Things You Need to Know About Laser Teeth Whitening
Posted on 4/12/2021 by Kevin Nail, DDS
|Beautiful white teeth are a natural confidence booster. However, with time, teeth can become stained because of a lack of oral hygiene, deficiency of essential minerals and vitamins, and pigmentation as a result of certain foods.
Laser teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure that uses blue plasma laser and hydrogen peroxide gel to whiten the teeth. This in-office procedure is administered by licensed dentists, and it can take several sessions before patients can notice a visible difference in the color of their teeth.
It is to be noted that laser teeth whitening is not a permanent treatment for whitening teeth. The results are visible for only up to a year, depending on how well you maintain your teeth.
Here are a few important things you need to know about laser teeth whitening.
Easy, Non-invasive, Painless Procedure
Laser teeth whitening is a quick, easy, non-invasive, and relatively painless procedure. One session can take up to one hour or less, depending on the results you desire. No incisions or surgery is required. The blue plasma laser light is applied directly to your teeth along with a natural bleaching agent, known as hydrogen peroxide. The laser light activates the bleaching agent. The active ingredients in the bleaching agent remove stains from the teeth and return their pearl white shine. Quite rarely, patients experience slight pain or irritation during the process. This is mainly due to the high concentration of hydrogen peroxide, which causes a tingling sensation and sensitivity.
It is Effective for Removing Stubborn Stains
The laser teeth whitening treatment has proven to be extremely effective for removing stubborn stains from the teeth. Other teeth whitening methods and treatments are not 100% effective for removing stubborn stains, especially the ones that can be seen in between the tooth gaps. The blue plasma laser lights targets plaque, and the strong hydrogen peroxide gel bleaches teeth to restore your teeth's original color and shine.
You will Require Multiple Sittings
Like most cosmetic procedures, laser teeth whitening treatment too requires 3 to 4 sittings or sessions to get the best results. After each sitting, your dentist will show you the result. After the first sitting, the change in teeth color is barely visible, but after the 3rd or 4th sitting, you will be able to notice a marked difference in the appearance of your teeth.
However, you must bear in mind that, on average, the cost of in-office laser teeth whitening can be anywhere between $400 to $1,500 per session.
Call us now at (281) 550-9054 to schedule your appointment and get those pearly whites shining again.