led teeth whitening example

Want pearly whites in one hour without significant gum sensitivity? Use the tips below to get the most out of LED gel teeth whitening kits.

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1. Watch The How To Video - Let us walk you through unpacking your kit and explain the items inside and how to use them. While some companies contents may vary slightly, most kits will be significantly similar. Kits will always include an LED light and gel at it's most basic level. 

BronzedBerry Pro-Tip: Ditch the tray. If your kit comes with a tray, avoid using it altogether (follow our video and apply the gel directly to your teeth). This will help eliminate sensitivity from the gel overlapping your gums and you'll use about the half the gel!

2. How Much Gel To Use - In each treatment you'll roughly use about 1mL of gel, but don't focus on that. Apply enough gel to completely cover your top and bottom teeth. We suggest you apply gel to all the teeth that show when you smile. Don't waste your gel by going too far back, remember it's LED light activated so if the light can't reach it, you are wasting your product.  

BronzedBerry Pro-Tip: Use this picture guide (below) as a reference for how much gel to apply to your teeth before a treatment. Only overlap gums slightly. 

led teeth whitening gel guide

3. How Many Treatments Can I Do - Always refer to the manufacturers guide first. Most take home kits with an LED light are intended to be used in multiple treatments, each treatment lasting between 15-20 minutes. Beyond that the LED activated ingredients do not work so there is zero use in keeping it on longer. After each 20 minute session, you'll reapply the gel and begin the process over again. The higher the concentration of peroxide the stronger the bleaching agent and the more you'll need to be careful not to overdo it. We recomend NO more than 3 consecutive treatments lasting no more than 20 minutes each. If you are using a high quality gel the results will last you between 6-12 months!  

BronzedBerry Pro-Tip: Put gel in fridge and discard within 12 months, or less if package indicates an expiration date. Refrigeration will help keep bacteria from growing inside your gel syringe. Always discard if something smells or looks suspicious. 

Disclaimer: This post is NOT medical or dental advice. Seek professional guidance if you have questions about the safety of teeth whitening for your teeth or that of a minor. This is intended as a reference for kits available for purchase off the internet with 16% or less peroxide concentration.