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Is the bright blue light the best option to bleach my teeth?

This is a frequent question that many people ask their dentist when they decide to improve their smiles. Many studies have been carried out about the effectiveness of using the light (blue light) during whitening of your teeth.

The result of these studies suggest that there are no benefits in using it. In fact, it can increase the chances of sensitive teeth as the gel used is highly concentrated and it would take up to 5 visits to achieve the desirable shade.

In addition, this gel is activated by a bright blue light which produces heat. This heat might dehydrate the tooth and might be another reason of post treatment pain.

Dental technology is a constantly changing field. Previously light cured whitening systems were found to be more effective as it gave immediate results.

However, non-light activated systems have refined and improved their gel composition, such as Venus White System, which offers the same superior outcomes in terms of teeth colour for prolonged time, but reducing the side effects.

LifeCare professionals are aware of these possible side effects so a new whitening system with no light activation has been introduced in our surgeries.

This product can be used as a single treatment with dentist supervision (in office) followed by a take home whitening kit. The combination of these two treatments ensures the maximum aesthetic results for a prolonged time.
This take home whitening kit also comes with a desensitiser in case of discomfort during the treatment.

Ask your LifeCare dentist about this treatment and show the world your most beautiful smile.

Alternatively, LifeCare also offers Smartbleach light activated bleaching for those who prefer to have the dentist/hygienist complete the teeth whitening process at the clinic.


Researched & written by Victor Hugo Perez Rolando (Dental Laboratory Sup.)

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