Teeth WhiteningWhitelight is a revolutionary ionic teeth whitening system that uses light technology in order to speed up the tooth whitening process.

Laser teeth whitening is one of the latest advancements in teeth whitening technology with the Whitelight ionic teeth whitening system being a step on in that it allows you to use a light tooth whitening treatment in the comfort of your own home.

The ionic teeth whitening process enables you to remove surface and embedded stains caused by smoking, certain liquids and foods. The manufacturers of the ionic teeth whitening system state that the process will lift years of stains in just over 20 minutes and does not leave you with the problem of sensitive teeth.

The manufacturers state that the LED light assists in the deeper penetration of the tooth whitening gel, into the tooth, but there is no mention of the ionic teeth whitening system having any impact on the yellowing of the dentin inside your teeth which is a common reason for tooth discolouration. It is advisable that you seek professional advice as to the suitability of ionic teeth whitening in regard to the discolouration of your teeth.

Unlike professional chair based teeth whitening processes and some other home based whitening products there appears to be no reference made as to how many shades lighter your teeth will be as a result of ionic teeth whitening.

The process of whitening your teeth using the ionic teeth whitening system involves placing teeth whitening gel onto the surface of your teeth using a mouthpiece that fits securely over your teeth. The LED light is said to be harmless and is used for 2 minutes at a time to activate the silver ions which are contained in the tooth whitening gel.

It is stated that the silver ions, once activated, cause the bleaching agent to work faster and to penetrate deeper into the tooth.

As with other teeth whitening products, ionic teeth whitening will not have any impact on prosthetic teeth. Whitening your natural teeth, after having prosthetic teeth, such as crowns and veneers, fitted, could leave you with some very expensive cosmetic dentistry that no longer matches the colour of your natural teeth.

If you want to give it a go the WhiteLight ionic teeth whitening system costs around $30 and comes complete with a light (batteries included), tooth whitening gel, stay white spray, dental tray (mouthpiece) and mixing tip.