For their three-part series “The Truth About At-Home LED Teeth Whitening Kits,” Fashion Times turned to Dr. Joseph Banker, their resident smile expert, to ask about the safety and effectiveness of these kits. In the first installment of the series, Dr. Banker reveals the cause of this new craze and gives advice on choosing the best kit for your needs.
When asked why LED light teeth whitening has become so popular, Dr. Banker explained that unlike previous in-office whitening lights that were halogen and could cause sensitivity, the newer, high-powered technology of the LED light kits produce less heat with higher light output. The LED lights cause less sensitivity and can accelerate the whitening process, but Dr. Banker reminds readers that no at home kit can compare to the strength, safety and results of in-office LED lights.
While Dr. Banker concedes that LED at-home whitening kits are safe and that the included timer helps patients apply the product for the correct amount of time, he insists that it’s just not as effective as in-office treatments. He’s unaware of light activated ingredients in at-home kits, and it’s doubtful that the small amount of heat a battery-operated LED light generates is enough to accelerate whitening. Furthermore, at-home kits don’t provide protection to the gums like in-office treatments do, and at-home kits can lead to increased teeth sensitivity.
Read the entire article here and look forward to the next installment of the series where Dr. Banker reveals the realistic results you can expect from at-home LED whitening kits. If you’re considering teeth whitening, your best option is to consult with Creative Dental and find the best in-office teeth whitening treatment for your specific needs. The popularity of at-home LED whitening kits doesn’t increase their safety or effectiveness, no matter what celebrity you see using them.