Everyone wants a whiter, brighter smile. But how do we actually achieve this? Well, one option is laser teeth whitening. Teeth whitening has become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world. It’s easy to see why when you look at the easy, fast and proven results. But exactly what is involved? Can everyone undergo the treatment? These are some of the questions we’ll be answering in this article.
Dental on York is your trusted Sydney CBD dentist. We offer a range of cosmetic dentistry treatments including laser teeth whitening.
What is Laser Teeth Whitening?
There are many different options when it comes to teeth whitening. One of the most effective is laser teeth whitening. This type involves a special bleaching gel and special light. Let’s have a more in-depth look at the process:
- Your dentist will begin by protecting your gums, this is an important step in maintaining safety.
- A hydrogen peroxide bleaching gel is applied to your teeth.
- A curing light (laser) is pointed at your teeth. When this light comes into contact with the gel it breaks down the components. These components target the stained molecules and lift them, leaving a white finish.
The process is very effective and usually takes about an hour. Depending on your desired results will determine how many sessions you undergo. It offers instant results, so it’s perfect for a last-minute glow up!
How Effective is Laser Teeth Whitening?
Laser teeth whitening is considered to be the most effective of all whitening treatments. It can make your teeth several shades whiter in one single session. This new shade can last up to two years if taken care of. There are also take-home options you can use to upkeep the shine and brightness. Being the most effective does mean it is usually the most expensive option- something to keep in mind.
Is Laser Teeth Whitening Safe?
Laser teeth whitening is a non-invasive treatment. This means it does not involve surgery, making it simpler than many other cosmetic treatments. It should always be carried out by a qualified dentist. A properly trained dentist will know how to protect your teeth and gums. There is a slight risk of heat damage to the tooth pulp and soft tissues if the laser is not applied correctly. So be sure to see a trusted dentist.
Is it Suitable for Me?
This is a question only your dentist can answer. Before undergoing laser teeth whitening you will have a consultation with your dentist to assess your suitability. This treatment is not suitable for people with:
- Severely decayed or damaged teeth
- Gum disease
- Untreated dental problems
- Extreme tooth sensitivity
- Crowns or false teeth
Laser teeth whitening will work best for people who:
- Have stained or discoloured teeth
- Are realistic in their expectations
- Will care for their teeth post-procedure
- Are over 16 years of age
If you are unsure about teeth whitening it is best to consult your dentist.
What Aftercare is Involved?
To achieve the best results your dentist will recommend you avoid coloured drinks for the first 24hrs. This includes tea, coffee, cordial and red wine. It is also recommended that you avoid very hot or cold food and drink. As well as this it is wise to avoid smoking for a few days post-treatment. After this, you can go back to life as normal. It is still important to maintain good oral care habits. Such as regular brushing and flossing of your teeth.
Achieve a Whiter Brighter Smile at Dental On York
Laser teeth whitening is a popular and effective treatment. It can make your teeth multiple shades whiter in just one session. It is always important to consult your dentist before undergoing such a treatment. At Dental on York, you can be sure you’re in the safest hands. Our number one priority is your comfort and safety. If you’d like to know more about the teeth whitening treatments, we offer then give us a call.