“Performed the treatment for two gentlemen yesterday, 29 and 44 years old, both heavy smokers, did first session for 20 minutes and second for 15, same on both. Both experienced 8 shades improvement and are thrilled with the results!”
Teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to instantly improve the way you look, so it’s no wonder that so many people are whitening their teeth today. It involves the removal of stains from the teeth, and there are different ways this can be accomplished. Regardless of the method used, the stains are bleached or whitened in the dentin layer of the tooth which is under the enamel.
There are many different ways people can whiten their teeth, and each of them has pros and cons. Depending on the results one wants, it can be done in as little as 30 minutes or it can take as long as 2 weeks. The two main categories are professional teeth whitening (in-office) or home teeth whitening. Professional bleaching can be done at a dental clinic, spa, salon, teeth whitening kiosk or store, by a mobile teeth whitening professional or by anyone that has been properly trained. There are different professional teeth whitening kits that suit each kind of service provider better.
Teeth whitening lights are an integral component of professional teeth whitening. A blue LED light, plasma light, UV light or a dental laser can be used to accelerate the whitening process by “activating” the peroxide gel, which is why most professional teeth whitening treatments use a light of some sort. The most common light is a blue LED light because it’s the safest and least expensive of them all, while giving the same results as the others.
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The most important component of any teeth whitening treatment is the whitening or bleaching gel, regardless of whether or not a light is used. The gel is what really whitens the teeth. The most common gels, especially outside Europe, are based on hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide because peroxide-based gels give the best results.
You can learn more about the differences between hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide on our website, but the best choice for an in-office teeth whitening procedure is typically hydrogen peroxide, while the best choice for home whitening products is carbamide peroxide. In Europe peroxide concentration limits are so low that special non-peroxide bleaching gels must be used. We have different concentrations of each kind of teeth whitening gel for each kind of use.
Teeth whitening is safe as long as proper procedures and proper kits are used for the type of teeth whitening being performed. We highly recommend that remineralizing gel is used at the end of every teeth whitening treatment, whether done at home or in the office. All our bleaching kits come with step-by-step instructions on their proper use, and we include an extensive professional teeth whitening manual with every teeth whitening package and every first-time wholesale kit order to make sure that anyone using Beaming White products does it safely and effectively.