Whitening Strips Are Out, Whitening Systems Are In
Nothing can replace the value of a healthy, confident smile. On the other hand, nothing can diminish your sense of confidence quite like discolored, unattractive teeth.
This explains why more than 40 million people in the United States use teeth whitening products every year. We all want to achieve “red carpet ready” smiles without the hassle, and products like Crest Whitestrips were developed to meet that need.
But the first Whitestrips were introduced in 2001. It’s been almost two decades- we’re wiser now! We understand that slathering hydrogen peroxide over our teeth isn’t the right solution. Whitening strips are out; natural LED whitening systems are definitely in.
Whitening Strips: Yesterday’s Technology
White strips are quickly becoming as outdated as your mom’s VCR, and your grandmother’s corded wall phone. Though it’s true that whitening strips like Crest 3D White made at-home teeth whitening accessible to average Americans, they’re no longer the easiest or most effective choice.
Whitening strips are made from thin, flexible plastic pieces coated in a thin layer of whitening gel. They’re designed to be pressed against each tooth’s surface and held in place while the active ingredient penetrates the teeth and lightens stains. When applied daily over two to three weeks, white strips can indeed brighten and whiten teeth.
Dentists even offer “Supreme” white strips with higher concentrations of hydrogen peroxide, the active ingredient used to trigger the whitening process. This sounds great for heavily stained teeth, but the complications of white strips tend to outweigh the benefits. Studies and customer reviews alike reveal that continual or extensive use of whitening strips can endanger tooth health in many different ways.
The Dangers of Using Whitening Strips
Whitening strips can successfully whiten your teeth, but at what cost? You shouldn’t have to sacrifice the health and longevity of your teeth just to remove unsightly stains.
Whitening Strips Use Abrasive Bleaching Chemicals
Carbamide peroxide is the main ingredient in most standard teeth whitening products. It breaks down into hydrogen peroxide, which is meant to pass into tooth enamel and reverse discoloration by breaking down stain molecules.
Unfortunately, that process is a double-edged sword. Hydrogen peroxide can’t pass into tooth enamel without also causing damage. In the case of whitening strips, a growing body of research indicates significant complications:
- Increased porosity of surface enamel
- Loss of minerals from teeth
- Destruction of balance oral biome
- Loss of calcium, leading to thin and brittle teeth
- Gum irritation
Keep in mind that hydrogen peroxide is potent enough to pierce through enamel and directly into the deeper layer called dentin. Nearly 95% of all protein collagen is stored in dentin; if hydrogen peroxide compromises that collagen, your teeth become brittle and fragmented.
Somehow, despite so many known dangers, the ADA still considers this a safe way to brighten teeth. The European Union and Canada’s governmental body are a bit wiser- they both classify hydrogen peroxide as a toxic substance when used in the mouth.
Unbearable Sensitivity Issues
Dental professionals commonly recommend in-office whitening treatments using a 35% concentration of peroxide, plus at-home whitening products containing up to 20% carbamide peroxide. These intense concentrations deliver rapid whitening results, but at the steep price of unbearable tooth sensitivity.
Tooth sensitivity is the most common and painful side effect of traditional tooth whitening. Whitening strips cause painful sensitivity because the peroxide must penetrate your hard tooth structure and expose nerves in order to remove the molecules responsible for dark, stubborn stains. The more frequently you use white strips, the thinner and weaker your teeth become.
We’ve all experienced general sensitivity “zings” when eating something too hot or cold, but sensitivity as a result of tooth whitening is more intense. It’s a gut-wrenching feeling that can happen when air blows across your teeth or your accidentally knock a fork prong against a tooth.
A quick Google search for “tooth whitening sensitivity” will show you that this problem is widespread, yet for some reason we keep trusting traditional whitening strips and accepting painful sensitivity as an unavoidable cost of beauty.
Why You Should Consider an LED Whitening System
Don’t worry, you don’t need to abandon your hopes of whiter teeth just because whitening strips threaten the integrity of your mouth. Choose a natural whitening system that uses ingredients with the power to simultaneously enhance your smile and improve your oral health!
What Is an LED Teeth Whitening System?
LED lights, or “light emitting diodes”, produce light in a unique way. They manage to generate extremely bright light without the wasted heat energy created by most other light sources. From the second that LED lights turn on, they function with high efficiency and low heat, making them the perfect catalyst to the whitening process.
