Light Therapy To Heal Gum Recession And Improve Oral Health

Sensitive, bleeding, and receding gums are an indication that your mouth is unhealthy. Not only can this lead to tooth and bone loss, but if action is not taken to correct the situation, bacteria and inflammation will enter the body which can lead to cardiovascular disease, digestive disorders, Alzheimers, obesity, thyroid disease, diabetes, sleep disorders, and even pre-term labor for mothers.

One of the best ways to heal sensitive, bleeding, and receding gums is with light therapy. Studies have shown light therapy:

  • stimulates regeneration in teeth and gums
  • stimulates collagen production (important for both gum and bone health)
  • reduces the number of negative bacteria inside the mouth
  • blue light inactivates several viruses, including the common flu c-virus
  • red light improves blood flow, encourage cellular turnover, increase circulation and repair damaged tissue
  • freshens the breath longer by killing the black-pigmented bacteria that cause halitosis (bad breath)​
  • Improves the mouth microbiome, helping you achieve overall health and wellness

"It's time to ditch the practices our parents grew up with and put preventative practices into our daily lives that will not only improve our smiles, but overall health."  Trina Felber, RN, MSN, Natural Dental Expert

If you struggle with bleeding gums and sensitive teeth, reversing both is possible with LED light therapy.  It has been used by dentists for years, but treatments are expensive, time consuming and cost prohibitive. Until now.


As many as 90% of people around the world suffer from bleeding, receding gums or gums that pull away from the teeth, exposing a vulnerable area where a nerve is exposed. When this happens, your teeth become sensitive to hot and cold temperatures, making eating and drinking painful and unpleasant. 

In severe cases, gingivitis can occur and develop into periodontitis, which is when the gums can become inflamed and red as a result of a bacterial infection. The gum tissue will begin to recede away from the tooth, offering the perfect breeding ground for harmful bacteria.  

Several species of bacteria that cause periodontal disease - known as black-pigmented bacteria - transport hemoglobin into their bodies as an iron source (this is thought to be why they make the gums bleed, by using enzymes that weaken blood vessels), and store the hemoglobin’s dark-colored, photosensitive porphyrin.

Red light therapy is the process of diffusing concentrated wavelengths of natural light using light-emitting diodes (LED) to safely deliver red and near-infrared (NIR) light deep into the skin to the cells, where it triggers a biochemical reaction that allows the mitochondria to use oxygen more efficiently to produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP).

One of the well-documented effects of increased ATP production is improved blood circulation. This creates a positive cycle in which increased blood flow allows more oxygen to reach the cells. Mitochondria, having easier access to oxygen, is then able to increase ATP production even further, stimulating regeneration of both teeth and gum tissue.

And while blue LED light is predominantly used as an effective method for whitening stained and yellowing teeth, scientists at the Forsyth Institute have found that blue light can also be used to selectively suppress certain bacteria commonly associated with destructive gum disease.

“Some of the key bacterial pathogens associated with periodontitis produce and accumulate compounds that are sensitive to light,” said Nikos Soukos, director of the Forsyth Laboratory of Applied Molecular Photomedicine and the principal investigator. “We found that, when exposed to particular wavelengths of light, a percentage of those pathogens was eradicated within seconds.”  

Further, the Journal of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy recently published that light in the blue region of the visible spectrum might be useful in preventing, controlling, or treating periodontitis..

LED light therapy is also effective at eliminating bad breath, by targeting black-pigmented bacteria, the primary cause of halitosis.



Stopping gum recession is imperative in preventing tooth destruction, gum recession, bone degeneration and internal health diseases.  

With red light therapy, you can trigger regeneration of particular parts of the tooth and gum while simultaneously reducing the number of negative bacteria.  

A collection of studies have shown that red wavelengths of light stimulate odontoblast activity, so they produce more tooth matrix proteins and activate pathways associated with tissue repair (blue and green light don’t have this effect). In fact, a wide variety of studies have shown that treatment with red light can reduce dental hypersensitivity after oral surgeries and other treatments in the dentist’s office! And, red light can even partially protect against enamel demineralization from hydrogen peroxide treatments (which should be avoided altogether for this very reason)!

The combination of both red and blue LED light inside the mouth is a powerful tool in preventing future disease.  


The evidence shows that violet/blue (400–470 nm) light is antimicrobial against numerous bacteria, and that it accounts for Niels Ryberg Finsen's Nobel-winning treatment of tuberculosis. Further evidence shows that blue light inactivates several viruses, including the common flu c-virus, and that in experimental animals, red and near infrared light reduce respiratory disorders, similar to those complications associated with coronavirus infection. 

Additionally, red light has been shown to alleviate chronic obstructive lung disease and bronchial asthma.


As you can see, light therapy is an effective way to prevent and heal bleeding, sensitive, and receding gums, regenerate bone, whiten your teeth, and keep your entire mouth healthy. So why not bring the light therapy home... and on-the-go? 

You can do your light therapy when you want and when you need it.  Skip the expensive treatments and go for the at-home, peroxide free light therapy that will heal your mouth while it whitens your teeth.

"The mouth is always exposed to bacteria, sugars, and acids that can form their own biofilm known as plaque.  Red and blue LED light therapy can be an effective way to bust up plaque, destroy harmful bacteria and heal gum tissue on 'as needed basis' in the comfort of your home.  Essentially, you become your own dental hygienist." says Trina

The Primal Life LED Real White Teeth Whitening System  works to reduce the number of negative bacteria while it disperses doses of low-level red light at particular wavelengths to improve blood flow, encourage cellular turnover, increase circulation and repair damaged tissue.

Healing bleeding, sensitive, receding gums at home just got easier and more affordable without the use of damaging and painful peroxide.  The Primal Life Organics Real White Teeth Whitening System combines both red and blue light therapy with REAL WHITE Gels made from olive oil, clays, charcoal, and essential oils to help soothe, cleanse, and heal the gums while strengthening the teeth.

Don't wait for your dentist to tell you that you have gum disease... by then it's too late.  Use the red and blue LED Teeth Whitening Treatments 3-5 days a week and get that natural, white smile, healthy gums, and fresh tasting breath without stepping foot in the dentist office.