BriteSmile is a technique that whitens the teeth in just one hour. A whitening gel is placed on the teeth that has 15% hydrogen peroxide base as the bleaching compound. A special lamp is focused on the gel for twenty minutes to act as an accelerator for the whitening treatment. The gel and lamp process is repeated a second time to complete the treatment. This ensures that the patient gets the full effect of the whitening process and that the entire treatment area on the teeth is covered by the whitening process.