Laser Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is one of the most commonly asked about cosmetic dentistry services available. From the ads on television to the wide array of whitening gels, pastes, and rinses available in your local pharmacy, teeth whitening products seem to be everywhere. Before seeking professional teeth whitening treatment, most patients try at least one over the counter whitening product. Unfortunately, these products are not usually able to deliver on the smile brightening results they promise. When working with a cosmetic dentistry professional, the results of teeth whitening are much more predictable. Laser teeth whitening is one form of treatment that patients aren’t as familiar with. This quick, comfortable treatment option allows patients to achieve their desired teeth whitening results entirely under the careful watch of a skilled dental professional.
How Laser Teeth Whitening Works
Traditionally, lasers are used to remove tissues. These high energy light waves precisely target tissues with specific coloring. During laser teeth whitening, the light waves are used to remove staining from teeth. Specifically, the laser serves as a catalyst accelerating the chemical reaction that leads to teeth whitening. In most cases, patients achieve smiles between six and twelve shades brighter in about twenty minutes. That’s less than half the time it takes patients to complete traditional in-office teeth whitening treatments.
Benefits of Laser Teeth Whitening
There are numerous benefits for patients who choose to receive laser teeth whitening, including:
- Speed – most patients achieve the desired result in just one 20 minute application compared with three or more 20 minute applications necessary for other in-office teeth whitening treatments.
- Comfort – reduced treatment time means patients are less likely to experience the dental sensitivity that is common among patients who receive teeth whitening treatment.
- Results – those who choose laser teeth whitening treatment can look forward to results six to twelve shades brighter than their initial tooth shade. This delivers flawless, white smiles patients are proud to share in every personal and professional situation.
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