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Laser Teeth Whitening

Laser teeth whitening is a professional teeth whitening procedure combining concentrated hydrogen peroxide gel with laser heat energy.

Laser Teeth Whitening

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The Skinny


Average Recovery

0 days

Permanence

Temporary

Application

Topical

Surgical

No

Cost

$400 - $1500

The Specifics


What is laser teeth whitening?

Laser teeth whitening is a teeth whitening solution performed in a dental office. The quickest and most expensive whitening solution used in cosmetic dentistry, laser teeth whitening uses powerful concentrations of hydrogen peroxide gel and laser whitening heat energy to rapidly and effectively remove external enamel layer staining.

The Anatomy of the Tooth

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What cosmetic concerns does a laser teeth whitening procedure treat?

  1. Damaged Teeth & Gums: Hydrogen peroxide gel used in concentrations from 25 to 40 percent penetrate enamel layers to break down stain causing molecules with the assistance of laser energy.

Who is the ideal candidate for a laser teeth whitening procedure?

The ideal candidate for a laser teeth whitening procedure has tooth discoloration and is in generally good health. Laser teeth whitening is not recommended for those with poor oral health, sensitive teeth, and deep set tooth staining below the enamel layer.

What is the average recovery associated with a laser teeth whitening procedure?

There is no recovery period following a laser teeth whitening procedure. Tooth and gum sensitivity is common, but typically resolves within days. Avoiding staining food, substances, and dental products is recommended for 24 hours.

What are the potential side effects of a laser teeth whitening procedure?

Possible side effects following a laser teeth whitening procedure include tooth sensitivity and gum sensitivity which resolve within days.

What can someone expect from the results of a laser teeth whitening procedure?

A laser teeth whitening procedure produces immediate improvements to teeth whiteness. The teeth may initially appear whiter than expected, but this will correct over 48 hours. Proper aftercare including avoiding staining foods, drinks, substances, and smoking will enhance and extend the results.

What is the average cost of a laser teeth whitening procedure?


A laser teeth whitening procedure can cost anywhere from $400 to $1,500. The actual cost of laser teeth whitening is dependent upon location, hair loss specialist or dermatologist, and length and involvement of the cosmetic procedure.

Pros

Rapid resultswhiter teethtreats surface stains

Cons

Expensive

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Invasiveness is graded based on factors such as anesthesia practices, incisions, and recovery notes common to this procedure.

What to Expect


Laser teeth whitening is considered the most effective method for rapid teeth whitening results. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after laser teeth whitening.

The Takeaway


Laser teeth whitening is a dual action dental office treatment combining hydrogen peroxide bleaching gel with a laser whitening treatment. This whitening process can create dramatic results in just one whitening session.

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  1. Francesco Cairo Periodontal plastic surgery of gingival recessions at single and multiple teeth PubMed.gov; 2017-10-02
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