Do blue lights really help whiten teeth? This is a question that many people have asked, and the answer is yes. Teeth whitening with blue light is a process that uses a blue LED light to activate hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide bleach gel, which helps break down the gel faster and remove stains from teeth. The blue light activates the whitening agent and a chemical reaction begins, which helps to penetrate the tooth enamel, remove existing stains more quickly and efficiently, and provide more intense whitening. At-home blue LED lights do not generate the same UV frequency used in in-office laser whitening, so they won't whiten teeth on their own.
However, when combined with a bleaching agent such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, the blue light acts as a catalyst to accelerate the bleaching process reactions. This allows you to shorten the session or improve the results in the same amount of time. If you have never had your teeth whitened with strong bleach before, it is best to do it in a dentist's office for the first time. They can monitor the progress and effects on your teeth to make sure no damage occurs.
You can buy a blue light teeth whitening kit online or in large stores, pharmacies and other places. It is important to understand that whitening treatment will not change any dental restorations on your front teeth, so you may end up with uneven tones between your teeth. You should ask your dentist what teeth whitening products they recommend based on your personal needs and dental history. The best way to get (and maintain) a professionally whitened smile is to use the custom whitening gel and trays offered by your local dentist and Smile Brilliant.
Or, your dentist can perform an in-office cosmetic teeth whitening procedure with home follow-ups if needed. In conclusion, blue light assisted teeth whitening is an effective way to brighten and whiten your smile. It acts as a catalyst to accelerate bleaching process reactions when combined with a bleaching agent. However, it is important to understand that ultraviolet light alone won't whiten teeth and that you may experience some tooth sensitivity and irritation in the treatment areas after whitening your teeth with a blue light treatment method.