Laser vs. LED: What’s the Best Teeth Whitening Method for You?

August 1, 2019
Laser vs. LED: What’s the Best Teeth Whitening Method for You?

What’s the Best Teeth Whitening Method for You?

Want to get a bright white smile, but not sure what teeth whitening method you should go for? Chances are you’re not alone. Teeth whitening procedures these days run the full spectrum from DIY techniques to specialist methods that only dental professionals can pull off. On top of that, each procedure promises a brighter smile to whoever tries them out.

Two of the most sought-after teeth whitening methods are laser whitening and LED whitening. In case you find yourself torn between these two procedures, here’s a handy comparison between laser and LED teeth whitening.


A Quick Comparison of Laser Whitening and LED Whitening for Your Teeth


Laser: Tried and Tested

Laser tooth whitening starts with a thorough cleansing of the teeth. This includes filling in any pre-existing cavities and dealing with the prior buildup of plaque. Your dentist will then fit a rubber or plastic dam over your teeth before applying a gel or whitening solution, with the dam serving to protect the gums. Depending on your clinic, the whitening gel can have a peroxide content of anywhere between 10% and 35%.

Then, your dentist will shine a laser onto the teeth to activate the whitening agent in the gel. This leads to faster and more visible results, in comparison to earlier techniques wherein the teeth were simply soaked in the bleaching solution.

The longer your teeth are exposed to the bleaching gel, the whiter your teeth’s enamel can become. You can also go for additional sessions of laser teeth whitening to achieve your desired results. Any side effects from laser whitening, like sensitivity and gum irritation, often clear up in a day or two.

Laser teeth whitening procedure

Laser teeth whitening procedure

LED: New and Improved

This state-of-the-art teeth whitening technique also uses a gel that contains hydrogen peroxide, together with a custom-fitted dam to protect the gums. It requires thorough cleansing of the teeth beforehand as well. However, it switches out the laser for an innovative LED light to activate the applied gel and jumpstart tooth whitening. This produces marked results in an even shorter time, with a single session lasting only 20 minutes.

In particular, the LED Plasma Light developed by Swedish manufacturer Brilliant SmileTM can whiten teeth by 2 to 9 shades within a single session. This cutting-edge technology does not emit ultraviolet rays either, making it completely safe. The LED teeth whitening offered at the Smile Bar PH also use tooth whitening gel with a hydrogen peroxide concentration of just 6% to eliminate the possibility of abrasions.

LED teeth whitening procedure

LED teeth whitening procedure

LED teeth whitening is incredibly safe and rarely ever leads to side effects. Some customers may feel slight tingling, but this is natural and will disappear within the next 24 hours.

Ultimately, choosing between laser teeth whitening and LED teeth whitening is a matter of preference. It’s also up to you to take care of your teeth and maintain their newfound whiteness once everything is said and done!

Find yourself leaning towards LED teeth whitening? You’ll be pleased to know that Smile Bar PH offers exactly that, and in a comfortable and chic environment to boot! We can also supply you with post-whitening advice and Brilliant SmileTM oral healthcare products for a bright smile that lasts. Book with us now!


Visit our blog for more interesting articles and helpful tips on keeping your teeth at their brightest.

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