Snow teething whitens your teeth in just a few short weeks. Here’s how to use the product safely and effectively.
When you’re out with friends or family over the holidays, it can be hard not to notice their shiny white smiles. But when they take off that mouthguard (or even if you do), those pearly whites are suddenly back to their natural color — which may leave some of us feeling envious.
But there does seem to be hope for our stained chomps this holiday season! Thanks to new technology, we now have snow-themed products to make sure everyone has an attractive smile come January 1st. Let’s talk about what these kits contain and how you should use them to get a whiter smile all winter long.
What is LED Teeth Whitening?
LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. Unlike traditional lights, LEDs emit photons using electrical currents rather than heat. Since the technology originated in Japan in the 1960s, the first commercialized versions didn’t hit shelves until the 1990s.
Nowadays, though, modern iterations boast incredible brightness levels ranging between 800 lumens and 30,000 lumens per watt. According to one study published in the Journal of Cosmetic & Laser Therapy, doctors found that LED treatments were up to 3,600 times less likely to cause side effects than laser therapy.
While lasers produce beams via infrared radiation, LEDs generate visible light within a wavelength range known as violet to ultraviolet.
To help explain, think of a flashlight versus a sunbeam. Both technologies rely on electricity to create light. Where flashlights transmit invisible rays via radio waves, sunlight emits photons through visible frequencies.
Like how whitening strips only target stains on front teeth rather than surrounding gum tissue, LED systems specifically treat crowns, fillings, and similar areas. In contrast, a regular strip would need a second session to ensure complete coverage.
Plus, unlike bleach products, LED treatments won’t stain pillows, liners, or sheets — nor will they damage plastic surfaces. This method could be ideal for patients who want maximum results without potential complications.
While the concept of LED whitening has been around for years, its popularity recently increased thanks to advances made by LumaSeal, Inc., makers of the world’s leading consumer LED whitening system.
In 2010, the company was founded by former Harvard Medical School professors and dentists and scientists from MIT, Stanford University, and Johns Hopkins University. Today, LumaSeal offers professional and personal treatment options with customizable sessions lasting 15 minutes to 90 minutes.
All models include two special filters designed to maximize efficiency. One helps reduce the intensity of unwanted UV rays, and another enhances perceived luminosity.
In addition to having the highest efficacy ratings available today, LumaSeal’s devices also feature advanced safety features. Each unit includes built-in temperature sensors alerting users whenever temperatures rise above 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
They also come equipped with automatic shutoff functionality allowing users to stop treatment immediately and prevent overheating. Additionally, LumaSeal takes extra precautions regarding proper usage.
To avoid potentially dangerous situations, customers receive detailed instructions on every model detailing how to properly care for equipment, maintain optimal performance and troubleshoot issues.
It’s important to note that while LumaSeal’s units offer exceptional quality, they aren’t approved by the FDA. Therefore, consumers must check local laws before purchasing these products. Please consult your country’s governing body accordingly.
Why Choose Snow Teeth Whitening?
LumaSeal’s LED whitening solutions provide outstanding results in just a matter of hours. There are certainly drawbacks to choosing this option over slower alternatives. Namely, speedier methods require fewer visits and therefore save money.
At $299, LumaSeal prices itself similarly to pricier high-tech brands like SmileDirectClub and Ormco. Furthermore, whiteners purchased online tend to cost significantly less than those obtained through retail outlets. Finally, considering that LumaSeal provides professional services for individuals looking to enhance their smile, it seems worth spending more upfront to skip home appointments entirely.
Many people decide to forego higher-priced options despite these factors based purely upon convenience. Luckily, there are many cheaper ways to achieve dazzling whiteness at home. YouTuber Danna Kline explains her process in detail below:
For those interested in DIY projects, you can try baking soda and hydrogen peroxide together to form carbamide peroxides. After mixing equal parts H2O2 and 10% sodium bicarbonate solution in water, add two tablespoons of lemon juice to increase stability.
Then mix well and apply directly onto stained teeth. Rinse thoroughly with warm saltwater.
Another popular alternative involves buying store-bought whitening strips. Although this procedure tends to yield good results, it usually requires multiple trips to the dentist or orthodontist due to its slow rate. Follow package directions and repeat twice per week.
Finally, you can also order a custom tray from your dentist. Like whitening strips, trays cover larger areas of molars and premolars extending beyond front teeth. Trained professionals place these customized pieces inside mouths and secure them with composite resin bands.
Typically, whitening occurs within three days, although results differ widely across individuals.
If you’d prefer something faster yet equally effective, you may wish to give Snow Whitening a try. LumaSeal’s kits last roughly 14, 21 or 28 days, are available in blue, pink, and purple. Users typically experience noticeable improvements within 24 hours. Keep reading to learn how to use these kits correctly.
How to Use Snow Teeth Whitening Kits
Since LED whitening works by targeting problematic spots beneath layers of paint, foundation, and other surface coatings, it’s crucial to remove these materials before beginning a session. Otherwise, they’ll absorb unnecessary amounts of light, causing streaks or uneven patches later on.
Before applying whitening gel, rinses, polishes, or varnish, gently scrape away the residue with a soft cloth. Avoid harsh abrasives since doing so could harm underlying tissues and irritate sensitive gum lines. Next, scrub teeth clean using a gentle toothpaste followed by a pea-sized amount of toothpaste containing fluoride.
Lastly, rinse thoroughly by swishing water around.
With that preamble complete, it’s finally time to begin.
First, open packaging carefully and set aside unused portions.
Second, plug in the device and charge it overnight.
Third, insert filter number one and wait for the heating element to reach 100 degrees F.
Fourth, flip the unit upside down and slowly release filter number two.
Fifth, adjust the timer to desired length setting.
Sixth, turn the unit right-side up and press the power button to activate LED lights.
Seventh, replace filter number two and wait for the unit to stabilize.
Eighth, swap filters again and resume the waiting period.
Ninth, quickly remove filter number two and wipe excess gel.
It is best to follow the directions on the package. If you forget a step or need reassurance that you are following the steps correctly, refer back to the packaging directions.