The Laser Teeth Whitening procedure will be performed in-house by our newest team member Sarah Edwards, a certified Teeth Whitening Technician.
Teeth whitening is a simple, conservative way to improve the appearance of a smile and reduce tooth discoloration. Whiter teeth can make one look younger, and, as most people agree, more attractive. The options for teeth whitening today are almost endless, and one of the most popular professional options is laser teeth whitening.
What is Laser Teeth Whitening?
The laser tooth whitening system works via a combination of the active ingredient hydrogen peroxide and heat. The active ingredient is applied to the teeth. The laser is used to activate the hydrogen peroxide. As it breaks down, oxygen enters the tooth enamel and dentin and breaks up stains and discoloration. The structure of the tooth itself remains unchanged.
Laser Teeth Whitening Procedure Steps
Laser teeth whitening is completed by a certified teeth whitening technician, and the procedure consists of a few simple steps:
How long does Laser Teeth Whitening take?
Each appointment is 1 hour 15 minutes. You may need several appointments as results may vary per client. The appointments consist of a preparation phase where agents are applied to your teeth, and a treatment phase, where the laser is actively applied to your teeth.
Does Laser Teeth Whitening hurt?
Most patients are comfortable during treatment, and are able to comfortably relax in the chair or listen to music on their personal device. Those with a strong gag reflex may be better suited to custom fit whitening trays.
Are there any risks with Laser Teeth Whitening?
It is common to experience some tooth sensitivity after any type of tooth whitening treatment, however this is transient, and will pass with time. In some instances, some soft tissue irritation can also occur, which will heal.
Research shows tooth whitening with bleaching agents to be a safe procedure, though less research is available for laser whitening. In general, any tooth whitening is not recommended for children under the age of 16, or pregnant or lactating women. It is always recommended that whitening treatments be performed by a Certified Teeth Whitening Technician.
To reduce the risk of gum tissue trauma during whitening, we ensure the right amount of whitening agent is applied, as too much can escape from the tooth surface and on to the gums, where it can cause minor burn or injury. To reduce the risk of sensitivity, you can use a sensitivity reducing tooth paste during and after tooth whitening treatment.
Millions of people worldwide have received laser tooth whitening treatment without issue, and the service continues to be offered without any area of concern.
Results can last up to 6 months depending on your lifestyle. However, results may vary.