Teeth Whitening Light Kit

teeth whitening light kits

Teeth whitening light kits are all the rage, but how do you find the right one for you? It’s important that you do your research when looking for a teeth whitening kit as there are a lot of copies of North American brands from overseas circulating the market. Here are a few tips to help guide you with your search:

  1. Know your gel! What is the active ingredient?
    • Hydrogen peroxide – is the fastest acting whitening ingredient, it breaks down faster than carbamide peroxide, which means it releases most of its bleaching power within 60 minutes. In its entirety, this is typically used by dentist or hygienist in a controlled environment due to gum irritation and hyper sensitivity.
    • Carbamide Peroxide – most home whitening products will use carbamide peroxide. Carbamide peroxide breaks down slowly into hydrogen peroxide and urea. This accounts for hydrogen peroxide being approximately 1/3 of its original concentration. So a 12% carbamide peroxide gel is equivalent to about a 4% hydrogen peroxide gel.
    • Sodium Bicarbonate- aka baking soda can only remove surface staining, it will not be able to remove deeper set stains, but it typically does not cause sensitivity. This is not a good option if you are looking to drastically whiten your teeth.
  1. What is the peroxide concentration?
You can get the most significant results in a short amount of time with a higher peroxide percentage. However, with a high peroxide percentage the likelihood of sensitivity increases. Some whitening kits have such a low peroxide percentage that you will to whiten for several days in a row in order to see a noticeable difference.
teeth whitening light kit
The Power Whitening Kit uses a mix of hydrogen and carbamide peroxide, the kit contains the highest peroxide concentration allowable for an over the counter whitening kit. Concerned about sensitivity? We’ve got you! Our teeth whitening gel also contains a desensitizing agent that greatly alleviates sensitivity, so you can get the most significant results fast with zero to minimal sensitivity.
  1. Where is the gel made? Is it registered with your country’s health authorities?
Most whitening gels are sourced from overseas where you can’t vouch for the manufacturing process and validity of its ingredients, it’s important to make sure you use a gel that’s registered with your country’s health authorities (FDA, Health Canada, etc.) This means that the gel ingredients are accounted for and the product is fit to be sold to consumers in your country.
 
Mint Smilebar’s Power Whitening Kit is Health Canada registered and made in North America.
  1. How powerful is the teeth whitening light?

A teeth whitening light won’t whiten your teeth on its own, it’s the gel that whitens your teeth, and the teeth whitening light accelerates the process. The problem is, most teeth whitening lights does not generate enough power in order for it to make a difference. The LED whitening tray used in our Power whitening kit has 16 lights and 3x more powerful than the average LED teeth whitening trays.