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Blue-light cosmetic teeth whitening is an emerging technology in the United States and European countries, using a specific blue-light spectrum to catalyze and decompose the pigment of teeth. In the meantime, effectively remove the pigment of teeth deep down to achieve decolorization. We provide professional and reliable products by our world-renowned technology and whitening gel, which fully comply with US FDA and CE comply to standards. Our products effectively improves the cosmetic appearance of teeth by whitening them up to 3-8 shades in 30 minutes without any side-effect. 99% of our customers comment that this technology is entirely safe and effective, causing no teeth sensitivity or pain.

  • What is blue-light teeth whitening?
  • The Facts about Teeth Whitening
  • Points to note before the blue-light teeth whitening treatment
  • Treatment after blue-light teeth whitening
  • Lifestyle tips for Healthy Teeth
  • The merits of different teeth whitening products
  • What is blue-light teeth whitening?

    1. What is blue-light teeth whitening? What’s the different in between teeth whitening?

    Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that lightens the colour of teeth, removing stains and discolouration. It’s one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments, because it can greatly improve how your teeth look (and in turn your overall appearance) without damaging your teeth.

    2. Why we need white teeth?

    As we get older, our teeth naturally discolour and become darker. This is partly due to the natural ageing process, but is also a result of our modern diets and habits. Common foods and drinks, including tea, coffee, and red wine, contain robust colours and tannins, which leave stains on our teeth over time that brushing can’t always remove. Other hard to avoid factors, such as taking antibiotics, can also leave permanent marks on our smiles.

    3. Why is it important to have bright, white teeth?

    While many of us spend a fortune on the perfect outfit, hairstyle, and makeup, standing out in a crowd truly begins with a confident, beautiful smile. For almost everyone, the confidence of having white teeth inspires the type of genuine smile that others find catching. It can create a first impression that has significant personal and professional benefits, as sincere smiles are very appealing and disarming, generating instant feelings of trust in job interviews, at meetings, or on dates. A relaxed smile also allows you to enjoy life’s greatest moments without embarrassment, smiling openly for the camera at special occasions as you create unforgettable memories.

  • The Facts about Teeth Whitening

    1. How long will teeth whitening treatment last for?

    Teeth whitening treatment can last for a few months or a few years, but this varies from person to person on the condition of teeth and lifestyle habits. After the treatment, the color of teeth will become lighter and brighter. Generally, lifestyle habits that typically stain teeth (such as smoking, and drinking red wine, tea and coffee) will reduce the overall duration of the whitening effect.

    2. How white will my teeth be after the treatment is complete?

    It will lighten the original shade of each tooth by 3 to 8 shades, depending on the condition of your teeth and your lifestyle habits.

    3. Will teeth whitening weaken my teeth?

    No. The principle of In-Office blue light bleaching is by oxdiation of the stain on tooth. It would not cause any permanent damage. Although it may have a chance of causing temporary sensitivity, it would not weaken or reduce the amount of enamel and dentin.

    4. Will teeth whitening cause sensitivity and pain?

    It doesn’t usually cause any teeth sensitivity or pain with its mild formula. The tingling sensation which may be caused during the treatment is often temporary and disappears once the whitening process is complete.

    5. Can the blue-light teeth whitening treatment be done when you are wearing Invisalign aligner?

    The popular Invisalign offers teeth straightening with nearly invisible braces. It adopts the latest transparent nanotechnology for diagnosis, design and manufacturing of aligners. The personalized invisible braces are produced based on the actual condition of different people. Compared to the traditional braces, Invisalign can provide you a more beautiful, comfortable, hygiene and predictable treatment result. In fact, there is no contradiction on doing Invisalign and blue-light teeth whitening treatment. The former one targets on facial aesthetic problem, while the latter one mainly focuses on solving the
    yellow teeth problem. However, as the orthodontics program design varies case by case, some of the people need to wear some white capsules to fix the teeth. The coverage area will have significant chromatic aberration. In this case, Diamond White would suggest you to wait till the orthodontic treatment is completed. As the optimum aesthetic effect of teeth is the most important thing to our valued customers, therefore, we will not ask our customers to undergo the blue-light teeth whitening treatment in unsuitable timing. If the white capsules are not adopted, the teeth whitening treatment can be done even you are under orthopedic treatment.

