Truths and Myths for Laser Teeth Whitening Treatment

Posted by Sayma Memon on May 24th, 2017

Field of Cosmetic Dentistry has evolved such an extent that you can get celebrity smile within an hour. Teeth Whitening is one such procedure people go for very highly.

Many of people like you want pearly white smile with the help of laser teeth whitening treatment but same time also hesitate to go for it just because of misconception spread about it.

Here is full guide about truths and myths of Teeth Whitening and laser teeth whitening. 

What is Teeth Whitening?

In simple terms, teeth whitening is the process of whitening the teeth with the help of bleaching agent.

Bleaching or teeth whitening is a procedure which involves lightening of the colour of a tooth through the application of a chemical agent to oxidize the organic pigmentation in the tooth.

There are mainly two types of teeth whitening available.

  1. Home Bleaching – special trays made by dentist prescribed you to use at home
  2. In office bleaching (Done at Dental clinic and performed by dental professional)

There are mainly two types of in office bleaching.

  1. Chemical Activated
  2. Laser teeth Whitening

At US Dental, we have best class technology, material and specialist doctors who renders unmatched quality teeth whitening treatment in Ahmedabad at affordable rates.

How Teeth Whitening works?

Tooth whitening or tooth bleaching process involves the application of bleaching agent mainly Hydrogen Peroxide in the varying concentrations. For in office bleaching, the concentration of hydrogen peroxide varies from 20 to 38% and for home bleaching, it varies from 3 to 10%.

Because of the high concentration of bleaching agent, in office procedure has to be monitored closely by dental professional and also yields quicker and better results usually within an hour.

What is Laser Teeth Whitening?

In laser process, along with chemical agent used in In-office whitening, a specialized light or laser is activated in the process that activates the gel and allows bleaching to happen faster.

First, we will apply a substance that covers and protects the gums around the teeth. Then, whitening agent will be placed on the teeth. These whitening agents are activated by special light. After the whitening agent is applied, we will shine the light on your teeth.

Products used for Teeth Whitening -

There are professional teeth whitening agents available in the market which are approved by USFDA for safer application in dentist's office. Some of these products are as follows:

  1. Pola office- 35% hydrogen peroxide
  2. Opalscent xtra boost from Ultradent- 38-40% Hydrogen Peroxide
  3. Zoom bleaching agent- 25% hydrogen peroxide

At US Dental, we use safe and best quality products to serve the infection control and less sensitive treatment. Also, the specialist is awarded with best dentist in Ahmedabad who has experienced various complicated cases.

Mechanism of action of Hydrogen Peroxide based bleaching agents: 

The active molecules of hydrogen peroxide react with the organic colour forming stains on the teeth and dissolve them to yield whitening effect.

Does laser treatment help to improve the results?

There is lot of controversy in the literature regarding the benefit of light or heat source as an accelerator of whitening process. If high concentration of Hydrogen peroxide is used to whiten the teeth, then use of additional light or heat speeds up the process and may cause more sensitivity if used for longer period. 

Does laser teeth whitening process involves high Sensitivity?

Whitening process in general may lead to higher sensitivity regardless of light being used or not to speed up the process as is used in either Zoom or laser whitening. Both processes use external source of light in addition to basic tooth whitening agent such as Hydorgen peroxide. Without external light or heat source, plain Pola office or any other material will also yield related results.

Risk of sensitivity also depends upon the type of stains and structure and thickness of enamel of your teeth. But there is always a chance of short term sensitivity after any in office teeth whitening procedure be it with or without external light source. Sensitivity varies from teeth to teeth.

Not everyone develops sensitivity and even if it develops, sensitivity is usually temporary and wears off within 7 to 10 days. So, now you have seen both the sides of Teeth Whitening, now get the celebrity pearly white smile with Teeth Whitening at US Dental Center.

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