Teeth bleaching is an ever-increasing trend on the cosmetic dentistry market these days. This procedure is sometimes marketed with the added whitening boost from a laser.
Just like any other health-conscious individual, you want to be fully informed of all the risks and benefits associated with a procedure. A cosmetic tooth whitening treatment is no exception. So is there any harm in whitening your teeth with a laser?
How Laser Whitening Works
In-office teeth whitening usually consists of applying a concentrated whitening gel to your teeth. Your gums are carefully protected, and you wear special sunglasses as an intense light is applied to your smile. This laser light activates the bleaching action, giving you the instant results you’re looking for.
Studies have found that there is no more risk of harm associated with the professional laser whitening procedures than with those that don’t include a light.
Get the Most of a Laser Whitening Procedure
If you want to spare your teeth (and wallet!) the toll of multiple whitening appointments, then you need to be diligent about maintaining the results achieved. A little whitening goes a long way. Make your results last by avoiding foods that will quickly stain your teeth. Excellent oral hygiene is also important in keeping your smile bright.
Alternatives for Teeth Whitening
Still not sold on the idea of laser teeth whitening? Fortunately, you have many other options.
From over-the-counter to professional-grade products, you can choose from:
If a whiter smile is on your list of goals, then call your dentist today to plan your smile evaluation and learn what options will work best for you.
Posted on behalf of:
Cosmetic Dentist of Hayward
27206 Calaroga Ave #216
Hayward, CA 94545
Everyone wants whiter teeth, but not everyone has patience for a home teeth whitening kit that can take days or weeks to complete. That’s where one-visit laser teeth whitening comes in! This in-office procedure is completed at your dental office in just a single, one-hour appointment!
Our teeth become stained over time from the things we put in our mouth. Some things like coffee and tea stain our teeth more than others. Because enamel is porous, these stains gradually accumulate and can make teeth look older than they are. Teeth whitening helps to naturally lift these stains, oxidizing the stain particles so that they fall away from the tooth, making the teeth look whiter and younger.
Laser teeth whitening amplifies the tooth whitening process, because the high-grade light acts as a catalyst that speeds up the oxidation of stain. This means results happen in minutes instead of days. Several shades of improvement are achieved in just one hour; the same results you would see in a week with a professional grade home whitening kit.
Why do people choose laser whitening?
Whitening is something that makes any smile look better. The results can last for years! Most laser whitening patients will receive a home kit that they can use 2 or 3 times a year to touch up their teeth whitening and extend their results for several years.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Omar Damji, Executive Park Dentistry
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