How Does Laser Teeth Whitening Work?
Almost everyone experiences some tooth discoloration or staining at some point. If you drink tea, coffee or red wine, these will leave stains over time. Smoking or chewing tobacco, taking certain medications and even suffering a dental injury can also lead to teeth discoloration. Some causes of yellowing teeth are beyond our control; as you age, your tooth enamel becomes thin and this makes your teeth appear more yellow.
According to experts, the acids in food we ingest are great contributors of the change in colour of our teeth. Additionally, our habit of cleaning the teeth irregularly, using brushing products other than toothpastes can harm our teeth and gums. With poor oral care, yellow teeth become even darker because of the accumulation of bacteria; this leads to damage of enamel and unwanted discoloration.
In most cases, professional teeth whitening treatments can restore your smile’s former glory and give you back the ability to smile without feeling embarrassed. Laser teeth whitening provides long term advantages, and at the same it is the most pleasant procedure of teeth whitening. It enhances the overall sensation of a whiter, brighter smile, making you feel fresher and nicer. Laser Teeth Whitening is a very effective treatment of transforming yellow teeth into whiter ones and is done using bleaching agents & whitening gels.
What are the steps involved in Laser Teeth Whitening?
Our dentist will examine your teeth and the supporting tissue, and if necessary clean the plaque & calculus from the teeth surface. Next step, includes the protection of gums using isolation material and rubber dam. A protective lining is placed on your gums and some parts of the mouth to shield the ultraviolet light that is used in the procedure. Then a bleaching gel is applied to your teeth. This gel usually contains hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. A laser is used to activate bleaching gel. The gel reacts to the light and works on the stains and other compounds on the teeth.
Am I the right candidate for Laser Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening should not be done on children under 16 years of age and on pregnant women. In all other age groups it is allowed, often desirable. Certain medical conditions need to also be ruled out.
Advantages of Zoom Laser Teeth Whitening
- Fast and Effective – In just a matter of an hour, you already have 7-10 shades whiter set of teeth. Zoom advanced teeth whitening works the best when compared to other teeth whitening products and does not require repeated applications to see a noticeable change.
- Pain Free and Safe – this procedure is both safe and pain free with no side effects. There could be a slight amount of sensitivity post treatment, which subsides quickly.
- Long Lasting Effect – with proper diet and home care maintenance, the effect can last for a long time.
- Time Efficient – In just one hour you can see the results by the end of the treatment. Working individuals can immediately return to work after this procedure; unlike other home are methods that require twice a day application. Remember to follow the dentist’s prescription.
Cost of Laser Teeth Whitening
This treatment is slightly more costly when compared to other teeth whitening procedures; however these days the cost has gone down since this method has become very popular. Zoom advanced teeth whitening cost can range anywhere from $250-300. It takes approximately one hour and is completed in a single sitting
Will there be sensitivity after treatment?
Although this is uncommon, slight sensitivity might occur after your session to hot or cold beverages. If your teeth are naturally sensitive, it is advisable to tell your dentist so that they can adjust the cycle time and assess whether you are a good candidate for the treatment.
There may be some gum irritation when the gel reacts to the laser light. Sometimes the warmth that is being emitted by the light can cause swelling of the gums. This again will eventually subside. Follow the dentist’s prescription after the treatment.
Follow-up after Laser Teeth Whitening
If you are looking for the fastest and most efficient way that is worth your money, then laser teeth whitening is the right choice for you. Home care is necessary to maintain the whitening effect. This can be achieved through various means like home bleach trays, whitening toothpastes, whitening gels and strips. Try to avoid eating food or beverages that can cause staining in your teeth like red wine, berries and avoid smoking.
For a SAFE, EFFECTIVE AND QUICK Whitening Treatment – Go for Zoom Advanced Laser Teeth Whitening Treatment. Consult our cosmetic dentist for details about the procedure and laser teeth whitening cost to prepare yourself better for the treatment.