Whitening Tips & FAQs

Whitening Tips and FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about BRUSHONSMILE® Teeth Whitening Pen

Before and AfterQ. What is BRUSHONSMILE®?
Q. Why should I consider using BRUSHONSMILE®?
Q. How does BRUSHONSMILE® work?
Q. How do you use BRUSHONSMILE®?
Q. Who cannot use BRUSHONSMILE®?
Q. What are the “Caution” and “Warnings” for using BRUSHONSMILE®?
Q. How many times can I use BRUSHONSMILE® a day?
Q. When will I see results, and how long will my teeth stay white after using BRUSHONSMILE®?
Q. What are the ingredients in BRUSHONSMILE®?
Q. Was animal testing performed to create BRUSHONSMILE®?
Q. Where is BRUSHONSMILE® made and packaged?
Q. What causes tooth discoloration?
Q. What type of testing has been made with BRUSHONSMILE®?
Q. What is the return policy for BRUSHONSMILE®?
Q. Will BRUSHONSMILE® brighten teeth stained by Tetracycline?
Q. Is teeth whitening safe?
Q. Will BRUSHONSMILE® affect my crowns or fillings?
Q. How is BRUSHONSMILE® different from other teeth whiteners?
Q. Can I discontinue use of BRUSHONSMILE®?
Q. What do I do if there is gel residue on the outside of my BRUSHONSMILE® pen?
Q. Will the gel in BRUSHONSMILE® burn or hurt my teeth or gums?
Q. Does BRUSHONSMILE® contain a “drug” ingredient?
Q. Is BRUSHONSMILE® approved by the National Organic Products Agency?
Q. Is BRUSHONSMILE® product FDA approved?

Q. What is BRUSHONSMILE®?

A. BRUSHONSMILE® is an over-the-counter, on-the-go teeth whitening pen containing dentist approved 36% Carbamide Peroxidebleaching gel. Our ingredients are all natural and are made of the highest quality ingredients. We are also all natural rated by National Organic Products Agency. Its intended use is to enhance the beauty of your natural teeth. By clicking the bottom of the pen-like applicator, a small amount of gel will appear on its brush tip. The gel is then applied to your teeth.

Q. Why should I consider using BRUSHONSMILE®?

A. Your health is important to you and by taking care of yourself, you feel better. A beautiful white smile goes along with staying healthy. It gives you confidence in your everyday life from first impressions to your own self esteem. Studies have shown that there is a correlation between having a higher self-esteem and having a whiter, more confident smile.

Q. How does BRUSHONSMILE® work?

A. The main ingredient in your teeth whitening gel, Carbamide Peroxide, helps remove the dark stains from your teeth by penetrating the pores in your enamel and oxidizes stain deposits. Over a period of time, the dentin layer, lying underneath the enamel, is also bleached. The effects of bleaching can last for several months, but may vary depending on the lifestyle of the patient. Factors which will decrease whitening include the ingestion of dark colored liquids like coffee, tea and red wine and smoking. Certain antibiotic medications, such as Tetracycline, can also lead to teeth stains or a reduction in the brilliance of the enamel. BRUSHONSMILE® has conducted studies in adults with Tetracycline stained teeth and have seen positive results and improvements. Drinking water after drinking dark colored liquids, followed by the use of BRUSHONSMILE®, will help maintain a whiter smile.

Q. How do you use BRUSHONSMILE®?

A. Remove cap from pen. Click base of pen to dispense small amount of gel to brush tip. BRUSH ON thin layer of gel to teeth. SMILE wide and keep lips away from teeth. Relax lips after 30 seconds. Replace cap. Do not eat or drink for 15 minutes after applying. Do not rinse. For best results, use pen 2 or 3 times daily.

Q. Who cannot use BRUSHONSMILE®?

A: Avoid use if you are pregnant, nursing, have health or dental problems. Do not use with dental appliance. Not recommended for children under 15 of age. Discontinue use upon discomfort or irritation. Consult your dentist if you have any questions.

