Laser teeth whitening is growing in popularity because of it’s quick, dramatic in-office results. The treatment begins with bleach being applied to each tooth, following the application of laser heat to promote treatment effectiveness and efficiency. This procedure uses a strong bleaching gel that the laser activates so patients can leave the office with the results they want. To find out if you are a candidate for laser teeth whitening, a consultation is needed with your dental care provider.
The Popularity of Teeth Whitening
Tooth whitening is one of the most frequently requested dental procedures by the public, according to the National Institute of Health. Whiter, more perfect smiles are now an option for more and more people. The many teeth whitening options make getting that beautiful smile just an appointment away.
The Laser Option
Laser teeth whitening uses the power of–yep, you guessed it, a laser–to help whiten your smile. Lasers help accelerate the chemical reaction of the whitening solution so patients can achieve whiter teeth faster with fewer whitening sessions.
Before the lasers are applied to each tooth, a strong bleaching gel is painted on each tooth so that you can achieve the quick, dramatic results you want. The bleach used is a hydrogen peroxide gel that ranges from 25 to 40 percent in concentration levels, reports the ADA. With these high concentrations, special steps are taken to reduce tooth sensitivity, while safeguarding your lips, gums and other oral tissues.
BriteSmile Teeth Whitening Method
At Evanson DDS, we offer whitening services in our office with the BriteSmile® program. BriteSmile is a form of laser dentistry provided in dental offices across the country. This revolutionary whitening technology is clinically proven to get your teeth their whitest. It has been shown to whiten teeth by an average of 8 shades!
Over 800,000 happy clients worldwide have had the BriteSmile procedure and are now sharing their brilliant white smiles more than ever. There is also a take-home system that provides plenty of whitening power over a slightly longer period of time if you decide to go that route.
Each whitening option offers a unique set of benefits. You can also use both in-office and at-home treatment methods for the maximum whitening effect.
What to Expect with Laser Teeth Whitening
Before beginning BriteSmile whitening treatment, you will undergo a routine dental cleaning before the appropriate concentration of whitening gel is applied to your teeth.
The BriteSmile blue light is then positioned over the teeth to activate the gel through an oxidation process. During this treatment time, you can watch TV, listen to music or nap. Generally, the gels are applied to the teeth for three 20-minute intervals.
Maintaining That White Smile
To help maintain your brilliant smile, it is important to avoid certain foods and beverages, so they don’t stain your teeth. Some drinks that have shown to stain teeth include: tea, coffee, red wine, and cola. Tobacco products will also stain your teeth (and are just not good for your body anyway!)
Practice regular oral hygiene (teeth brushing and flossing) to help protect your teeth from stains. Also make and keep your regularly scheduled dental cleanings at Evanson DDS so you can keep that smile shiny and like new. Whitening toothpastes can also help support your goals for a whiter smile!
Learn About Your Options
If you would like to whiten your teeth, contact Evanson DDS in Parker, Colorado, for a consultation. During your visit, we will answer any questions you may have and provide expert recommendations on how you can reach all of your smile goals. Dr. Evanson is highly skilled and trained to provide a variety of dental services. Her office is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to ensure you receive the best possible care. We believe nothing exudes beauty and confidence like a bright, vibrant smile, and that everyone deserves to experience the life-altering benefits of a radiant, healthy smile. Dr. Evanson is a family dentist in Parker, Colorado, with convenient access to the communities of Highlands Ranch, Aurora, Castle Rock and Lone Tree.Leave a reply →