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Dec
18

Laser Teeth Whitening

Posted in Teeth Whitening

Laser whitening is also called in-office whitening. Laser whitening is performed in a single dental visit lasting around 45 minutes to an hour. What makes laser whitening different than other types of tooth whitening is that you see significant visible results in just a single visit instead of after daily repetitive whitening kit use.

During a laser teeth whitening appointment your dentist or assistant will apply a protective barrier along your gumlines, which prevents the whitening solution from affecting your gums. The whitening solution is similar to other whitening kits, but is a higher concentration allowing for even more significant results. The gel is then brushed onto all of your teeth and exposed to a very bright light for around 15 minutes. This light acts as a catalyst to the whitening process, speeding up the chemical reaction between the whitening gel and the stain on or within the surfaces of your teeth. After 15 minutes the gel is rinsed away and re-applied two or three more times until the desired results are reached. After the teeth are whitened, a desensitizing gel is applied to the teeth to help decrease any tooth sensitivity after the appointment.

When you have your teeth laser whitened in the dental office it instantly changes the way your teeth look. Most people look to laser whitening for upcoming events such as weddings or job interviews, while others enjoy it because there is no need for daily whitening routines, saving them the time and effort. Laser whitening results can be extended with whitening tray use every several months for a day or two, or as needed.

 

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