Magical Healing Power of Light

Barbara Tritz
· June 17, 2023 ·

4 minutes

Healing Power of LIght

Let there be much light in your life. Light has the power to heal. Certain wavelengths affect the function of our cells and help us in so many ways. It speeds healing, increases alertness, affects hormones, sets our circadian rhythms in the brain, regulates neurotransmitters, increases cell energy, improves sleep and so much more. I had no idea such a powerful healing tool was literally right there in front of my eyes.

Light heals both on the surface of the skin making vitamin D, and then through the wavelength spectrum of light reaches down deeper. This is all part of the electromagnetic spectrum. We can harness this healing power of near-infrared and red light, as well as blue light, and direct them into the cells, tissues, nerves, brain, and bones. We know about laser light and use it daily in the dental office but research shows even non-laser light is healing.

Light Heals

Red light and near-infrared light charge up the cells. It increases mitochondrial energy production. The mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cells. Light feeds and recharges these critical cells. It even increases biogenesis creating new mitochondria. Without healthy mitochondria, we become chronically ill. They are the basis for and of our health – every single organ and cell in our body depends on light to make the energy produced in these cells. Our muscles cells are packed with mitochondria. Red light and near-infrared light promote production of internal antioxidants which prevents oxidative stress and damage to tissues. This light range reduces inflammation. It recharges our cellular batteries. Once depleted, disease sets in. Without light, just like a plant we wither and die.

Mitochondria- the Powerhouse of the Cells

Red light stimulates collagen production which keeps the entire body youthful and strong. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and is an important part of a healthy extracellular matrix.

We use laser light in dental therapies- you may have heard of photobiomodulation. It is also called low-level light therapy (LLL-T) This therapy reduces inflammation, relieves pain and stimulates healing. Now we can use LLLT at home.

The best Surprise! We can harness that magical healing power for your mouth. Let light into the mouth to work its magic. I had no idea this was even a “thing” until recently. I have recently discovered a toothbrush with this red light/blue light embedded into the brush- Oralucent. A toothbrush with this low-level light technology. Oh MY! What a wonderful time we live in.

Here’s the link to this amazing toothbrush:

Research shows the red and blue lights in the brush help break up stains within the tooth to help whiten teeth while also killing bad bacteria and other pathogens. So, in addition to brushing away plaque with an incredibly soft gentle toothbrush, we now can effectively reach the nooks and crannies within the gums and tissues where the bugs hang out. The light can penetrate deeper, kill pathogens and help stimulate healing all while brushing. This is a win-win.

Targeting Trouble Spots

My other red light therapy device can be used for most body parts to help accelerate healing. I would keep it away from eyes. It came with a special oral tip so it too can go into the mouth and target sore areas, accelerate wound healing and spot treat inflammation.

Let the Light In

Let the light in and heal!

There is so much more to light therapy we will dive into in future posts. For today, please think about a new and exciting technology to add to your “armamentarium.” (FYI- it is okay to have more than one toothbrush. I have five different electric toothbrushes on my counter. Everything I recommend, I test and use.) Heal our mouths with light therapy.

Let the light into your mouth.

Let the healing begin.

Let the Light Be with You,

Barbara Tritz BRDH

Queen of Dental Health Tools and New Technology

Hello, I'm Barbara Tritz

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Loving science, especially biology, from an early age, Barbara is a registered dental hygienist, certified biological hygienist, and orofacial myofunctional therapist. In 2019, she received the Hu-Friedy/ADHA Master Clinician Award from the American Dental Hygienist Association.

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