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How Does LED Technology Whiten My Teeth?

When it comes to whitening your teeth, you have plenty of options, from toothpaste to gel strips to mouthwash. It is important to note, however, that not all products are created equal. There How Does LED Technology Whiten My Teeth?

In terms of whitening your teeth, you have plenty of options, from toothpaste to gel strips to mouthwash. It is important to note, however, that not all products are created equal. There are some products that can take weeks to work, and some (such as DIY methods) can do more harm than good. In order to achieve a dazzling smile in a short period of time, Wicker Park Dental’s Dr Jin Young Maeng recommend LED technology.


How LED technology whitens your teeth

Teeth whitening options in the past included toothpaste, one-size-fits-all strips, custom trays, and hydrogen peroxide-based bleaching gels. A whitening treatment plan now includes LED technology as a result of the advancement in dental technology. 

Here at Urban Smiles Dental, we use the Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed system to brighten your teeth by up to eight shades. A single one-hour appointment consists of three 15-minute sessions, and LED technology plays a crucial role in the efficiency of this system.

As part of the whitening process, we thoroughly prepare your mouth and carefully protect your delicate gum tissue. After your gums are protected, we apply a bleaching agent to your teeth, and then the LED light is applied. LED lights are aimed at your teeth, and their energy speeds up the chemical reactions that whiten your teeth.

LED light technology speeds up the whitening process, and the whitening gel itself is more effective than over-the-counter whitening products. By combining LED activation with whitening gel, your teeth will be brightened and lifted of stains. 

Benefits of professional teeth whitening 

Zoom teeth whitening offers efficiency and effectiveness without a doubt. You won’t have to spend hours each day preparing at-home trays or applying whitening strips because the treatment only takes an hour.

Professional teeth whitening also has the following benefits:

  • To reduce post-treatment sensitivity, apply the desensitizing gel 
  • Knowing you are receiving only safe whitening treatments gives you peace of mind 
  • Self-esteem is increased

Regular dental cleanings, a good at-home oral care routine, and periodic touch-ups can help you keep your pearly whites. Whenever you consume stain-causing foods or beverages, be sure to rinse your mouth with water and brush your teeth as soon as possible. 

Make an appointment for your dream smile consultation today

You can achieve your dream smile by scheduling a consultation with us. Perhaps you would like to combine treatments, such as Invisalign® and Philips Zoom whitening. Perhaps teeth whitening won’t achieve the results you expected. It is only recommended to those who meet certain criteria for teeth whitening since not all teeth respond to whitening treatments. For instance, whitening does not work on crowns and veneers. 

In your whitening consultation, Dr Jin Young Maeng will discuss your aesthetic goals as well as your overall dental health. We provide other stain-eliminating options even if LED whitening treatments are not right for you. The shade of your teeth can be permanently improved by veneers, even if you have stubborn stains.

Looking to enhance your smile with professional whitening treatments and LED-activated whitening treatments? You’ll fall in love with your smile again when you book an appointment at Urban Smiles Dental in Wicker park.



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