Laser teeth whitening can help you rediscover a great smile
Whitening your teeth using laser teeth whitening treatments is a great way to instantly get a brighter and more attractive smile. If you’re not confident about smiling because of the unattractive colour of your teeth, laser teeth whitening can restore your confidence and give you a smile that you’re happy to show off.
Tooth discolouration is a common problem, often caused by the ravages of time, ageing and consuming substances which stain your teeth. However, instead of putting up with discoloured, dull teeth, you might want to consider laser teeth whitening.
The treatment is immediate and easy, and the procedure involves the use of whitening gel and Laserbrite activation lights to improve the colour of your teeth. Performed in the dental chair, laser teeth whitening involves polishing the teeth, applying whitening gel and then allowing the Laserbrite activation light to do the rest.
After three applications of eight minutes each under the Laserbrite light, immediate results will be noticeable. After that, your dentist will provide you with customised trays and take-home whitening gel that you can use to maintain your colour over time.
Laser teeth whitening will ensure that a bright, white smile is finally within reach.
Laser teeth whitening is the quickest and most effective whitening treatment
Laser teeth whitening allows you to instantly change and improve the colour of your teeth, and is extremely effective. This type of treatment will generally improve a tooth’s colour by several shades, although treatment results do vary.
The new white colour of your teeth may last up to two years.
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Laser teeth whitening is extremely safe
As laser teeth whitening is a non-invasive treatment that doesn’t involve surgery, it’s extremely safe for everybody. When carried out by a dentist, teeth whitening will not damage your teeth. There is a small risk of chemical burns if the bleaching chemicals in your take-home whitening kit come into contact with your gums or other soft tissues in your mouth.
All this means is that you’ll need to be careful when touching up your colour at home. And it’s best for pregnant women and new mothers to avoid whitening their teeth, as the bleaching chemicals can affect the unborn baby and enter breast milk.
There are few side effects to teeth whitening either. The teeth can become dehydrated during the whitening process, which sometimes leads to sensitivity. This will usually disappear 12 – 36 hours after whitening. Consult your dentist if you have any problems.
You will need to give your teeth good aftercare to make your teeth whitening treatment last as long as possible
No teeth whitening treatment lasts forever, and you’ll need to get regular touch-ups to prevent a rapidly discolouring smile. How long the colour actually la
food and lifestyle choices, and the reasons your teeth became discoloured in the first place. If you don’t address the reasons for tooth discolouration, you can’t expect the results of your whitening treatment to last a long time.
You’ll need to look after your teeth after you’ve had a laser whitening treatment to help the results last as long as possible. Try the following strategies:
- Give up or cut back on smoking. Regular contact with tobacco products will make your smile look yellow and dingy.
- Avoid staining foods and drinks as much as possible. Beverages such as coffee and red wine and foods such as blueberries and beetroot will soon make your freshly whitened teeth look dull and stained if you consume too much of them. Try drinking through a straw if you really must drink staining drinks and rinse your mouth with water after consuming staining foods or drinks. Try to brush your teeth afterwards too if possible.
- Maintain daily oral hygiene practices. Daily brushing and flossing at least twice a day are essential to keeping your mouth stain-free.
- Use a whitening toothpaste. This will help remove surface stains and keep your teeth looking whiter for longer. You’ll probably only need to use this once a week to get good results.
- Get your teeth professionally cleaned regularly. Every six months or so, see your dentist to get your teeth professionally cleaned in between whitening treatments. This will prevent hard-to-remove stains from setting on your teeth.
You’ll need to have a full dental health check before undergoing laser teeth whitening treatments
Before you head straight for the laser whitening treatment, you’ll need to have a dental health check first. If you want to effectively whiten your teeth, the best place to start is with a healthy mouth.
You will need to have any existing tooth or gum problems treated before you start the laser tooth whitening procedure, otherwise you may experience pain or discomfort, or aggravate existing problems.
Keep this in mind if you are whitening your teeth for a specific event, such as a wedding. Having your dental problems treated first may require a bit more time, so make sure you allow enough time if you’re on a deadline.
You’ll also need to have your teeth professionally cleaned by the dentist before commencing whitening treatment. This will help remove build-ups of plaque or tartar which may prevent the whitening treatment from working effectively. Once the surface stains are removed, the whitening treatment will be even more effective.
You can also help the process by maintaining a good dental hygiene routine in the weeks leading up to your treatment. This will help prevent issues arising that may affect your whitening procedure and give you the best chance of a great result.
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