Laser teeth whitening

There are several teeth whitening products and procedures available today that can help you to brighten your smile and remove stains from your teeth. Each of these methods works effectively and offers benefits as well as disadvantages. Choosing the right procedure for your own teeth will depend on a number of different factors. Laser teeth whitening is an excellent way to correct discolored teeth and can help you to have a much brighter and whiter smile in a very short period of time.

In-office laser teeth whitening procedures are very common and are also the most expensive option. Your dentist or specialist will use a special laser light along with whitening or bleaching gel to remove stains and whiten the enamel on your teeth. This procedure is typically followed up with a kit that you will use at home to further brighten your smile. During the whitening process, your dentist or hygienist will apply a bleaching gel to your teeth. A special laser light is then used to activate crystals in the gel which absorb energy from the laser. This light, along with the gel then penetrates your tooth enamel and gives you a much whiter smile. The average time for this procedure is around two hours but may be more or less depending on the amount of whitening that you need. The cost of an in-office laser whitening procedure can run anywhere from $500 to just over $700 depending on your dentist and the amount of discoloration that you have on your teeth prior to the procedure.

With in-office laser teeth whitening, you will notice a significant improvement in the color of your teeth instantly. It typically only takes one visit to get you a beautiful, bright smile again depending on the degree of discoloration of your teeth when you have the procedure done. Most patients will see a noticeable improvement after just one visit. This is the fastest way to brighten your smile but again, it is also the most expensive. If you want instant results, in-office laser whitening is the best choice.

If it is important for you to have whiter, brighter teeth, laser teeth whitening procedures are an excellent choice. It is important to note that some patients have reported short-term disadvantages to laser teeth whitening such as soreness in the gums and teeth from the bleach gel that is used. This problem tends to disappear completely just a few days after the procedure however and is typically not a terrible complication. Some patients may simply be more sensitive to chemicals and lasers than others. If you experience a problem after your whitening procedure, you should inform your dentist so that he or she can check you for tooth sensitivity.

In order for laser teeth whitening to be completely effective, it needs to be a long-term commitment. While your dentist’s office can certainly whiten your teeth, you should be aware of certain foods and habits that tend to discolor teeth and can reverse the effects of your laser whitening. Drinking certain beverages such as coffee, tea and red wines can color the teeth as can certain foods like blueberries. Smoking also tends to dull the teeth and discolor them. If you are planning to pay for laser teeth whitening procedures to brighten your smile, you should be aware of simply lifestyle changes that can help you to maintain your healthier smile.

Most insurance companies will not pay for laser teeth whitening as this is considered to be a cosmetic procedure. Given the cost of whitening can be well over $1,000 in many areas, it is important to do whatever you can to keep your teeth white and healthy after your procedure to ensure that you do not have to undergo the procedure again in the near future.

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Last updated on Jun 30th, 2010 and filed under Dental Health. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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  1. I have tried using different teeth whitening solutions and many are doing work wonderfully on me. The effects are obvious even after the first time.

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