Patented Heat Technology vs. Teeth Whitening Strips: A Clinical Trial
When whitening strips were first introduced in the market, they created a huge hype and became a widely used over-the-counter teeth whitening product. On the other hand, many celebrities and influencers appeared on their social accounts, showing off fancy, illuminating mouthpieces that created a massive trend.
As a result, many companies tried to capitalize on the higher demand for a brighter smile. They all claim to be safe, effective, and easy to use, but they’re not all created equally. Here’s where clinical studies step in to refine the products flooding the market regarding efficacy, convenience, and user experience. They aim to help dental professionals guide patients toward reliable and safe at-home whitening solutions.
In this blog, we explain one of these clinical studies. It examined a renowned brand of teeth whitening strips and an at-home whitening device. Continue reading for insights to help you make informed recommendations to your patients that’ll reinforce your in-office treatments.
GLO At-Home Teeth Whitening Vs. Teeth Whitening Strips
In this clinical trial, the efficiency of the GLO At-Home Teeth Whitening System is pitted against Crest 3D White Whitening Strips Advanced Vivid. Both systems boast convenient at-home applications, but how do they measure up in terms of efficacy?
In a randomized clinical trial, two parallel groups tested the two whitening systems under the same circumstances. The group using the GLO Device did four 8-minute whitening sessions and applied fresh whitening gel before every session. On the other hand, the Crest 3D Whitestrips applied their strips every day for 30 minutes.
The trial was for ten consecutive days, and the teeth shades were determined with the Vita Shade Guide at three different stages: the baseline before starting the trial, Day 5, and Day 10.
Results and User Feedback
The results showed a compelling difference. The data presented indicates that, on average, the GLO device consistently produced a shade of brightness one level higher compared to the whitening strips within the same timeframe. GLO At-Home Teeth Whitening Device users showed an average change of 4.8 shades compared to Crest 3D White strips users' 3.7 shades after ten days.
Remarkably, 100% of GLO users expressed satisfaction, reporting no pain or cold sensitivity. An impressive 86% affirmed their willingness to recommend the GLO At-Home Teeth Whitening Device to friends and family.
These results not only support the effectiveness of the GLO device but also highlight the importance of taking user experience into account when recommending teeth whitening solutions. Although whitening strips are commonly used and boast high safety and convenience, you can’t entirely rely on them.
It is advisable to recommend at-home whitening as a follow-up to professional teeth whitening for optimal results. Providing patients with a reliable and efficient device that mirrors their experience in your office can strengthen their connection with your practice, fostering loyalty and trust.
For an in-depth exploration of the study, delve into the detailed results here.