Everything you need to know about laser teeth whitening
Posted by Dr. Bird on Dec 19 2020, 09:33 AM
Have discolored teeth been bothering you for a long time now? Teeth staining often leads to a lot of embarrassment when someone mocks you for your dull smile. Although the teeth tend to stain to a certain extent in all individuals, it could be a bit severe for a few. They may require professional teeth whitening to be done to eliminate the discoloration and sport a bright and beautiful smile. When it comes to teeth whitening, the most sought-after procedure is laser teeth whitening, owing to the impressive and long-lasting results that it renders.
What is laser teeth whitening?
Conventional teeth whitening involves the application of a whitening gel on the teeth and spreading it evenly. The gel will be rinsed or suctioned off after a few minutes, during which it would bleach the staining particles. But, in the case of laser teeth whitening, an activating laser is used to activate the bleaching chemicals in the gel. This helps to speed up the procedure and provide better results. Depending on the severity of staining, the process may be repeated multiple times.
What are the advantages of laser whitening?
- In most laser teeth whitening cases, it would require a single consultation of a couple of hours, and you can walk out with a sparkling white smile.
- Stains that have stayed on the teeth for a prolonged period may be challenging to get rid of. Removing such stains is relatively easy with laser whitening, which may not be the case with conventional teeth whitening.
- Laser teeth whitening is a non-invasive and simple procedure. It doesn’t alter the structure of the teeth and only bleaches the coloring particles lodged in the pores of the enamel.
- Some advanced laser whitening procedures can be used to whiten just a single or a few discolored teeth, such as in the case of a root canal infection.
- The procedure is very quick. It can be completed in a couple of hours, making it highly preferred by individuals who run on tight schedules.
- A dentist will monitor the entire procedure as it takes place in-office.
- The results last upwards of a year, provided you practice optimum oral hygiene and avoid the consumption of colored foods, chewing tobacco, smoking cigarettes, etc.
Please get in touch with our expert dental team to know more about laser teeth whitening and plan your treatment.