The world of dental care is changing and becoming more technologically advanced. People are already paying for professional teeth whitening, but we are seeing a rise in people purchasing kits for home use. Because of this increase, many people have questions about how to teach these kits. This blog post will answer any and all questions you may have about teaching laser teeth whitening kits at home the best way possible!
With that said, let’s get started!
How does it work? Laser tooth whiteners use pulsed light to break down pigments within tooth enamel which causes bleaching of natural stains. The process is completely safe and produces the same results as professional grade whiteners. #1- The most important thing you need to know about laser teeth whitening kits is that they use a professional grade tooth whitening kit for home use, which usually costs between $10-$30.
The paint color has to be removed or lightened before it can be applied to the teeth by using a power tool called a “laser pen”. This paint color (usually blue or yellow), is also referred to as the stain, and can also be removed with moderate amount of effort (usually less than a day). #2- It is important that you take frequent breaks while using bleaching kits because of the intense light that is being used. To do this, take a 15 minute break after every 3 min. of use. This will also help you from getting burned since it is very easy to forget about the light being put on your teeth, and if you leave it on for too long, you can seriously damage your enamel!
Are these bleaching kits safe to use? Overall, yes! However, there are some precautions that must be taken in order to ensure safety. First, make sure you are wearing protective eyewear to protect your eyes from the light. Second, make sure you know what to do in case of a malfunction. Third, be careful when handling the bulb. If it breaks, it is highly likely that you will burn your hand or finger due to the heat of the bulb. Lastly, do not use or buy any laser pen that is not approved by the FDA or the manufacturers website; this is because there have been cases where those pens have overheated and caused serious burns! Below we have listed a few resources for purchasing an approved laser pen:
Here’s How To Fix Your Home Laser Teeth Whitening Kits
After a long day at work, you’ve escaped from the office and are a few minutes away from your driveway. You don’t want to make a complete stop for home for the evening, so you decide to run in and give your teeth instant whitening. After snapping up your purchase at Walgreen’s or Target on impulse, this is what happens:
It looks like it worked since the veneers are definitely whiter. However, there seems to be some sort of gross residue left over that makes it look like there was bubbles underneath the toothpaste…
How long will each kit last? This depends on how often you use them.
You’re not sure if you should keep using it. It might be best just to replace this kit entirely with something more reputable in future trips…
You’ve done the right thing by researching a little bit on the internet, and now you know how to fix your home laser teeth whitening before you replace the whole thing. Here are four tips to help you out:
- Clean the surface of your teeth with hydrogen peroxide
- Brush vigorously with a toothbrush, preferably a sonic one (it will clean better than regular brushes)
- Rinse thoroughly with warm water and dry with a towel or napkin if possible
- Use mouthwash or an antiseptic mouthwash if you have one of these at home to get rid of any leftover residue from the Lemonaide that last night’s pizza might have left on your teeth…
These are just some of the most common things that happen when you use a home laser teeth whitening kit. Did you have any similar experiences? Let us know in the comments section!
Author: Andrea Gonzalez is a full-time freelance writer and blogger from Guam. In addition to writing for various blogs, she also creates her own websites and does content writing for businesses. She’s currently attending college to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts and plans on transferring to another college for Marketing/Advertising Management in the Philippines.