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How Does LED Technology Whiten My Teeth?

How Does LED Technology Whiten My Teeth?

From toothpaste to gel strips to mouthwashes, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to whitening your teeth. However, not all products are created equally. Some products can take weeks to work, and some (such as DIY methods) may cause more harm than good. If you’re on a mission to turn your smile into a dazzling one, Dr. Melissa Daza and Dr. Michelle Schwartz of Bucktown Wicker Park Dental want you to know that LED technology can be your best bet for a dazzling smile in a short time. 

How LED technology whitens your teeth

In the not-so-distant past, the only options for whitening teeth included toothpaste, one-size-fits-all strips, custom trays, and bleaching gels made from hydrogen peroxide. Thanks to ever-evolving dental technology, LED technology is now included in whitening treatment plans. 

Here at Bucktown Wicker Park Dental, we use the Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed system to brighten your teeth by up to eight shades. The whole treatment is performed in three 15-minute sessions in a single one-hour appointment, and the key to the efficiency of this system is LED technology.

During the whitening process, we thoroughly prep your mouth and carefully protect your delicate gum tissue. Once your gums are protected, we apply a bleaching agent to your teeth, and then it’s time for the LED light application. The LED light is aimed at your teeth, and the light speeds up the bleaching process because the light energy speeds up the chemical reactions that whiten your teeth.

Not only does the LED light technology speed up the process, but the whitening gel itself is more potent than any over-the-counter whitening products. Together, the LED-activation and the whitening gel work together to lift stains and brighten your teeth. 

Benefits of professional teeth whitening 

There’s no denying that efficiency and effectiveness are two advantages of Zoom teeth whitening. Because the treatment only requires about an hour of your time, you won’t have to sacrifice time each day prepping at-home trays or applying whitening strips.

Other benefits of professional teeth whitening include:

You can maintain your pearly whites with routine dental cleanings, a solid at-home oral care routine, and periodic touch-ups. If you do indulge in stain-inducing foods and beverages, be sure to rinse your mouth with water and brush your teeth as soon as you’re able. 

Schedule your consultation for your dream smile today

Our consultations are the first step toward achieving your dream smile. Maybe you want to combine treatments, such as Invisalign® treatments followed by Philips Zoom whitening. Or maybe, you discover that teeth whitening won’t deliver the results you anticipated. Because not all teeth respond to whitening treatments, we make sure we only recommend teeth whitening to those who meet the criteria. For instance, crowns and veneers don’t respond to whitening. 

During your whitening consultation, Dr. Daza and Dr. Schwartz review your aesthetic goals as well as the overall health of your teeth. Even if whitening treatments with LED technology aren’t right for you, our team guides you with other stain-eliminating options. For instance, veneers can permanently enhance the shade of your teeth, even if you have stubborn stains.

Ready to treat yourself to professional whitening treatments and experience the power of LED-activated whitening treatments? Book your appointment at Bucktown Wicker Park Dental today, and fall in love with your smile again.

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