Vanity Vault - December blog post

Skeptical About Teeth Whitening Treatments? Here’s How They Work

Here’s one thing that we all know to be true: a pearly, white smile plays a major role in making a good impression. This is probably why the demand for brighter, whiter smiles continues to grow. And likely also why so many of us have been tempted to try teeth whitening treatments. But how do they work? More importantly, do they really work as advertised or are they too good to be true? Let’s investigate.


What Causes Teeth To Be Yellow In The First Place?

Before we get down to the nitty and gritty of teeth whitening and how it works, let’s take a look at the factors that cause teeth discoloration first.


Let’s face it – you can’t control everything about yourself and this includes your teeth color. If you’ve inherited a less-than-stellar smile from your parents, there’s not much you can do about it, unfortunately (besides opting for professional whitening treatments).

Food And Drinks You Consume

This one is pretty self-explanatory – the food and drinks that we consume on a daily basis tend to have an impact on our teeth because of the chromogens they contain. Chromogens are the chemicals that give color to food and drinks, and they can stain our teeth over time.

Oral Hygiene

You know what they say – prevention is better than cure. If plaque and staining substances aren’t removed on a regular basis, they will cause tooth decay and discoloration over time. Even a quick rinse with water, or better yet our Sunnasmile Coconut Sea Salt Mouthwash, after you eat or drink can go a long way.


As we get older, our enamel – the hard outer layer of our teeth – starts to wear down, exposing the yellowish dentin layer underneath.

How Whitening Treatments Generally Work

Now that we know what causes teeth discoloration, let’s take a look at how teeth whitening treatments work. Whitening treatments can be performed in a dentist’s office, a studio, or at home with over-the-counter products. But generally, they all work by using one (or more) of the following methods:


This is the most common method and involves using a bleaching agent to remove stains from our teeth.


This method uses an abrasive material, such as baking soda or activated charcoal, to scrub away surface discoloration.


This method uses powerful oxidizing agents, such as hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide, to bleach stains from the teeth.

LED Light Energy

This method works by activating ingredients in tooth whitening products for fast results with minimal damage to our enamel.

Of course, not all methods of teeth whitening are created equal. Take the abrasion method we just mentioned, for example. While they can be effective at removing stains from our teeth, they’re not all that gentle on the enamel and can cause sensitivity over time.


So what’s a safe, effective, and pain-free teeth whitening treatment?

The use of LED-light energy is one of the most popular and safest methods for teeth whitening. It works by activating a hydrogen peroxide bleaching agent in the tooth whitening product, which breaks down the molecular structure of the stains on our teeth. This results in brighter, whiter teeth without any damage to our enamel.


Vanity Vault’s SunnaSmile LED-Activated Teeth Whitening System

There’s no doubt about it – when it comes to teeth whitening, the use of LED light energy trumps all other methods. That’s why at Vanity Vault make use of SunnaSmile’s revolutionary device that harnesses the power of LED light energy to whiten your teeth safely and effectively, while also making sure they stay healthy and strong over time.

Here’s how it works:

  1. The SunnaSmile system comes with a mouthpiece that fits snugly over our teeth. Once it’s in place, the device is turned on and emits a soft blue light. This light activates the hydrogen peroxide bleaching agent in the tooth whitening product, breaking down the molecular structure of any stains on our teeth.

  2. Once the bleaching process is complete, the red light then stimulates cellular energy that helps heal and protect the enamel, leaving our teeth whiter and healthier than ever before.

Our whitening system is great because it’s safe for your enamel, pain-free, all-natural, and even the light isn’t harsh on our eyes. So if you’re looking for an effective and safe teeth whitening treatment, the SunnaSmile LED-activated system is the way to go!

In as little as 20 minutes, your chompers can be up to 8 shades whiter – that’s equivalent to about 50 tubes of whitening toothpaste!


Experience Next-Level Teeth Whitening At Vanity Vault

If you’re looking to achieve the brightest and most beautiful smile of your life, look no further than Vanity Vault. You can experience top-tier teeth whitening right in our onsite spa, where we make use of the SunnaSmile LED-activated teeth whitening system. Or you can purchase the system for at-home use.

Either way, your teeth are in good hands with us! We offer safe and effective whitening treatments that will leave you smiling brightly every time you look in the mirror. Book your appointment today to get started.

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