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Laser Teeth Whitening Guide

Updated on September 29, 2010

Laser Tooth Whitening Offers the Brightest Smile

Tooth whitening can help you achieve that gorgeous, drop dead smile that everyone notices. You'll steal the heart of many and be the envy of the rest with the new smile you have found. Various methods of tooth whitening products can produce sparkly white teeth you will love to show to the world. The process cleaning your teeth can be done in the comfort of your home or professionally with the help of a dentist.

Teeth whitening involves the removal of plaque and other substances from the teeth. Using a tooth whitening procedure can give you teeth that are up to 10 shades whiter in a relatively short period of time. Teeth whitening kits can be purchased and used at home. The results of these kits can take up to 3 weeks or longer, for maximum results. Premium whitening kits can cut the time of the process in half. Prices of these kits are fairly reasonable, depending on the type and brand you choose. Toothpastes are also designed for whitening teeth to provide variable degrees of whitening, along with mouthwashes designed to whiten teeth.

Overview on Laser Teeth Whitening

Laser teeth whitening is performed by a dentist during an office visit. The results are immediate, and can be noticed as soon as the procedure is finished. This type of tooth cleaning takes approximately an hour and is pain free. The process uses a form of dehydration of the teeth to whiten them.

Laser teeth whitening begins by removing all of the plaque along the gum line of the teeth. Other plaque will be removed from the teeth at which time a clear peroxide gel is placed on the teeth. This gel ensures the best whitening from the laser. A special light is used to activate the gel. The light is placed over the teeth and offers the maximum whitening available.

Most laser teeth whitening procedures take just one visit to accomplish a beautiful smile to love. Touch up visits are sometimes, though not always, needed, and those with badly stained teeth may require an additional 2 to 3 office visits. People who consume carbonated or sugary beverages, or coffee or who smoke are more likely to stain their teeth and require a follow up visit for a touch up. Some dentists provide take-home kits to perform these touch ups at home. Carbamide peroxide gel comes in the at-home kits, and the number of these packs included in the kit can also affect the cost of the procedure itself.

Risk/Side Effect
Laser teeth cleaning has very low risks associated with it. Some people have reported sensitivity in their teeth after this procedure. People who have sensitive teeth should consult with their dentist before a laser tooth whitening procedure is performed. Those with tooth sensitivity can have a procedure performed and use things such as special toothpastes to reduce the sensitivity they may experience. For anyone who has had an allergic reaction to peroxide should also discuss this with their dentist prior to laser teeth whitening is performed.

Costs for laser teeth whitening costs a bit more than a do-it-yourself kit, however, the results are also many times better. Costs for the procedure vary according to where you live. In small or rural towns, $350 to $400 is the average cost for the procedure, while in large, urbanized cities the cost can be between $900 to more than $1,500. The price can also vary greatly between dentists. Comparing prices is always the best. Quotes are provided free, and will ensure you receive the best price. The procedure is performed by most any dentist in your area. A quick search with the world wide web can help you find a dentist to offer laser tooth cleaning.

Video: Laser Teeth Whitening

Whitening Result

With proper care of the teeth, laser tooth whitening can be performed once per year, though some cases the effects last only a few months. The type of stains, condition of the teeth, and other factors determine how long the effects will last, and this also can vary greatly from person to person.

Laser tooth whitening is recommended for people 18 years of age and older. It is safe and effective for both men and women. Pregnant women should also wait until after delivery to have a laser tooth whitening procedure performed. Anyone wishing to have a professional cleaning should have relatively healthy teeth, free of gum disease, worn enamel, or cavities.

Laser teeth cleaning can also help improve your teeth in other ways! It is reported that laser teeth whitening can strengthen the teeth's enamel as well as help to prevent cavities! It is like a free and unexpected bonus and just one of the many reasons to consider laser teeth cleaning. There is no better way to get the whitest and brightest smile.


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