    6. Are those teeth whitening folk remedies reliable?

    There are lots of DIY teeth whitening folk remedies online, such as scaling with vinegar, coating lemon juice, and mixing baking soda with salt when brushing teeth etc., but most of them are without scientific basis. Using baking soda with salt as “toothpaste” may strengthen the cleaning effect with an instant brightening result. However, this effect is more or less the same than many kinds of toothpaste. The most significant difference is only the natural ingredient. As teeth whitening is a life-long campaign, it is greatly important to do it in a safe way!

    7. Can blue-light teeth whitening treatment be done soon after teeth scaling?

    After scaling, the teeth and gums are under a very sensitive state. They are easier to bleed and react intensely for any foreign substance, heat or action. To avoid the above-said reactions, enjoy the teeth whitening treatment 3 to 5 days after scaling is recommended!

    8. Will teeth whitening work on false teeth?

    Yes. It is effective on dentures, crowns and fillings to their original colors. However, the original colors cannot be changed.

  • Points to note before the blue-light teeth whitening treatment

    1. Do I need to scale the teeth before undergoing blue-light teeth whitening treatment?

    For an optimal result, it is recommended to scale the teeth before that. Teeth scaling can thoroughly clean the mouth and remove the attached bacteria, tartar, bacterial plaque and plaque formed on our teeth and along the gum line, and also the stain on enamel surface. It can polish the teeth surface, so that the teeth surface is smooth enough to avoid re-accumulation of plaque. Without scaling, teeth would be covered by plaque and tartar so that the whitening formula from the teeth whitening products cannot take effect on enamel.

    2. Any circumstances that we cannot undergo blue-light teeth whitening treatment?

    Although there is no clinical studies from the medical community to show that the blue-light teeth whitening treatment will adversely affect the fetus or infant, for safety reasons, it is not recommended for pregnant women and lactating women to undergo the blue- light teeth whitening treatment. It would be better to do it after birth or after completion of breast-feeding with dentist’s recommendation. In addition, people with tooth decay or periodontal disease are not recommended for the treatment as well, because they may suffer from cavities, gum recession or tooth neck exposed problem, leading sensitivity reaction to whitening gel. To avoid teeth or gums inflammation, it is recommended to cure the dental disease before whitening.

  • Treatment after blue-light teeth whitening

    1. What can bad habits wreck your teeth?

    You might be surprised at some of the activities on this list that can actually do significant damage to your teeth.

    1|Using your teeth as tools
    2|Piercing your tongue, lip or cheek
    3|Playing certain sports without a mouthguard
    4|Chewing ice cubes
    5|Sucking on throat lozenges
    6|Bleaching teeth that are already irritated
    7|Brushing teeth right after eating acidic foods

    2. After the blue-light whitening treatment, can we use teeth whitening toothpaste?

    The whitening toothpaste contains coarser particles which may increase abrasion of teeth surface. Prolonged use of whitening toothpaste can easily lead to enamel damage, leading even more sensitive teeth. It is recommended to consult a dentist for best-fit toothpaste and correct teeth brushing method if you have sensitive teeth.

  • Lifestyle tips for Healthy Teeth

    1. How to make the teeth healthier?

    The key to make your smile shine the brightest is to take daily care of your teeth and mouth. You can do this by:

    1|Brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice a day
    2|Having regular check-ups with your dentist
    3|Eating a healthy, low-fat and balanced diet
    4|Reducing the amount of sugar you eat
    5|Not smoking and limiting your alcohol intake

    2. What foods that are secretly staining your teeth?

    Foods and drinks that contain deep, dark colours, or the food compound tannins, can become absorbed by your teeth and embedded in their porous enamel surfaces. However, strong acidity in foods can also affect the colour of your teeth, despite what colours those foods are. The acid inside the foods can deteriorate and soften the enamel, making it more vulnerable to staining. Drinking very hot or cold beverages can also cause teeth to expand or contract, allowing stains to infiltrate the enamel. With all this in mind, here is a list of foods that can cause your teeth to yellow or discolour:

    1|Coffee & Tea

    2|Red wine

    3|Coloured fizzy drinks (sodas)

    4|Fruit juice

    5|Coloured sweets and ice lollies (popsicles)

    6|Dressings, soy sauce, and balsamic vinegar

    7|Tomato sauce and ketchup

    8|Beetroot (beets)

    9|Curries

    3. What should I eat for teeth whitening effect?

    You can keep your teeth whitened by diet. The following five kinds of natural ingredients can keep your teeth as white as ever!

