Supersmile Activating Rods

Supersmile Activating Rods
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What is it: Professional Activating Rods clean and condition teeth for maximum whitening results.

Who is it for: Anyone who wants to jump-start the bleaching process.

Why is it different: The Professional Activating Rods work in two ways. First, they clean and condition the surface of the tooth with sodium bicarbonate. Then the synergy between the rods and the Professional Whitening System safely accelerates the whitening process to provide superior whitening results.

How do I use it: Snap open the capsule at the blue line. Place the swab inside the capsule and gently push out the activating gel. Rub the gel across your teeth in a circular motion for 30 seconds. Do not rinse.

From Supersmile.


  • 12 Professional Activating Rods

About Dr. Smigel

About Dr. Smigel

Dr. Smigel

Dr. Irwin Smigel, inventor of the Supersmile Total Oral Care System, is celebrated internationally as the "father of aesthetic dentistry". His clinically developed professional whitening and maintenance system delivers quality oral care and is safe for everyday use. Dr. Smigel is also the founder and current president of the American Society for Dental Aesthetic and a diplomat for the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry.

A visionary dental clinician, Dr. Smigel helped develop the bonding technique in the early '70s. Since then, he's been at the forefront of every major new development, including laminates/veneers, facial structure, and tooth whitening.

In 1994, Dr. Smigel received the Outstanding Contribution to Aesthetic Dentistry Award from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He's written over 110 articles for dental journals and serves on the board of Dentistry Today. His influence is even felt on a global level, having established aesthetic dental societies around the world.

In 2000, New York University established the Smigel Prize in Aesthetic Dentistry. The Smigel Fund was also created by NYU to provide financial assistance to those pursuing careers in the performing arts.

Dr. Smigel is held in the highest regard for his lifelong contributions to aesthetic dentistry, which is the art and science of making your teeth and smile more beautiful. He takes the entire facial structure into consideration when customizing each of his cases. Dr. Smigel was officially recognized in June 2009 by the National Museum of Dentistry, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Museum, in a permanent installation called The Smile Experience—an exhibit which pays homage to his contributions to the field. The exhibit features his case histories of changing facial structure and videos of his remarkable real-life transformations in aesthetic dentistry.

Today, Dr. Smigel maintains a successful cosmetic dentistry practice on Madison Avenue. He treats some of the most recognizable smiles in the country.

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Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 6 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by The best part of the system-- I too am a heavy coffee drinker-- all day, every day. I have used the toothpaste and whitening activator for about 3 years and while I don't have white teeth by any means, I credit these 2 products for at least keeping them from being even more discolored than they are. When the recent TSV included a mouth rinse and whitening rods I was intrigued so decided to give those a try as well and first application of the rod was astounding! I was looking in a mirror and my teeth literally got whiter right before my eyes. I am SO curious to know how much whiter they could eventually be if I used these rods every day or even twice a day, but at nearly $3 per rod that doesn't seem feasible-- not as a long term solution anyway-- and that's the reason I gave this 4 stars instead of 5. Nevertheless I ordered a box of them and I am going to give it a shot for as long as they last! 08-28-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by Did not work as advertised I have been using Supersmile mouth rinse and the tooth paste and saw a slight change in the color of my teeth, mostly the upper. I purchased the rods with the hope that I could get my teeth even more white. I have used 10 rods with no change in the color of my teeth. They just didn't work for me. 11-09-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by No Change I was disappointed with this product. It did not whiten my teeth in conjunction with the dual toothpaste from Dr. Smigel. I used the entire contents to give it a fair chance, but I can't recommend this or the toothpaste. 10-23-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by WOW! WHAT A DIFFERENCE WITH ONE USE! I ordered the tooth paste and acelerator and the mouth wash. Today, the activating rods arrived along with the mouth wash, but the set did not. Curious, I used the mouthwash and found it OK. Then I wanted to see if the rods did anything. BOY, DID THEY! I drink coffee on and off ALL day. It is difficult keeping my teeth white because of that. I used ONE of these rods and saw a DRAMATIC change in the color of my teeth. ONE! The one use was equivalent to 2X a day with the commericial "Professional" strips of using at least four days! I am floored! These are soooooooooooooooooo easy to use! This was far, far, far more than I ever thought the benefit of these rods! And I don't even have the whole "works" yet! I hate using the strips and do so about twice a year....30 minutes x 2 ad infinitum! And the cost of that is MUCH higher! These were awesome, just awesome. Break the seal on the product, insert the long applicator and rub teeth with it. Wait 30 seconds and then brush,. I'm telling you, "WOW"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These will be a staple in my medicine cabinet FOREVER!!!!!!!!! BRING ON THE COFFEE, YOU'VE MET YOUR MATCH! 09-17-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Supersmile Activating Rods/The Super Whitener I started using Supersmile products years ago. I love the cleanness and whiteness they give my mouth and since starting the toothpaste, I also added the Whitening Pre-Rinse and the Activating Rods. I use the Rinse each time I brush and a Rod, once a week. It makes my teeth squeeky clean even before I brush! I used 2 before the last dental check up and my dentist couldn't stop with the compliments!! It'll work for you too! 09-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by the white 'boost' I needed !! I have been on auto-delivery for the Super Smile toothpaste system for several years now and have loved it !! Then with my most recent shipment I received samples of these activating rods. I didn't think I would notice much of a difference because I already considered my teeth to be 'bright white' with using the toothpaste system for years. Boy was I surprised ! With just the first use I immediately noticed a boost of white on my teeth !! Not only was I super impressed, but it was so quick & easy, with absolutely no pain that sometimes occurs with professional whitening systems - and my teeth are sensitive to products, so I feel I am a good test subject. I cannot say enough about this product ! Try it, you will love it ! Please do not discontinue this ever !!! 07-25-13
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