You’re sitting down for a first date, a job interview or a business meeting. You’re hoping to impress.
Maybe you’re simply looking at yourself in the mirror. You find yourself smiling with your mouth closed because you’re not confident in your smile anymore.
Is your love of Starbucks Lattes and Coke Zero Sugar doing a number on your teeth, causing them to be stained and yellowish? Has it made you feel insecure during some of life’s most important moments?
Do you find yourself wishing you could whiten your real life teeth like you can on photos?
Don’t let tooth discoloration get you down!
LED teeth whitening may be the solution you’ve been looking for. Keep reading to find out how easy it can be to make those pearly whites white again.
What the What with Whitening?
While it may not work as fast as it does in Photoshop, this teeth whitening hardware has the capability to boost that twinkle in your smile several shades brighter.
But there are plenty of devices and even kinds of toothpaste that do this just as well, right?
Kinds of toothpaste which brand themselves as “whitening” don’t generally contain agents which can actually brighten your teeth (such as bleach and peroxide). They tend to contain special abrasives to polish teeth, and chemicals to get rid of surface level stains.
In layman’s terms, it can help you get rid of some coffee stains from today, but not from the past 5 years.
Now, some whitening toothpaste contains the chemical blue covarine. This chemical when applied twice daily to your teeth for a two to six week period can give the appearance of whiter teeth.
Covarine is like the Wizard of Oz; all flash and no long lasting substance.
White strips tend to be in the same vein as whitening toothpaste; all smoke and mirrors. These plastic strips still only work to remove immediate stains to the enamel (the outer coating of your teeth) rather than changing the color of the tooth itself.
True, they do often include a bleaching agent (hydrogen peroxide), but they mostly use acids to remove the stains from your teeth. Don’t freak out! Your teeth aren’t going to melt or fall out of your mouth tomorrow if you’ve used white strips.
However, the healthiest teeth have little contact with anything acidic. You like and need the enamel on your teeth to protect them from things like acid!
What IS LED Teeth Whitening Then?
Rather than overloading your mouth with bleach or some other acidic solution, the LED teeth whitening process gets a bit more creative.
There is still a gel you need to put on your teeth, but it only contains low amounts of hydrogen or carbamide peroxide. However, rather than your teeth swimming in chemicals, the whitening process is activated and accelerated by a blue light or laser shining on the painted teeth.
Not to get too scientific sounding (too late), but hold onto your hats cause here we go. The light or laser emits a cool, blue light set to a wavelength of somewhere between 480 – 520 nanometers.
Why shine a blue light in your mouth? The thought process behind this is the blue light will speed up the breakdown of hydrogen peroxide, accelerating the bleaching process.
This is more than a casual stain removal, but a whitening of the entirety of your teeth.
Let’s Break It Down
Sounds a little scary and complicated, right? It’s really not. There are two main ways you can do this; have it done professionally through a dentist or use an over the counter product to similar effect.
Let’s break this down step by step to help put your minds at ease about the whole thing.
Seeing a Dentist
Before you do anything like LED teeth whitening, you should consult a dental professional to make sure this procedure is right for you. If you get the go ahead book your appointment and expect the following to happen:
- They’ll figure out the current shade of your teeth. You need something to compare the results to!
- They’ll stick your teeth in a clear gum tray filled with the whitening gel. This is going to keep your mouth open, ensuring the light is hitting all your teeth. Not to mention it makes you look completely ridiculous.
- Get ready to sit there for 20-60 minutes with a blue light shining in your mouth, cause that’s what’s happening next.
- Results will vary based on the potency of the gel, the duration of the session, and of course a number of times you return for more!
Don’t expect to go from parchment yellow to movie star white in one session. Your teeth will become brighter, but the end result will depend on how stained your teeth were, to begin with.
It’s close to being miraculous, but not quite there.
DIY LED Teeth Whitening
You will certainly find faster results with a dentist. However, if you’re trying to save some cash so you can pay for your Netflix account this month, then try a DIY at home LED teeth whitening procedure.
Already made instafamous by the likes of Khloe Kardashian and Nick Cannon these at home versions are easy to use (if the Kardashians can figure one of these out, so can you!).
A typical set will include the following:
- A clear mouth guard
- Whitening gel (usually includes enough for several uses)
- Attachable blue light
Similar to the dentist visit, all you need to do is as follows:
- Fill the clear mouth guard with the whitening gel
- Attach the blue light to the mouth guard
- Set the guard in your mouth, and leave there for as long as directed
Generally, you’ll want to do this once a day for seven to ten days in order to see a significant change in teeth coloration.
How long will it last? Well, that depends entirely on your drinking habits. Consuming large amounts of beverages known to stain teeth (coffee, tea, cola, etc) is going to lessen the long-term effect of the treatment.
If you stick to conservative amounts of coffee and the like, then you’re looking at about 3 months of a brighter shine.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Like any treatment for anything, there is some potential for things to not go as planned. Thankfully, when it comes to LED teeth whitening, the side effects are minimal.
The most you’ll experience post-treatment would be a sore throat, sensitive teeth, and swollen gums. Do be sure to keep the gel off of your gums in order to help prevent inflammation.
If you know you have extra sensitive gums or teeth, be sure you speak to a dentist beforehand. Also check in with your dentist before doing this to yourself if you have fillings, caps, implants, or a bridge.
Keep Up on Your Oral Health
Think about doing your laundry. You’ve got a load of whites and your adding in bleach to keep those whites looking fresh.
Do you still add detergent? of course! Bleach doesn’t clean the clothes, it only makes it brighter. The same is true for your teeth; LED teeth whitening treatments only whiten your teeth, it doesn’t clean them.
This is a whitening regime you perform in addition to your regular dental care (daily brushing and flossing).
Let’s Get Innovative…
Are you ready to brighten your smile and feel more confident during those important moments in your life?
Then our Innovative LED teeth whitening kit is exactly what you’re looking for. Marvel as your teeth become up to 12 shades brighter after only six applications.
Unlike many other LED teeth whitening kits, you won’t need to sit on your couch for 20+ minutes with a blue light shining in your mouth. Thanks to the 6-bulb LED light, the process only last five minutes a day.
The gel included in the kit is designed especially to protect your teeth’s enamel and falls well within the guidelines outlined by the ADA and FDA. Our special gel even creates a protective shell around your teeth, protecting them from future stains!
On the Go Tho…
Is five minutes too long to wait for whiter teeth? How about thirty seconds?
For an even more affordable and faster solution, check out our Teeth Whitening Pen. All you do is twist it, smile, brush on, wait thirty seconds and close your mouth. Now, everybody has time for that!
Throw it in your purse for emergencies, and call it good.
What are you waiting for? It’s time for you to find a smile you can be proud to call your own.
Find the Innovative Whitening Kit and other great teeth whitening products at the Smile Supply Co.