LED Teeth Whitening is a bleaching system that lightens the discolouration of enamel and dentin. You may have seen Laser Whitening being used in shows like Extreme Makeover and America's next top model. The LED Whitening system is used by our celebrity clients at our Clinic very frequently.
Thanks to the LED advanced power teeth whitening system we can help you achieve up to 8 shades whiter in just one hour's appointment.
The LED Teeth Whitening procedure is safe, effective and only performed by our highly qualified dentists. The easy and non-invasive system will lighten your teeth up to eight shades returning them to their beautiful, natural white.
How long does the procedure take?
The complete LED Teeth Whitening procedure takes one hour. The procedure begins with a 10 minute preparation followed by three fifteen minute applications of the gel and LED light.
How does the LED Teeth Whitening procedure really work?
The led activated whitening gel's active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide. As the Hydrogen Peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel bleaching coloured substances while the structure of the tooth is unchanged.
The LED light activates the hydrogen peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth. A study has shown that use of the UV lamp increases the effectiveness of the gel by 26% or more, giving an average improvement of 8 shades.
How long do the results last?
The answer is up to six months, on average. By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter then they were before. To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend flossing, brushing twice daily, and occasional touch-ups with the whitening pen or the Home Teeth Whitening kits. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth brightest and can be ordered for you should you wish to perform the occasional top-up whitening in the comfort of your own home.
Are there any side effects?
In some cases, a small number of patients with sensitive teeth can experience some discomfort during the treatment. The LED light generates minimal heat which is the usual source of discomfort. On rare occasions, minor tingling sensation are experienced immediately after the procedure, but always dissipate. You can also ask your dentist to supply you with anti-sensitivity toothpaste for use prior to treatment.
How many treatments have you performed?
A few thousand to date (3000 approximately in the last 3 years), all of them performed by our leading cosmetic dentists at our Romford Clinic.
Am I suitable for the procedure?
The most common answer is yes, however we always like to perform an initial exam prior to the treatment to make sure that the surface of your teeth is suitable for the treatment.
Fillings and crowns can’t be whitened in the same way, however our experience shows that white fillings and porcelain crowns react very well to the peroxide gel and they appear cleaner and whiter than before.In any case, thanks to our approach we can always match the whitening shade to the shade of your filling or crown.
Is it safe?
Yes. Extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, the product is not recommended for children under 16 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.
Disclaimer: The Hydrogen Peroxide is 6% Concentration as of the new regulations on the 31st October 2012.