Safest Teeth Whiteners
The safest ways to whiten your teeth explained
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Zimba is an oral care company that specializes in affordable and enamel-safe teeth whitening products. The brand is well-known for its ‘tasty whitening strips’ that come in nine different flavors:
Zimba’s professional-grade strips contain natural, reduced-sensitivity ingredients. They whiten your teeth gradually over a few weeks and do not slip after they are placed on your teeth. This helps prevent uneven bleaching and discomfort while whitening.
Zimba also has other products, including teeth whitening pens for on-the-go whitening, LED lights for quicker bleaching, and peroxide-free whitening powders for brushing. These treatments can be used in combination with the whitening strips for more vibrant results.
Zimba uses enamel-safe ingredients that will not damage your teeth or gums (when used correctly). Here is the complete ingredient list for each product:
Zimba whitening strips contain hydrogen peroxide (HP) as the main active ingredient. According to research, HP is an effective and safe bleaching agent that does not cause significant damage to tooth enamel or gums.7
However, high concentrations of hydrogen peroxide can result in oral health damage over time like sensitivity or enamel wear.1 Damage can also occur if you leave the whitening strips on for longer than directed.1 This is why it’s essential to follow Zimba’s whitening instructions very carefully.
To prevent complications, follow these steps while applying Zimba whitening strips:
For best results, use Zimba whitening strips for 14 consecutive days. Only use them once a day to prevent sensitivity and damage. Your whitening results will not be affected if you miss a day or two.
Zimba recommends leaving the whitening strips on for 30 minutes. But you can leave them on for up to one hour.
Keep in mind that the longer you leave the strips on, the higher the risk for tooth sensitivity and potential enamel damage. Do not wear Zimba whitening strips overnight.6
For best results, do not brush your teeth for at least 30 minutes after removing the whitening strips. Also, do not eat or drink anything during this timeframe because your teeth are porous and can stain easily.
Zimba whitening strips come with a full two-week treatment. After you use all of the strips, your teeth should remain white for months. The best results (6+ months) have been observed in those who limit or avoid staining foods and beverages like coffee, wine, soda, and tea.
The most common side effects of whitening strips include sensitivity and gum irritation. These effects are typically mild and will not harm your dental health. To prevent irritation, follow the instructions carefully and don’t overuse the products.
Zimba teeth whitening powder is a peroxide-free alternative to whitening strips. Tooth powders are ideal for those who have extra sensitive teeth or want to avoid alcohol and other chemicals.
Zimba offers two types of whitening powders: minty and charcoal. The minty flavor contains natural ingredients like baking soda and peppermint oil to whiten teeth without sensitivity.
Unlike whitening strips, Zimba’s whitening powder is peroxide-free. This means the products will not cause sensitivity or discomfort.
The charcoal flavor contains activated charcoal, which claims to remove surface stains, plaque, and tartar, while also detoxifying and freshening the breath.3 Charcoal may also have antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties.
Despite this, some dentists are concerned about the abrasiveness of charcoal, which may whiten teeth by removing enamel.2 Its use in dentistry has also not been studied in detail.4 Until more research comes out, NewMouth recommends Zimba’s minty whitening powder over the charcoal powder.
To use Zimba whitening powder, follow these simple steps:
Zimba and Crest use hydrogen peroxide as the active bleaching agent, making them both effective whitening treatment options.
The main difference between these two products is that Crest has the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance. This seal means the product is highly effective and recommended by dentists around the nation.
Zimba and Crest also use similar ingredients. But Zimba’s are more natural:
Lastly, Zimba is more affordable than Crest. You’ll receive 20 full treatments with Crest 3D Whitestrips (for under $50). With Zimba, you can get 28 full treatments for the same price.
The NewMouth team put together a list of Zimba’s best whitening products. Read below for the full review:
This affordable whitening bundle comes with two packs of whitening strips (28 treatments total). The strips are made with hydrogen peroxide, natural oils, and other desensitizing ingredients to provide a comfortable whitening experience.
You can choose between ten different flavors: mint, peach, coconut, peppermint, wintergreen, spearmint, strawberry, grape, blue raspberry, and watermelon.
For best results, use the strips for two consecutive weeks (30-minute treatments). Repeat every two to six months to maintain brightness.
This whitening bundle comes with three packs of whitening strips (42 treatments total) and an LED Accelerator Kit.
You can choose between ten different flavors. These include mint, peach, coconut, peppermint, wintergreen, spearmint, strawberry, grape, blue raspberry, and watermelon.
Use the strips for two consecutive weeks (30-minute treatments) for best results.
Teeth whitening powder is a peroxide-free way to whiten your teeth. It is ideal for people who have extra sensitive teeth or want to avoid alcohol and other chemicals.
Zimba’s minty white powder is designed to leave your teeth glowing by scrubbing away plaque and tartar buildup. For best results, use the powders to maintain brightness in between Zimba whitening strip treatments.
This whitening kit is perfect for travel and on-the-go whitening. The kit comes with 28 whitening strips (14 treatments total), one teeth whitening pen, and a desensitizing serum.
For best results, use the whitening pen in between whitening strip treatments. Then apply the desensitizing serum to your teeth after removal to prevent any discomfort/sensitivity.
This bundle is a great option if you are looking for a complete whitening solution. It comes with a bamboo toothbrush, 28 whitening strips (14 treatments), minty whitening powder, and a desensitizing pen.
In addition to one-time purchases, Zimba also offers a subscription service. This service is ideal for customers who want a consistent whitening regimen. You can cancel at any time.
If you choose the subscription service, you’ll receive monthly or bi-monthly shipments of whitening products at a reduced price. You can also change the flavor of your whitening strips before each delivery.
You’ll receive 20% off products with the subscription service. This deal is only available directly on Zimba’s website (not Amazon).
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