Q. What are the “Caution” and “Warnings” for using BRUSHONSMILE®?

A. BRUSHONSMILE® is for cosmetic use only. Keep out of reach of children. Do not swallow. Avoid contact with eyes. Discontinue use upon discomfort or irritation. Keep away from heat, flame and sunlight and store in a cool, dry place.

Q. How many times can I use BRUSHONSMILE® a day?

A. BRUSHONSMILE® can be used 2 to 3 times a day. Once you have seen the results you like, use as needed.

Q. When will I see results, and how long will my teeth stay white after using BRUSHONSMILE®?

A. BRUSHONSMILE® often produces noticeable results within the first week of use. Depending on your teeth and how well you take care of them, your teeth can stay white for a very long time. After you feel you have obtained the whiteness you desire, continue to use BRUSHONSMILE® as maintenance. Keep one by your toothbrush to use in the morning and/or at night. You may also keep one with you during the day in your purse or pocket and use at your own discretion.

Q. What are the ingredients in BRUSHONSMILE®?

A: Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, 36% Carbamide Peroxide, Carbapol TEA, Peppermint Flavoring. Our Glycerin and Propylene are kosher grade. No water, alcohol or animal bi-products are used.

Q. Was animal testing performed to create BRUSHONSMILE®?

A. No animal testing was performed in the production of BRUSHONSMILE®, and there are no animal by-products in BRUSHONSMILE®. None of the safety tests conducted using BRUSHONSMILE® involved animal testing. Production of BRUSHONSMILE® is cruelty-free.

Q. Where is BRUSHONSMILE® made and packaged?

A. BRUSHONSMILE® is made and packaged in the USA. Beware of products claiming they are made in the USA. Most teeth whitening gel companies manufacture their products in China because it is cheaper. They substitute quality for quantity. They state they are a USA product because their teeth whitening pens are packaged in the USA, yet apart from their packaging, very little are truly American. As a result, their teeth whitening products have a shorter shelf life and lower quality of taste than American products, such as ours.

Q. What causes tooth discoloration?

A: There are many reasons for discolored teeth. Aging and the on-going use of soda, coffee, tea, red wine and tobacco products can lead to discoloring the teeth and the ingestion of Tetracycline.

Q. What type of testing has been made with BRUSHONSMILE®?

A. The manufacturer of BRUSHONSMILE® is a registered facility in the USA and has tested their products in numerous studies by reputable, independent research laboratories and in every case been found to be very safe. Independent dentists and orthodontists have reviewed the safety data BRUSHONSMILE® and concluded that BRUSHONSMILE® is safe. None of the safety tests of BRUSHONSMILE® involved animal testing.

Q. What is the return policy for BRUSHONSMILE®?

A. We will replace any damaged or defective product. Customer satisfaction is very important to us and we have had very few returns of BRUSHONSMILE® from customer’s who are not completely satisfied. We will not replace product if gel residue is on outside of pen. Your pen is in perfect condition. This is caused by the air pressure during shipping. This phenomenon happens sometimes and does not change the effects of the gel to your teeth. BRUSHONSMILE® teeth whitening pens filled to the top in order to give our customers 30 plus applications. The quality of our product will not be inhibited. If this occurs, wipe with a damp, clean cloth and proceed. With BRUSHONSMILE® we are confident that you will be very happy with the improved appearance of your natural teeth. If, however, for any reason, you are not completely satisfied with our product, please contact us at BRUSHONSMILE®.com”>customerservice@BRUSHONSMILE®.com. Our trained staff is prepared to handle individual complaints on a case-by-case basis. All returns must be made within 7 days of goods. Credit or a new product will be shipped in exchange of defective product, less shipping and handling fees.

Q. Will BRUSHONSMILE® brighten teeth stained by Tetracycline?

A. Customers with Tetracycline stained teeth using BRUSHONSMILE® have noticed a substantial, positive change and claimed their teeth are now brighter than they could have ever imagined.

