Genoapay

A LED Light with 3 colours for Teeth & Gums

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Great to take away on holiday, honeymoon, before an important meeting, a date, or to maintain after the main teeth whitening

ENEFITS OF RED LIGHT THERAPY FOR HEALTHY TEETH AND GUMS – AND A BEAUTIFUL SMILE

Red light therapy for bacteria, gingivitis, and gum disease.

As we’ve already seen, excess mouth bacteria can lead to a host of serious health issues.

Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums due to an accumulation of plaque (a film of bacteria). While it’s fairly common, particularly in children, if left untreated it can lead to periodontitis (gum disease). One 2011 study examined the effects of red light therapy in conjunction with basic treatment on children with chronic gingivitis. They concluded that while the basic treatment is effective in curing gingivitis, red light therapy significantly improves this effectiveness.

A 2018 study applied red light therapy treatment to 30 subjects with chronic periodontitis, alongside periodontal treatment. Another 30 control subjects were only given periodontal treatment. The red light therapy group showed significantly lower levels of several types of bacteria post treatment than the control group.

Another study from 2018 found red light therapy combined with the traditional treatment of scaling and root planing was significantly more effective for treating severe periodontitis than scaling and root planing alone. A 2019 study involving patients with chronic periodontitis showed similar results. See similar findings here and here.

One 2015 study used extracted teeth to measure the effectiveness of both red and near- infrared light on Enterococcus faecalis, a type of bacteria that is generally found in the digestive tract of healthy people, but that can cause serious health issues in other parts of the body. E. Faecalis is a major cause of root canal failure, partly because of its high resistance to disinfecting agents. The extracted teeth were incubated with E. faecalis for two weeks, after which they were treated with a red LED lamp or a NIR diode laser. The study found that both treatments significantly reduced the bacterial count (compared to the control group). Red light was found to be slightly but significantly more effective than the NIR laser.

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