Can you whiten your teeth in a tanning bed?

Whiten your teeth while getting a golden tan.


If you’re anything like me, you like to find shortcuts that save as much of your valuable time as possible. This was my thought process when I was laying in the tanning bed the other day, wondering if it would be somehow possible to use the UV light from the tanning bed to whiten my teeth.

I was laying there doing nothing anyways, might as well find a way to multitask, right?

I know already that the dentist uses UV light in the teeth whitening process, and the tanning bed uses UV light also, it seems natural that I could combine these two tasks into one, and save a bunch of time and hassle in the process!

After doing some research, I found that the tanning bed light alone isn’t enough to whiten your teeth, you have to use a whitening agent in conjunction with the UV light from the bed.

These whitening products use mostly peroxide solutions and bleaching agents to bring your teeth back to all of their blazing white glory, which will make them look great with your tan.

There is one product that I found that identifies itself as made specifically for tanning bed teeth whitening:

The Twilight Teeth Whitening Kit 

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Twilight Teeth Platinum 25 U.v. Accelerated Whitening System

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Twilight says right in the description that their product is specifically designed to make use of UV light, such as a tanning bed, to accelerate the whitening process. It is actually really easy to use too, with a few simple steps you can multitask and whiten while you tan.

How to whiten your teeth in a tanning bed:

  1. Before starting the tanning bed, place the Twilight Teeth mouth guard into your mouth.
  1. Position the guard so that your teeth are showing from the front of the mouthpiece.
  1. Apply a thin layer of the whitening agent to one tooth at a time, utilizing an up and down motion.
  1. Continue until all visible teeth have a thin layer of whitening agent covering them, re-dipping the brush as necessary.
  1. Start your tanning session, and smile your way to whiter teeth!


Easy enough! But how about if you want to whiten your teeth but don’t have access to or aren’t currently using a tanning bed?

The Twilight teeth whitening kit still has you covered, as it comes with a portable UV light that you can use at home!

The batteries are even included in the miniature UV light (that never happens), so all that you have to do is follow the same steps as above, but instead of using a tanning bed for the UV light, simply replace that with the P6 UV light source that comes in the kit’s box.

Using the system religiously for a few weeks can give you results like this with barely any hassle at all:

I would say that this is completely worth the small price that they are asking for the kit, it was a no-brainer for me!



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