How it Works
Currently, Wicked White Whitening Gel’s active ingredient is 35 – 44% carbamide peroxide. As the peroxide is broken down by the patient’s saliva, water and gingival crevicular fluids, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching coloured substances white, leaving the structure of the tooth unchanged. The product is designed to be used with any full-spectrum (white) or blue-coloured bleaching lamp. Certain wavelengths of light emitted from the lamp, aids in activating the peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth. Wicked White contains a micro-encapsulated photo-initiator that acts as an interface between the light and the peroxide. The pH of wicked white is 7.0.
The true essence of the Wicked White technology is that its composition is contained within a convenient, cost-efficient single chamber delivery system in gel form having dispersed therein pressure-sensitive or hydration-sensitive microcapsules containing a light-activated photo-initiator of a peroxyl-containing teeth whitening composition that are liberated upon mechanical manipulation of the microcapsules or by exposure of the photo-initiator microcapsules to water of other oral fluids.
After the initial recommended oral exam, the complete procedure should be completed in one office visit. Depending on the clients expected outcome, this procedure may need to be repeated. The procedure begins with a preparation period(wetting of teeth and isolation of tissue) typically followed by three, 15 minute sessions of bleaching with an optional fourth, 15 minute session to be dispensed at the discretion of the dental professional or licensed operator.