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There are many foods and beverages which cause teeth to discolour coffee and tea are two major culprits. Smoking also has a yellowing effect, but even ordinary wear and tear can remove some of the shine from a smile. GlamWhite is a company operating from London which sells various teeth whitening products for home use. All products have been developed in a cooperation of highly qualified dentists and leading gel manufacturing labs. A basic kit consists of whitening gel and applicators, which ensure that no bleach gets on the lips, while a complete polishing and whitening kit includes the necessary accessories for buffing teeth to remove excess plaque and tartar. Teeth whitening kits which contain natural bleaching gel are safer to use at home. Sodium Bicarbonate is one bleaching agent that is used in gels to avoid toxicity. Even when using a product that is natural, it is very important to follow the instructions that are included. The complete polishing and whitening kit, which GlamWhite offers, includes a whitening pen, along with a battery-operated polisher, cheek retractors, a dental pick and a mouth mirror. This all comes in a zip-up bag and costs about a hundred pounds. A slightly more expensive package, the 'Home Whitening Kit Elite', includes additional items for prolonging the whitening effect and for strengthening the enamel of the teeth. Results from this kit can usually be seen sooner than with the standard kit, and a colour guide for tracking progress is included.