This dental procedure is a part of cosmetic dentistry and has quick and desired results. You just need one dental appointment and voila your teeth will be as good as new. Laser teeth whitening is the new found secret to get whiter and shinier teeth. Just like a dental implant helps get you new teeth similarly laser teeth whitening gives you 5-10 shades whiter teeth. This dental procedure has become a routine practice for dentist since 1996.
The use of laser in the teeth whitening procedure was included because many patients complained that the conventional method was yielding unsatisfactory result. They also complained that the method resulted in inflammation. Laser was used to target very specific areas so that such complications can be avoided.
The procedure of teeth whitening is slightly lengthy and involves long hours at the dental clinic. The reason why the procedure is lengthy because most of the time is spent to make sure that the surrounding teeth and tissues can be protected. Your dentist will apply beeswax on them to avoid any contact with laser.
Your dentist will decide the type of laser that he will be using to carry out the procedure. At this stage you need to discuss all your options with the cosmetic dentist so that he/she can tell you everything in detail. The most widely used laser for laser teeth whitening is argon laser. The use of laser in the whitening process is activating the chemicals which will be placed on your teeth. The light that is emitted increases the reaction rate of the chemical and that’s how color change happens.
After this step is completed your dentist will use fluoride on your teeth. This has two effects on your teeth: a) it strengthens your teeth and b) gives a white shiny luster. Laser teeth whitening is the most sought after treatment when it comes to teeth whitening. The reason is simple it is quick and accurate.
The effectiveness of this procedure depends on how well you maintain or take care of your teeth post the treatment. It is the responsibility of the dentist to make sure that the procedure is completed with amazing results. However once you leave the dental clinic it will be your responsibility to make sure that your teeth remains as white as they look post treatment. Make sure that you avoid soda, smoking, coffee, blueberries and tea. For the first week after you have gone through the laser teeth whitening avoid all these for optimum and long-lasting results.