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Is Laser Teeth Whitening Safe?

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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:

  • Whitening toothpastes and rinses
  • Whitening strips
  • Take-home whitening gel trays

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
(510) 782-7821

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