Over the last few years I have been doing at home bleaching consistently at least twice a year and have had several hits and misses in this department. As a smoker I am am always looking for effective stain removal from my tooth whitening kits but have only found a handful of tooth whitening kits to review that are effective.
My teeth are in good condition with no gum problems but the colour of my teeth has always been a concern as I am a smoker. A few years ago I went to my dentist to ask about teeth whitening and how much it would be, she replied that the standard zoom whitening is anywhere from $300 to $450.
The cost of $300 seemed a bit high so I went onto the internet to look for any cheaper alternatives and was immediately faced with 1000s of products that claimed to work effectively these products have varying user ratings so, I asked a friend, who had great results, what product he was using and he recommended the Aura Glow Teeth whitening Kit
The technology used in the Auraglow
The Auraglow uses a LED technology, LED is short for Light emitting Diode which means that LED devices display/releases visible light when it is connected to an electrical current. LED lights have gained popularity over the last few years because of their brightness and power saving features.
The Auraglow tooth whitening system features an intense blue led light which doesn’t require any warm up time and works immediately when turned on. The blue light great because it does not cause cell mutations such as cancer to occur on the skin making it one of the safest and most affordable alternatives.
How does LED technology work for tooth whitening?
Have you ever noticed how most of the LED lights in whitening kit are blue? Well there is a good reason for this. In colour theory we learn about the colour spectrum which features warm and cool tones. When our teeth are yellow the underlying pigment is a yellow that has a small combination of light orange and yellow. In order to eliminate yellow/orange tones in blue or purple colour must be used. The same theory applies to tooth whitening kits the blue/purple light is used to neutralise the yellow tones in the teeth by emitting a blue light.
The light itself will not whiten teeth but is an agent in the tooth whitening process meaning that adding the right will improve the lift (strength) of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide used in the whitening process.
It is important to note that there are other effective that do not use LED lights such as the crest white strips but I have found that the best results were from LED whitening Kits.
What is auraglow and why do we love it ?
Auraglow is one of a few companies that make their products in the united states which means that the product have been manufactured according to FDA regulations meaning that only the best ingredients are used to make this product in ultra high-tech facilities in the USA.The people at Auraglow are extremely helpful and really take customer care and support seriously and make use of email and chat to communicate to its customers.
The auraglow product offerings are as follows :
AuraGlow Teeth Whitening Kit with 35% peroxide
This is the weaker of the two products and is what we recommend for our clients
The Kit comes with the following Items :
- 2X 5ml syringes of 35% whitening Gel
- LED Light and
- Mouth Tray
AuraGlow Teeth Whitening Kit with 44% peroxide
Auraglow has a super strong gel that has a shocking 44% peroxide . This is only recommended for experienced users who have had experience with such a strong products or users who have server staining . I would advise that users exercise caution when applying this product . I have burnt my gums with this product because it was not properly applied .
The standard Kits do not come in 44% therefore the 44% gel is sold as a refill that comes with the following :
- 3 x 15 ml syringes of powerful 44% peroxide
Animal Lover ?
Animal Lovers will be pleased to know that all auraglow products are 100% gluten-free , kosher and cruelty free .
What if I am unhappy with the Auraglow ?
Auraglow is one of the only companies in this industry that offer a 30-day money back guarantee so you can try the product with ease.
What is my personal opinion of the Auraglow ?
I ordered the kit from Amazon and received my package within 5 days so I was already very happy about this . The Kit come with the following items :
- A blue light
- A tooth whitening gels (2)-(12) and
- A Silicone Tray (mouth guard )
I first tried the kit a few months ago and was very surprised that the system was able to remove most of the smoking and coffee stains with just one session with an improvement of 2 shades on the tooth color scale.
Since then I use the Kit at least twice as year which is why I am sharing all of this with you .
What about the strength of the product?
You may know that tooth whitening gels can vary from 10% all the way up to a staggering 55% peroxide content. Usally the stronger that strength the more effective the product. The Auraglow gels are a 35% and 44% Peroxide which means that the gels are strong but gentle on your teeth.As we have stated previously I have burnt my gums a few times with the stringer gel so always apply the gel carefully and don’t exceed to recommended times .
What about tooth sensitivity?
There is a fair amount of tooth sensitivity that comes with whitening your teeth as the peroxide really strips down the teeth as it is whitening them. I always a small amount of dull tooth sensitivity when bleaching my teeth however most of this sensitivity disappears within 72 hours. If you have very sensitive teeth, I would recommend using a toothpaste like sensodine to elevate some of the sensitivity.
If you suffer from very sensitive teeth I would recommend that you try a natural treatment like activated charcoal which is also an effective whitening system that does not have any chemicals.
How often should I whiten my teeth?
Well this depends on your goals and preferences. I wanted to get the tooth whitening Kit to remove/whiten the brown smoking and coffee stains and improve the general whiteness of my teeth. After the first time using the product I was able to remove most of the smoking stains and I got my teeth to a pearl white colour. Just one application did the trick for me , however , you should repeat the process (giving your teeth at least 48 hours rest in-between) until you get to the desired colour and just refresh your smile with whitening session every 3 months or so .
In this video I how you How I refresh my smile
What are the things I must know before purchasing the Auraglow ?
It carries a 30-day money back guarantee so you can try the product risk free – If you have commitment issues you can try the system and return it for a full money back guarantee if you are not happy for any reason.
It is affordable with kits starting at 40 usd- with standard zoom whitening at the dentist being anywhere from $200 to $400 the Auroglow is a much more affordable way of getting the same results as you would from an expensive session in your dentist’s chair .
It effective and its effects can be seen months after the treatment is performed – I like to refresh my smile every 6 months or so but the effects of a good treatment can be seen weeks and weeks after it is done.
It uses a blue light which means that you will achieve a greater result.
It’s not harmful to tooth enamel as it only has a 35% peroxide content – There are many products out there with various strengths. Auraglow has the perfect combination of strength and care with its 35% peroxide percentage,
It saves you time as this can be done from the comfort of your own home-gone are the days when you would need to visit the dentist for teeth whitening. The kit is safe to use for from the comfort of your own home
It is safe for pregnant women – There have been no studies to date to prove that this is not safe for pregnant women so the product is safe for pregnant women.
It can be overdone – It is important to note that this is still a chemical process and can therefore be overdone. Users are advised to follow instructions and to wait at least 48 hours between sessions.
Auraglow tooth whitening Kit