Laser teeth whitening, also known as laser teeth bleaching, is a procedure designed to brighten teeth by reducing discoloration. A bleaching gel is applied to the teeth, and a laser is used to heat up the gel,
This treatment aims to make teeth look whiter and can be effective for reducing discoloration caused by various factors such as food and drink consumption, tobacco use, aging, mouth injuries, and certain medications.
The results of laser teeth whitening are comparable to other in-office whitening procedures that use UV light or whitening gels.
How does laser teeth whitening work?
Laser teeth whitening is a dentist-performed procedure that takes about 30 to 60 minutes. It involves applying a bleaching gel on the teeth and using a laser to activate its whitening properties. Protective measures such as rubber props, goggles, and gum barriers are used.
The procedure is generally painless, but teeth may be more sensitive afterward. It's important to avoid overdoing teeth whitening to protect tooth enamel and pulp. An experienced dentist can determine the best frequency and ensure proper protection for teeth and gums.
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How long does it last?
Laser teeth whitening is highly effective in reducing teeth discoloration due to the use of stronger chemicals than at-home treatments. It yields fast results, surpassing daily whitening strips or toothpastes.
The whitening effects are temporary, lasting a few months to 3 years, longer than most other treatments. Results and their duration depend on factors like original tooth color, treatment frequency, lifestyle habits, and the specific bleaching gel and lasers used. Generally, three or four sessions are recommended for optimal results.