The first thing people notice when we smile is our teeth. Everyone loves sporting a nice set of pearly white teeth. Unfortunately, food, beverages, and such activities as smoking, can cause severe teeth staining making them look unattractive. More people are now turning to teeth whitening products to whiten their teeth. There are many products available that range from very cheap to quite expensive. Whitening strips, gels, and toothpastes are treatments available that one can use at home. Results have been good, but the whitening does not last long. The best product to whiten teeth is laser teeth whitening.
Laser teeth whitening is one of many available dental whitening procedures that are performed by dentists. It is quick, safe, and a very effective method of teeth whitening with proven results.
The laser whitening treatment begins with a meticulous cleaning of the patients teeth. A laser whitening gel is then applied to the teeth. This whitening gel contains a greater bleaching agent in comparison to the gel used in the over-the-counter tooth whitening products, which produces improved results. The gel is applied to the teeth for about twenty five minutes and this application is normally performed two or three times during the procedure. After the whitening gel has been applied, the dentist utilizes a high intensity laser that is used to penetrate the teeth enamel. This procedure will bleach the teeth. The results can be seen immediately after the procedure. Depending on the patient’s teeth shade and condition, laser teeth whitening can whiten teeth up to 8 shades.
Laser teeth whitening can take about one to two hours to perform in a dentists office. There will be no negative effects on the gum tissue. Patients have reported mild sensitivity which quickly goes away after two or three days. Laser teeth whitening produces better and faster results compared to other teeth whitening products. It is also faster as you start seeing the whitening results after an hour.
Costs of laser teeth whitening will vary greatly depending on the specific procedure performed, the condition of ones teeth, and where you live. In general you can expect to pay somewhere between several hundred to several thousand dollars.
An accumulation of stains on the teeth can be unappealing and cause people to feel apprehensive about showing off their smile. This often leads to low self-esteem. Fortunately, there are now a number of whitening products on the market that offer varying degrees of tooth whitening results. When choosing a particular teeth whitening product, it is essential to understand the effectiveness of each one. A dentist can fill you in on the pros and cons of each product.
The process of laser teeth whitening works by removing materials and stains from the tooth enamel. It is currently one of the most effective methods of whitening your teeth. Whitening your teeth will leave you with a brighter and sparkling smile that will catch the attention of all when you reveal your new and improved smile.