a day with SWISSDENT. For best bleaching results, SWISSDENT should not be rinsed out of the mouth after brushing bed. In this way the Nanoxyd® can work through the night.
How fast will I see results?
After around 3-4 weeks. If, for some reason, it takes longer, get in touch with SWISSDENT or speak to your dentist.
Can I use SWISSDENT with an electric toothbrush?
Yes, without a problem.
Are SWISSDENT toothpastes harmful to tooth enamel?
SWISSDENT is completely harmless to tooth enamel because natural enzymes are used for gentle tooth cleaning. With most toothpastes, coarse scouring agents are used, which can damage the enamel.
What are the effects of the enzymes from pineapple (bromelain) and papaya (papain) which are contained in EXTREME and NANOWHITENING?
They help to gently dissolve plaque, leaving the road clear for the bleaching agent, Nanoxyd® which can then reach the tooth surface.
What are the silicates contained in EXTREME and GENTLE and how do they work?
Silicates are natural minerals. They are used to polish the surface of the tooth. What does the RDA tell me about a toothpaste? The term Radioactive Dentin Abrasion is used to describe the scale of the abrasiveness of the cleaning agents on the dentine. SWISSDENT toothpastes have a very low RDA in comparison with other toothpastes.