The Teeth Whitening procedure consists of 3 very simple steps. First, a cheek retractor is placed in the mouth. Second, the gum line along the teeth and both lips are coated using a vitamin-e swab for hydration. Third, using a brush on gel applicator, the photosensitive whitening gel is brushed onto the outer surfaces of the teeth and an LED Blue light is positioned to the mouth in 20 minute increments. Lastly, if opted for; teeth are sealed with the Shield & Shimmer - Tooth Sealant.
This means the gel is only applied to the teeth and not to the gums, which avoids teeth sensitivity and gum irritation. The Teeth Whitening gel utilizes peroxide-based chemistry, specifically called Hydrogen Peroxide. The Teeth Whitening gel is 17% Hydrogen Peroxide in a viscous water-based food-grade gel. This means that the whitening gel conditions the teeth throughout the whitening procedure. Conditioning of the teeth is very important because that is what prevents sensitivity and discomfort.