Laser teeth whitening has become one of the most popular treatments in recent years. The results can be mind blowing depending on the patient. Laser teeth whitening will definitely bring your tooth shade up at least five shades. Shade improvements beyond this level vary from patient to patient. The more stained your teeth, the more noticeable results will be after laser teeth whitening. Your teeth can only go so white, therefore if you already have really white teeth prior to laser teeth whitening, the results will be less noticeable obviously.
Laser teeth whitening starts with a quick consultation. Once you are in the chair ready for the treatment, we simply run through a couple teeth whitening preps. A whitening gel is applied to your teeth. This gel is the substance that will give the fantastic results. We place the laser in front of the mouth area for 20 minutes. The laser helps to accelerate the teeth whitening process by opening the pores in the enamel of the teeth. The gels infiltrate the dentin area of the tooth, whitening intrinsically and extrinsically. The laser teeth whitening process does not change the shape or structure of the tooth in any way.
Once the first 20 minutes are finished, we remove the whitening gels and repeat the above process for another two sets of 20 minutes. This is the optimal time for laser teeth whitening, one hour in total. However, time under the laser can vary depending on the patient and there oral health. These days it is unlikely that you would feel sensitivity from the treatment. In the past, sensitivity would have been noticeable after the treatment. Changes in teeth whitening gels and laser systems have mitigated this problem.
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