Teeth become discolored after years of drinking coffee, and seconds after growling at a squid. Brighten the results of marine mishaps with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get an in-office teeth-whitening treatment at SmileLabs, valid at locations in Sioux Falls and Mitchell (a $99 value).
SmileLabs' virtually painless whitening system employs a hydrogen peroxide–based gel and cold blue light to brighten teeth. To kick-start the procedure, patients use a patented Applia-Brush to coat the outer surfaces of their teeth with photosensitive whitening solution, formulated with a viscous water-based gel to ward off sensitivity and aggressive tooth fairies. Skilled staffers then point the Infinity Pro SL's LED lamp at teeth, accelerating the gel's whitening process for a smile 2–8 shades whiter than before. Like most stare-downs with reflective pools, each non-invasive session takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and leaves results that can last for more than a year.
At SmileLabs, the staff is focused on one thing: whitening teeth. To lift stains and discolorations caused by drinking coffee, sipping colas, and chewing crayons, they fill custom silicone mouth trays with a peroxide-based whitening gel, which is water-based to prevent tooth sensitivity. Once teeth have been coated in the gel, they aim their Millennium SL LED lamp at the teeth to accelerate the whitening process. Each treatment takes about 15 minutes, and clients can double up treatments during a single visit.