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Is your smile not as white as it once was? If you are considering options to restore your smile to it’s brightest beauty, you may have come across LED light tray whitening kits, especially when you are scrolling through your social media. We realize you may have many questions regarding the treatment, especially “is this product safe?”  At Central Avenue Dental, we have worked together to provide you with the following information to guide your decision on using this LED whitening product vs other professional whitening solutions. 

Tooth discoloration happens gradually over time with the consumption of coffee, soda, wine, smoking, etc. Many companies see the potential in creating a product that will help erase these stains. These kits combine the LED whitening tray with with a whitening gel. The blue LED light has been proven to activate the hydrogen peroxide in your teeth whitening gel. When the interaction happens, the light penetrates the enamel and lifts existing stains. 

It sounds great! But is it safe? Since this product penetrates the tooth’s enamel, it is common for consumers to be skeptical of its effects. Whitening products usually do cause side effects like tooth sensitivity and slight discomfort or irritation of your gums. However, most companies do state that this does not occur with their LED whitening kits. The ingredients in this whitening gel, which include items like: sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, glycerol and more, have been said to be minimal in causing harmful effects. 

LED whitening is a good option for anyone wanting an at home whitening kit to brighten your smile on your own time. It is recommended to consult your dentist before testing any whitening treatments. If you have any questions about LED whitening kits or any of the other teeth whitening options we offer at Central Avenue Dental, call our front desk at 704-900-7301 today! A member of our team will be happy to help determine if this whitening system is the best option for you.

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