LASER TEETH WHITENING
Tooth whitening is an in-office bleaching procedure
that corrects stains and discolorations of the
teeth. This is an easy process that takes about
90 minutes, requires no anesthesia nor damage
of teeth, and produces immediate white, bright
Understanding What Makes
You a Candidate.
We can help you, at your initial complimentary
consultation, determine your candidacy for teeth
whitening. We usually check the condition and
strength of your teeth through a brief exam.
Patients with recently taken x-rays can also
bring them in for review.
The cause of your teeth staining needs to be
determined before confirming your candidacy.
Some of the factors that contribute to discoloration
- Tetracycline (antibiotic)
- Overabundance of fluoride
- Teeth injury or damage
- Nerve degeneration
- Corrective material such as silver and gold
- Birth defects or developed diseases
- Substances like coffee, soda, red wine, or
Understanding Your Options.
There are in-office methods that prove to be
superior in most cases, but some cases do call
for at-home procedures. We can help determine
which one is best for your needs. A package treatment
that would combine both methods is sometimes
recommended for enhanced results.
There are options in this case, as well. Many
doctors provide all of these or just one, depending
on their preference and experience with results.
The options include:
- laser teeth whitening - laser assisted whitening
- Brite Smile - gas plasma blue light combined
with a hydrogen based gel
- in-house bleaching - usually uses a UV light
With most of these procedures, a bleaching gel
is applied before treatment. The intense light
of choice is then directed at the teeth, by the
doctor, activating the bleach. This usually takes
about 1-2 hours while you relax in anticipation
of your improved smile. Results are noticeable
immediately, and can last for up to a few years.
Understanding the Side Effects.
Some patients report a mild ache for about a
day following treatment, but can easily treat
it with pain medication. Some patients also notice
sensitivity to food and drinks for a couple days
after treatment, but that is temporary.