An LED teeth whitening system like Primal Life Organic’s Light Activated Teeth Whitening System combines the power of LED lights with peroxide-free ingredients to deliver results you never thought possible. It’s a safe, effective, and portable way to keep your teeth clean, white, and strong.
Simple, Quick, and Convenient
LED teeth whitening couldn’t possibly be simpler, safer, or more affordable! To be honest, it also makes whitening your teeth fun. All you need to do is connect your LED whitener to your smartphone or USB port. This instantly powers it up as you insert the flexible mouthpiece into your mouth and rest your teeth lightly.
You only need to use the LED system for 15-20 minutes a day, so wash dishes, read, fold laundry, or enjoy your favorite Netflix show while LED lights work their magic. Simply remove your mouthpiece, rinse with warm water, and repeat three to four times per week.
No messy strips, no frustrating trays, and no pain!
Zero Chemicals, Toxins, or Bleaches
It’s important to remember that LED light technology can’t maximize teeth whitening on its own. You also need to apply a peroxide-free alternative like this activated charcoal gel. As soon as the LED light interacts with the whitening gel on your teeth, the real action happens.
You can enjoy all of the perks of an LED system without surrendering to harsh chemicals, toxins, or bleaches. A peroxide-free alternative like Real White it possible to remove stains without any of the nasty side effects associated with peroxide.
Natural Ingredients That Serve a Purpose
Real White Teeth Whitening Gel is formulated with the very best natural ingredients to improve nearly every aspect of your oral health.
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil creates a strong base for this whitening gel. It also nourishes and protects gum tissue.
- Bentonite Clay offers powerful detoxification properties. Negatively charged ions attract positively-charged toxins and heavy metals and draw them out of the mouth. This makes bentonite clay is the exact opposite of peroxide bleaches! It enhances your oral health as you whiten instead of leaving your teeth brittle and sensitive.
- Essential Oils like peppermint, tea tree, wintergreen, cinnamon, roman chamomile, and lavender help this natural whitening gel smell and taste incredible. Every essential oil offers powerful antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties to revitalize and restore your oral health.
- Activated Charcoal quickly absorbs plaque and other unwanted compounds that stain your teeth. By binding to the toxins and pulling them out of your mouth, activated charcoal helps leave your teeth much brighter and whiter than before.
How can whitening strips compete with an entire whitening system designed to support, enrich, and optimize your overall oral health? Here’s the easy answer- they can’t!
Whole Mouth Benefits
The Primal Life Organics LED teeth whitening system effectively removes stains from coffee, tea, red wine, berries, smoking, and other foods that cause discoloration of the teeth- but the benefits don’t stop there! A natural LED teeth whitening system also supports a wide range of oral health benefits thanks to the powerful combination of natural ingredients and red and blue light.
As you kick your yellow teeth to the curb, you also nurture healthier teeth and gums. First, the whitening gel is formulated to replace lost minerals in your tooth enamel. With four to five treatments a week, you can steadily restore minerals for stronger, sturdier, less sensitive teeth.
But that’s not all- the activated charcoal in this whitening gel also detoxifies your gum tissue as it absorbs plaque and toxins and removes them from your mouth. This not only establishes a better oral biome but also gives your immune system a chance to bulk up and do its job.
Meanwhile, the red and blue LED lights serve their own therapeutic purposes by killing bad bacteria and stimulating tissue turnover and blood flow. No standard hydrogen peroxide whitening strips can come close to delivering so many oral benefits at one time.
Common LED Teeth Whitening FAQs
What else are you wondering about this natural, super-powerful whitening system?
Is LED Teeth Whitening Kid Friendly?
Yes! You won’t find a peroxide whitening strip in the world that is safe for your 6, 8, or 10 year old child, but our natural LED teeth whitening system is 100% kid friendly.
Even the whitening gel is completely safe if accidentally ingested. The only recommendation I make is to monitor your children during their first few uses to make sure they don’t bite through the tooth tray.
Does LED Teeth Whitening Cause Sensitivity
No, absolutely not! That is one of the core defining differences between peroxide-based white strips and LED whitening systems. The oil-based paste ingredients are gentle on your delicate gum tissue and teeth. There is no "stinging" of your gums or "icing" of your teeth like you might experience with peroxide gels.
What’s the Best Treatment Plan?
Your best personal treatment plan depends on the condition of your teeth, but I generally recommend 20 treatments of 15-20 minutes within a four week timeframe to achieve maximum results. If your teeth are heavily stained and require more aggressive action, you can use your LED whitening device up to 30 minutes per day, five days per week. Over time, it’s okay to decrease the frequency of weekly sessions to maintain your results.
