Laser Teeth Whitening
Over the past two decades, tooth whitening or bleaching has become one of the most popular esthetic dental treatments. Tooth whitening can be a very effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface.
As we age, our teeth naturally darken. Consuming Tea, Coffee, Certain foods and Smoking, may also contribute to the problem.
How It Works?
Bleaching that is done in the clinic, where immediate results are expected is called power bleaching. Power bleaching often uses hydrogen peroxide, an activating light or laser, and also requires a rubber dam or tissue dam to be placed to protect the gums.
The main advantages of the power bleaching technique are:
- The time factor – produces immediate results in the clinic, which means your teeth get whiter straight away rather than taking a few weeks; and avoiding problems with home bleaching procedures such as:
- Wearing trays that may cause you to gag
- May give you a bad taste in your mouth.
Are there any side effects to teeth whitening ?
The Most Common side effect of teeth bleaching is usually short lived sensitivity which normally resolves after a few days of treatment.
Is it possible to purchase teeth whitening products at a pharmacy?
Yes, this is possible; however, over the counter teeth whitening products for home use are not professional-strength formulas and the long term benefits may be significantly reduced.