Q. Is teeth whitening safe?

A. Yes. Studies show from the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD Impact, April 1998, p.23) “Several studies, during the past five years, have proven bleaching to be safe and effective”. With the teeth whitening tray system, a small percentage of people may experience some tooth sensitivity and gum irritation, which disappears once you stop using the product or by decreasing the amount of time you bleach your teeth. If sensitivity occurs we recommend that you brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste which will eliminate any sensitivity. However, BRUSHONSMILE® has zero sensitivity because only a thin layer of gel is applied to one’s teeth. Unlike gel used for trays, the amount of gel applied is self-controlled. As to using trays, one might overfill the trays causing the gel to go above and inside the gums. If this occurs, no harm is done. Just discontinue use or use BRUSHONSMILE® teeth whitening pens.

Q. Will BRUSHONSMILE® affect my crowns or fillings?

A. BRUSHONSMILE® will work on natural teeth only. It will not alter the color nor will it damage fillings, crowns or veneers. However, one will notice whiter teeth to non-natural teeth from where the use of the gel has been applied.

Q. How is BRUSHONSMILE® different from other teeth whiteners?

A. BRUSHONSMILE® uses fast-acting 36% carbamide peroxide in a stabilized pH balanced formula. Other lower strength gels may not deliver results as quickly or completely as our product. Also, there are no harmful acids or abrasives to damage your teeth or gums. Products sold over-the-counter in drugstores are under 6% hydrogen peroxide and they will not effectively bleach your teeth. Using these products will take 6-8 weeks to see results and therefore cost you the customer more money. BRUSHONSMILE® works quicker, saving the customer time and money.

Q. Can I discontinue use of BRUSHONSMILE®?

A. It is perfectly safe to discontinue use.

Q. What do I do if there is gel residue on the outside of my BRUSHONSMILE® pen?

A. If you find gel residue on the outside of your pen, wipe the pen with a clean damp cloth. Your pen is in perfectly safe to use. This is caused by the air pressure during shipping. Sometimes this phenomenon may occur, but it will not change the performance of the gel. BRUSHONSMILE® teeth whitening pens are filled to the top of the pen in order to give our customers 30 plus applications.

Q. Will the gel in BRUSHONSMILE® burn or hurt my teeth or gums?

A. No. BRUSHONSMILE® contains a special ingredient to stop the burning sensation to the gums. Some people with sensitive gums find BRUSHONSMILE® to be quite pleasing. If sensitivity continues to occur, discontinue use or brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste, which will eliminate any sensitivity.

Q. Does BRUSHONSMILE® contain a “drug” ingredient?

A. No. All of the ingredients in BRUSHONSMILE® are all natural containing only the highest quality ingredients. BRUSHONSMILE® is considered an over-the-counter drug not because it contains a “drug”, which it doesn’t, but this is what the FDA assigns to teeth whitening products. Teeth whitening products, such as ours and Crest White Strips, are considered over-the-counter drugs and not cosmetic products.

Q. Is BRUSHONSMILE® approved by the National Organic Products Agency?

A. Yes. According to the National Organic Products Agency, BRUSHONSMILE® is considered as a personal care product and personal care products are not certified by an accredited certifier of the National Organic Program Rule. However, the NOP has allowed BRUSHONSMILE® to make “organic” claims because they have determined BRUSHONSMILE® high quality, kosher grade ingredients are all natural. The NOP has stated, “to allow BRUSHONSMILE® to make claims of which our ingredients are in fact all natural as long as you do not use the terms USDA Organic or certified organic and you do not use the USDA organic logo … the NOP is looking into creating rules for personal care products, such as yours, and your product will fall within our jurisdiction in the future.”

Q. Is BRUSHONSMILE® product FDA approved?

A. BRUSHONSMILE® is considered an over-the-counter drug and therefore, the FDA and will not write a written approval for over-the-counter teeth whitening pens. Teeth whitening pens, which are only classified as over-the counter products are accepted by the FDA, but are not approved. It is the responsibility of the over-the counter manufacturer and its distributor to substantiate the safety of their product and to verify that their claims are accurate and truthful. BRUSHONSMILE® has followed the FDA packaging label rules.