Laser Teeth Whitening Vs. LED Teeth Whitening

April 20, 2022

Looking for a bright, white smile but you’re unsure which teeth whitening method to choose? Don’t worry, you are not alone! From DIY techniques to specialist methods that only dental professionals can provide, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to whitening your teeth. Two highly sought-after teeth whitening methods are teeth whitening using a laser and LED whitening. If you’re stuck between these two options, here’s a handy comparison between LED and laser teeth whitening.

Comparing laser teeth whitening to LED whitening

Tried and Tested: Laser Teeth Whitening

Laser teeth whitening starts by thoroughly cleansing your teeth. This includes filling any cavities and dealing with plaque buildup in the mouth. Your dentist fits a rubber or plastic dam over your teeth, after which they apply a whitening solution with the dam there to protect your gums. Depending on your teeth whitening salon, the whitening gel can have a peroxide content of between 10% and 35%.

Your dentist will then shine a laser onto your teeth to activate the whitening gel’s active agent. This leads to faster, more visible results compared to earlier whitening techniques involving soaking teeth in bleaching.

The longer the bleaching gel is in contact with your teeth, the whiter the enamel can become. Also, you can go for additional sessions to achieve the results you want. There are side effects from laser whitening, like sensitivity and gum irritation, but these often clear up in a few days.

New and Improved: LED Teeth Whitening

A state-of-the-art teeth whitening technique that also uses a gel containing peroxide, together with a custom-fitted dam to protect your gums. This will require a thorough cleaning of the teeth beforehand, as with laser whitening. LED teeth whitening uses innovative LED light technology instead of laser, which activates the gel and jumpstarts the teeth-whitening process. This will produce marked results faster than laser whitening, and a single session lasts only 20 minutes.

The LED Plasma Light we use in our treatments, developed by Swedish manufacturer Brilliant Smile™, can whiten your teeth by more than two shades in a single session. This cutting-edge technology emits zero ultraviolet rays, making it a completely safe treatment to undergo as many times as needed. We use a tooth whitening gel that contains a hydrogen peroxide concentration of just 6%. This eliminates the possibility of abrasions.

LED teeth whitening is remarkably safe and rarely leads to any side effects. Some clients might feel slight tingling, but this is natural and usually disappears within 24 hours.

Choosing between these teeth whitening options is a matter of which you’d prefer. It’s up to you to take care of your teeth, and maintaining their newfound brightness.

If you’re leaning towards LED teeth whitening, you’ll be happy to hear that The Smile Bar offers exactly that! We can also supply you with post-whitening advice and Swedish oral healthcare products from Brilliant Smile™ for a brighter smile that lasts. Book with us now!

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