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Laser Teeth Whitening FAQ

  1. Is Laser Teeth Whitening Safe?
  2. How long will the effects of laser teeth whitening last?
  3. Does laser tooth whitening hurt?
  4. How much lighter will laser teeth whitening make my teeth?
  5. Can laser teeth whitening improve the color of my caps, crowns, and veneers?
  6. How do teeth become discolored?
  7. Am I a candidate for laser tooth whitening?

1. Is Laser Teeth Whitening Safe?

So far, all studies have concluded laser teeth whitening to be completely safe. These studies utilized a 10% concentration of bleach and found that no damage was done to the tooth enamel.

2. How Long Will the effects of laser teeth whitening last?

You should expect your teeth to fade slightly a few days after your procedure. Once this initial fade occurs, you can expect these results to last somewhere between 6 months and a year. Therefore, it is advisable to schedule touch-ups every six months or so.

3. Does Laser Teeth Whitening Hurt?

No. Contrary to what many people believe, the laser used in laser teeth whitening does not heat the tooth. Those with very sensitive teeth may experience some minor discomfort, but this should go away a few hours after the surgery.

4. How much whiter will laser tooth whitening make my teeth?

You can expect to improve your smile 5 to 10 shades. These results are far better than over-the-counter gels and toothpastes, and the procedure only takes about an hour.

5. Can Laser Teeth Whitening improve the color of my crowns, caps, or veneers?

Unfortunately, it is impossible to whiten crowns, caps, and veneers with laser teeth whitening. However, the procedure may remove stains that may have developed over the years.

6. How do teeth become discolored?

Many of the reasons for teeth discoloration are widely known. Smoking or drinking dark beverages such as wine or coffee over long periods of time are common culprits. However, there are many factors in teeth discoloration which you have no control over. Heredity often plays a role. Some antibiotics, specifically those in the Tetracyclines class, have been found to cause tooth discoloration. Surprisingly, tooth discolaration and spots can even be caused by excess exposure to flouride, a condition called Fluorosis.

7. Am I a candidate for laser teeth whitening?

Laser Teeth Whitening can be performed on anyone. Of course, children should wait until they have all their adult teeth.

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