Since 2014, Hismile has established a social media presence that’s pretty hard to miss. With endorsement from celebrities such as the Kardashian family, Conor McGregor, and more, the question ‘Does Hismile work?’ is becoming a common conversation for dentists all around the world.
Over the past few years, Hismile has released a revamped iteration of their product range that features all-new whitening and oral care ingredients. This range boasts a long list of benefits that also include a clinical trial confirming ‘instant whitening results after a single 10-minute treatment’.
So here, we’re going to break down the complexities of the Hismile PAP+ Teeth Whitening Kit, and talk about how it actually works and what Hismile has achieved with their latest formulation.
Firstly, how is it different from traditional methods? Typical whitening procedures contain a peroxide-based formulation that utilises the effects of either hydrogen or carbamide peroxide to oxidise tooth stains into lighter coloured compounds. Peroxide whitening treatments have been around for quite some time, and although they are effective, they can sometimes result in unwanted side effects.
These effects are most commonly tooth hypersensitivity (often referred to as ‘zingers’), and soft tissue (gum) irritation. Whitening at the dentist can definitely mitigate these side reactions, but not always guarantee they won’t occur.
This is where Hismile sought to make a change by developing whitening products that didn’t come with the risk of adverse effects. To achieve this, they have found an alternative ingredient to hydrogen or carbamide peroxide, that still produces an effective whitening result. The ingredient is called Phthalimidoperoxycaproicacid… or PAP for short.
What makes PAP unique is that it whitens teeth in a very similar way to Hydrogen Peroxide, however, it does not affect the tooth's natural structure and is not classified as a skin irritant. This means, PAP exclusively reacts with tooth stains without causing the loss of minerals, triggering tooth sensitivity or damaging the soft tissue in your mouth.
In addition to PAP, Hismile has also included a synthetic mineral called hydroxyapatite, which works to replace the essential minerals back into your tooth for stronger enamel. Along with Hydroxyapatite, Hismile has a third key ingredient called Potassium Citrate which helps relieve any pre-existing sensitivity you may suffer from. These 3 key ingredients together make up Hismile’s patented PAP+ formulation, which is found in their teeth whitening kit, mouthwash, toothpaste and strips.
Teeth Whitening Kit:
The Hismile PAP+ Teeth Whitening Kit offers one of the safest ways to whiten from home without the concern of pain and sensitivity. The kit comes with 6 individual whitening treatments worth of formula and is housed in their new PAP+ Pods. The PAP+ Pods are an improvement on the previous syringe design and make the whitening experience more convenient and mess-free.
Each whitening treatment with the PAP+ Teeth Whitening Kit takes just 10-minutes and will typically produce an immediate whitening result depending on your starting shade. You may suffer from more severe or stubborn staining, in which we recommend completing a follow up treatment the next night.
Because Hismile’s PAP+ formula produces effective whitening results so quickly, after completing 1-2 treatments you can save your remaining pods to be used every couple of months as a maintenance routine. This stretches the value of your teeth whitening kit from the usual 6 days, to over 6 months.
As for the results from the kit, PAP produces a very natural, bright shade of white. Because the formula does not cause etching or enamel decomposition, it is able to very quickly whiten your teeth to their maximum shade of white whilst still preserving the health of your smile. This method avoids that artificial looking bleach white that can often come with some severe sensitivity and discomfort.
A big thing to consider when whitening is, how long will the results actually last? Well in Hismile’s case, the formula produces very little dehydration during the whitening process which avoids any immediate rebounding in results. Furthermore, PAP is working to oxidise the staining molecules in your teeth to alter them into smaller and lighter coloured compounds, meaning it’s not just affecting the surface stains on your teeth, but the internal ones as well.
So, does the Hismile Teeth Whitening Kit actually work? Yes, and the ingredients are backed by clinical trials. However, it's normal for individual results to vary. Most people see an optimal improvement with just 1 or 2 treatments, while others may need to use more of their treatments initially to achieve desired results.
Hismile has found a way to offer a perfectly safe at-home whitening solution that is still producing highly effective whitening results. The combination of their 3 key ingredients PAP, Hydroxyapatite, and Potassium Citrate, form one of the most advanced at-home whitening formulations available today.
Customs St Dentist lead dentist, Dr Tony Dey, specialises in creating natural looking smiles and providing bespoke treatments, including tooth whitening - to give his patients a perfectly imperfect natural smile.
5 May 2023
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