Everything You Need to Know About Laser Teeth Whitening
Everyone wants to have that perfect, white, dazzling smile, but how do you get it? As we age, our teeth become stained and darker in color. Teeth are like sponges that absorb what a person eats or drinks. The common culprits of coffee, tea, wine, or even dark fruits can discolor a person’s teeth over time. Laser teeth whitening can help eliminate that dull, stained look so you can have a brighter smile.
The experienced and award-winning cosmetic dentists at Dallas Laser Dentistry offer laser teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening with a cosmetic dentist is highly successful and more effective than over-the-counter take-home kits. Women and men in the Dallas area can customize their whitening experience to achieve the look they need in just one office visit. Here is some helpful information on how laser teeth whitening works and how the cosmetic dentists at Dallas Laser Dentistry can help.
What is laser teeth whitening?
Often called power whitening, laser teeth whitening is one of the most popular ways individuals choose to solve their problem of stained or discolored teeth. It is a highly effective and safer way for both men and women to whiten their teeth with the help of a cosmetic dentist. Laser teeth whitening won’t cause damage to the structure of the tooth or the gum line but must be done with a dental professional. Unlike other whitening treatments, with laser whitening, the whitening agent is specially formulated to respond to the focused energy of the laser, so that the bleaching solution is actually on the teeth for a significantly less amount of time.
How does it work?
Finding a cosmetic dental professional who is experienced with laser teeth whitening, like the ones at Dallas Laser Dentistry, is the first step. A cosmetic dentist will ensure the laser whitening treatment is properly done so no damage is done to the tooth structure with the whitening process or to the gums. A protective material is applied over the gums to protect them. A layer of bleaching material is carefully applied to the teeth that contain natural pH levels along with a gel layer that has a mineral accelerant in it that activates when exposed to the laser. The laser is focused on each tooth, one tooth at a time, so the exact whiteness is achieved for all the teeth.
Unlike other teeth whitening treatments, laser teeth whitening does not use a sunlamp outside the mouth to activate the bleach, so there is no possibility of sunburn to the patient’s skin. The laser light is focused and directed precisely onto each individual tooth for maximum whitening power in a shorter amount of time.
The end result
Even though the procedure typically takes around an hour to be completed, patients get dramatic results. Patients can have teeth that are up to eight shades whiter after one laser treatment. Even though not a permanent fix, if proper care is taken most patients can enjoy their new, whiter teeth for years. New stains if addressed within a few months can be removed by a professional hygienist as part of their semi-annual dental cleaning. Most patients agree the immediate results from laser teeth whitening took years off the appearance of their teeth and made them feel younger.
Good candidates for laser whitening treatments
Laser teeth whitening is not recommended for just anyone in the Dallas area. Pregnant women or patients under 16 years old are not eligible. Patients also need to have good oral health prior to whitening treatments. Men and women who suffer from sensitive teeth, receding gums or other dental problems are less likely candidates for laser teeth whitening and should consult with an experienced cosmetic dentist first before undergoing this treatment.
Why not just do a home kit?
There are a couple of reasons that seeking a professional cosmetic dentist for laser teeth whitening is the better option. Home kits are not as strong in whitening strength and can’t be customized. A cosmetic dentist can offer customized whitening treatments to their patients. Since everyone has a different whitening need, a professional expert can tailor the whitening treatment to give patients the precise whiteness they desire. Home kits can take days or even weeks to get any results and most individuals are usually unhappy with what they see. Wasting time, money, and dealing with uncomfortable trays, gums burned by the bleach, or whitening strips only leaves patients not noticing much of a difference. Laser teeth whitening can be done in one office visit and gives patients brilliant white results.
The professional difference
Men and women in the Dallas area will get effective and consistent teeth whitening results if they invest in laser teeth whitening. Cosmetic dentists can individually whiten each tooth so each one looks the same in whitening brightness. It is a more precise treatment and eliminates inconsistencies that can happen with home kits or other whitening treatments. Patients can leave after an hour and love the way their smile looks!
Teeth whitening is definitely on the rise in popularity as both women and men try to brighten up their smile. Laser teeth whitening by the professional cosmetic dentists at Dallas Laser Dentistry can give you your brilliant smile back, so you not only look younger but feel younger. If you are in the Dallas area and are interested in having laser teeth whitening done, we invite you to call or schedule a consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists at Dallas Laser Dentistry today.
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