LED Teeth Whitening

  • What is LED teeth whitening?
  • What happens during the treatment?
  • How long will my teeth stay white?
  • Are there any contraindications?
  • How many treatments are recommended?
  • What should I do before and after the treatment?
  • Are there any side effects?
  • Your smile is important. It’s one of the first things people notice when they meet you and a brighter, whiter smile can help you feel better about yourself and leave a lasting impression. A simple, safe and effective teeth-whitening treatment in Melbourne Clinic can rejuvenate your smile and increase your confidence, personally and professionally. There are many different reasons people require Smile Solutions. Teeth discolour due to ageing, coffee, tea, red wine, tobacco, certain types of medication, excessive amounts of Fluoride and the consumption of Tetracycline as a child. All of these can contribute to your teeth not looking as white and bright as they should. This teeth whitening treatment is very popular because the procedure takes less than an hour, and results can be seen instantly.

    What is LED teeth whitening?

    LED teeth whitening is one of the newest and fastest methods available for teeth whitening. Medix Skincare & Laser Clinic in Melbourne offers such advanced treatments that reduce the overall cost and time. It involves using a beam of special visible light and applying bleaching agents like Hydrogen peroxide or Carbamide peroxide gel on the tooth enamel. At Medix clinic, we provide the latest and highly effective teeth whitening solutions (Hydrogen peroxide) for people seeking instant results. When you get your teeth whitened, Hydrogen peroxide is what actually whitens them. Even if you are using Carbamide peroxide it must first break down into Hydrogen peroxide in order to whiten your teeth. Hydrogen peroxide works much better than Carbamide peroxide.

    What happens during the treatment?

    The treatment begins by applying specially formulated whitening gel on the tooth enamel. Using LED lamp emitting cold blue light with a wavelength of around 465 nanometers activates the gel. The structure of the tooth is not changed; only the tooth is made lighter and whiter. Fillings, Crowns, and Bonding will not lighten. Hydrogen peroxide solutions are great for removing most common stains (red wine, coffee, and tea, tobacco, aging, etc). However, other types of stains, such as those caused by antibiotics or discolouration at birth, are difficult to whiten. The result will vary depends on a multitude factors such as how well the person’s enamel reacts to peroxide and the number of treatments performed. It also depends on the kind of gel (Carbamide peroxide, Hydrogen peroxide), and the concentration of the teeth whitening gel that is used. Teeth Whitening gel will only whiten natural teeth. Artificial dental, crowns, bonding, caps, veneers, bridges or composite fillings do not respond to bleaching. Most people will get impressive results while a few will get less dramatic results. Some people’s teeth cannot really be whitened at all, such as those that were stained by the Antibiotics such as Tetracycline or Fluorosis. To complement your in-chair treatment, you may also be provided with an at-home kit to enhance your results even further and extend the longevity of your new whiter smile.

    How long will my teeth stay white?

    Teeth whitening results can last for years depending on how the teeth are treated afterward. People who don’t smoke, drink coffee/ tea/red wine and have good dental health habits see little to no change in the whitening effect for up to two years after treatment. By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend flossing and brushing twice daily.

    Are there any contraindications?

    Pregnant or lactating women.
    People with periodontal disease including gingivitis or gums in poor condition.
    People who wear braces or who had their braces removed less than 6 months ago.
    People who recently had oral surgery.
    People with decaying teeth or exposed roots.
    People with open cavities.
    People with a history of allergic reactions to peroxide
    People under the age of 16

    How many treatments are recommended?

    Depending on the shade of your teeth and the shade you wish to achieve, the gel may be reapplied two or three times during your appointment with each session lasting approximately 15 minutes. It is important for you to understand that every individual’s teeth respond is unique to bleaching and whitening products. Some people will see dramatic results in before and after teeth whitening treatment in a short time; others will see little results or need lengthier treatment to achieve desired results. To Maintain the result we recommend get this treatment 2-3 times a year.

    What should I do before and after the teeth whitening treatment?

    Since we cannot predict the effectiveness of the whitening agent if restorations are planned for the anterior (front) part of your mouth it is advisable to accomplish the whitening first to see what degree of shade is achieved, and then match the new restorations to the whitened teeth. You will need to plan to wait three weeks after bleaching before starting these restorative procedures.

    Are there any side effects?

    Some people may experience sensitivity during and after the procedure and it varies from person to person depending on the condition of the teeth. Reasons for sensitivity could be Fine cracks in the teeth, Grinding and Toothbrush abrasion (enamel wear). Most people only have mild sensitivity for a maximum of 10 hours however it could last up to 48 hours for the others.