    1 | Strawberry

    It contains lots of fruit acid which is beneficial to teeth whitening. Its main ingredient malic acid can be used as a natural astringent to remove stains from tooth surface.

    2 | Orange / Citrus

    Some fruits can help promote the secretion of saliva, such as lemon, grapefruit, citrus and orange. These kinds of fruits help to clean the teeth and suppress harmful microorganisms from production to achieve teeth whitening effect.

    3 | Plant seeds and nuts

    Chew the foods with slightly rough texture can rub off plaque and stains on tooth surface.

    4 | Milk

    Experts stressed that teeth whitening does not mean you have to stop drinking colored drinks, such as red wine, coffee, tea, coca-cola and energy drinks. But it is suggested to eat fewer foods which can leave stains on clothes, such as blackberries, blueberries, pomegranate, soy sauce and curry etc. Other foods that contain artificial colors, such as candy, should be avoided too for excessive consumption.

    However, dairy products are good to teeth as they contain high calcium which can perform strengthening effect, leaving you healthy and white enamel.

    5 | Green tea

    Green tea is rich in fluoride which helps to whiten and solid teeth. Fluoride combines with apatite to protect teeth from acid and decay. This is why most of the toothpaste contains fluoride. Drinking appropriate amount of green tea helps to keep the mouth smell fresh, leaving you a refreshing state of mind.

    4. Why would regular eating habit affect the quality of teeth?

    What we choose to eat every day can directly impact the quality of our teeth, including their colour, as well as our likelihood of developing tooth decay. To understand how food affects teeth, it’s important to first understand what teeth are made from. Teeth are essentially comprised of four things:

    Enamel: This is the hard, whitish coating on the outside of our teeth. Enamel is so sturdy for can withstanding hard foods.

    Dentin: Teeth are mostly made from dentin. Less brittle than enamel, it is yellowish in colour and porous

    Cementum: This is softer than both enamel and dentin, and is the substance that covers the root inside the tooth, fastening the teeth to the jawbone.

    Pulp: This is the softest part of the tooth that creates the dentin. It’s mostly made up of blood vessels and nerves.

    Teeth begin to decay when a sticky coating called plaque builds up on the outside of your teeth. Plaque is formed when the bacteria that naturally lives inside your mouth mixes with small particles of food and saliva. Eating foods that are high in sugar and carbohydrates feed the bacteria that lives in this plaque, causing it to become acidic. It’s this acid inside the plaque that begins to break down the tooth enamel and, if left untreated, can decay the outside of the tooth, exposing nerves and blood vessels inside the pulp. Tooth decay can be easily prevented through regular brushing, flossing and healthy eating, particularly avoiding foods high in sugar and carbohydrates.

  • The merits of different teeth whitening products

    1. Why does the blue-light whitening treatment last longer than other whitening treatments?

    The whitening trend extends from skin to teeth, however, not every teeth whitening methods are safe and reliable. There are lots of teeth whitening methods such as teeth strip and laser, taking away the stains on enamel surface and the gap with the same principles. For laser whitening, the laser-activated whitening agent is used for teeth whitening, and the concentration of this whitening agent is higher than the blue-light or teeth strip. To a certain extent, it is quite risky. Therefore, this action must be done by professional dentist in the clinic. Also, it is quite common to suffer from oral paralysis after the treatment for around one day. Although the concentration of whitening agent used in blue-light whitening treatment is higher than teeth strip, it is more moderate compared to laser. Generally, the whitening effect can be maintained for more than six months. Using blue-light for whitening is harmless, and it depends on personal eating habits for the sustainability of whitening effect.