No matter how well you care for your teeth, certain lifestyle choices such as regularly drinking coffee and tea as well as genetic factors can have an effect on the color of your teeth as you age.
While there is a variety of teeth whitening methods, over the years , advancements in the field of oral health have improved the teeth whitening process. Advances in dental science have paved the way for techniques that can help even the most discolored teeth return to their natural color. And, this can be done in less time and with less mess.
Light Activated Teeth Whitening Technology
One of the more effective and less invasive methods to whiten teeth is the use of light and heat. The light whitening methods used today are not those of the past that had the potential to damage your teeth and cause increased sensitivity. These new technologies, such as GLO (Guided Light Optics) Technology whiten teeth safely and with no sensitivity.
How Light Activated Teeth Whitening Technology Works
Teeth whitening light treatment works using heat and light together with a hydrogen peroxide gel. First, the gel is applied directly to the teeth. Once the light is applied to the teeth, a reaction between the gel and the light occurs which, in turn, reacts with the tooth enamel to whiten the teeth. The heat accelerates the whitening gel, resulting in a faster, longer lasting whitening. In addition, this method is much less messy than strips, trays or other teeth whitening methods.
Will It Actually Whiten My Teeth?
Teeth whitening success can vary from person to person. Someone who practices regular oral hygiene including brushing, flossing and seeing a dentist regularly will often see their teeth whiten much faster than someone who does not.
Typically, patients see the results of light teeth whitening within two to five applications. And although results are now longer lasting, teeth whitening is not permanent and does require upkeep.
If choosing to whiten your teeth with a light product, it’s best to consult with your dentist first to ensure that you are using the product properly and safely.