Laser teeth whitening is the most advanced technique available offering an immediate effect for whiter brighter teeth. The use of a laser achieves a deeper penetration of the whitening action and usually with much less sensitivity. Most other traditional ‘dental light’ in house methods that do not use a true Laser but instead use LED lights to activate the gel leading to more sensitivity.
An initial exam of your teeth is essential. Most tooth discolorations can be treated with teeth whitening. Teeth can discolour due to staining from food, smoking, acidic drinks, or defects in the tooth enamel. Not all teeth are suitable for this procedure and things like existing fillings, veneers and crowns cannot be whitened. Professional cleaning may be required to remove external stains, calculus, and chalky deposits from the tooth surfaces.
The process of teeth whitening requires proper isolation of the gums. After that is achieved, a whitening gel is applied onto the teeth and activated by the Laser. The results are instant.
The patient should not consume products that stain teeth for 48 hours after treatment. This would include, but not be limited to, some fruits, coffee, red wine, tomato sauces, tea, tobacco, etc.