How Does Red and Blue Light Therapy Help My Mouth?
The unique LED teeth whitening system offered by Primal Life Organics harnesses the power of color, too. Blue light and red light shine on the teeth and gums for additional therapeutic purposes.
Blue light kills bacteria that causes gingivitis, which keeps the mouth and gums healthier and stronger. Red light accelerates the healing of gum tissue by increasing blood flow and decreasing inflammation in tissues. There’s no other whitening system that can claim to simultaneously whiten your teeth and improve your oral health!
Tips For Using Peroxide-Free Charcoal Gel
Since a peroxide-free charcoal gel is formulated with olive oil and natural ingredients instead of emulsifiers and preservatives, it may need some help blending together before use. This is as simple as tightening the syringe and shaking it. Recap after each use and store in a cool, dry place.
Is LED Teeth Whitening Safe For Dental Work?
Yes! The LED Lights and whitening gel are both gentle and non-toxic, so you can use them with crowns, veneers, fillings, and all other forms of dental work. You might even notice some surface stains disappear during the whitening process, but it will never compromise color or whiten dental work beyond their original color. LED teeth whitening is even safe with braces.
Can LED Whitening System Help Halitosis?
Halitosis is bad breath, which is an overgrowth of bad bacteria. So many people suffer from halitosis because traditional oral care and whitening products destroy the balance of the oral biome and give bad bacteria the opportunity to take over.
My LED whitening system nurtures good bacteria while eliminating the bad bacteria causing your nasty breath. As soon as your oral biome finally has a chance to balance out, you’ll experience fresh, healthy breath without embarrassing halitosis. So here’s your warning: If you want to keep your rancid morning breath, don’t use this LED system!
Can This System Be Used For Pregnant Women?
This is so much more than a “yes” or “no” question. Of course, the answer is yes, the LED whitening system can be used safely by pregnant women, but it’s important to understand exactly why this whitening system is actually essential to the oral health of pregnant and postpartum women.
As your baby grows and develops in your womb, she relies on you for everything she needs. This includes minerals for her teeth and bones. If you don’t replenish your own supply of minerals during this process, you’ll end up with brittle and sensitive teeth as a result.
My LED teeth whitening system is one of the few ways that pregnancy and postpartum women can replace minerals directly into the saliva instead of into the bloodstream. The red LED light also supports oral health during pregnancy by increasing blood flow to the gums, accelerating gum tissue healing, and improving cell turnover for regeneration.
What’s the Best Toothpaste To Use With an LED Whitening System?
Technically the answer is “none”- toothpaste isn’t your best choice at all. Tooth powder is your better option. I call toothpaste “toxi-paste” because it’s no better for your mouth than harsh hydrogen peroxide whitening strips. Standard toothpaste is formulated with fluoride, triclosan, and other ingredients shown to threaten your physical health and compromise your teeth and gums.
Tooth powder is entirely different! It’s formulated with earthen clay and other natural ingredients that actively clean, neutralize acids, and create a healthy environment inside your mouth that supports the growth of good bacteria while inhibiting the bad.
These are a few of the main benefits of tooth powder- you can’t make these claims about standard toothpaste, now can you?
- Strengthens your teeth and enamel
- Fights off harmful bacteria while protecting healthy bacteria
- Reduces and prevents sensitivity by remineralizing teeth
- Protects gums from decay and infection by fighting plaque and reducing inflammation
- Neutralizes bad breath instead of hiding it
Since tooth powder also contains ingredients like activated charcoal, it helps maintain your white teeth and remove any potential stains before they have a chance to settle into your tooth enamel.
It won’t take long before you start to notice your teeth feel cleaner, stronger, and look whiter. These positive changes are able to occur because your Dirty Mouth® Toothpowder is actually remineralizing your teeth, stripping away impurities, and improving the overall health of your mouth.
The Bottom Line: Toss Your White Strips In the Trash
White strips were exciting when they first hit the market. We saw them as a quick and convenient way to whiten our teeth without relying on a dentist… but then the side effects and dangers became clear. Sensitivity. Brittle Teeth. Damaged gums. Though traditional whitening strips have forced the notion that “beauty is pain”, it doesn’t have to be that way!
LED teeth whitening systems are superior to whitening strips in every way. When you combine LED lights with Real White gel, you not only remove stains and brighten your teeth, but you also enhance and strengthen your overall oral wellness. You deserve to use oral care products that protect your teeth and gums instead of compromising their integrity.