If you asked a dentist, what is the most effective, easiest, and quickest way to obtain whiter teeth? They will all recommend Laser teeth whitening. Even though cost are fairly high, ranging from $ 600- $ 400, it is a reliable treatment that can provide efficient results in just one session. This procedure involves a dentist applying whitening gel to all of your teeth and then simply activating it with a special laser light. The laser light actually helps activate the gel to penetrate your teeth and remove surface and internal teeth stains. The treatment only requires about 45 minutes to one hour of your time. Extra time may be required if first your teeth need to be cleaned by the dental hygienist to remove bacteria and plaque.
Can you picture your teeth 8 shades lighter? This is not only possible with laser treatment but 95% of the time you will not require any further whitening treatments. One session is all you'll need! Unlike many other whitening products, there is usually no pain or teeth sensitivity associated with laser treatment procedures. So if you are scared of the dentist you can feel free to relax now.
The most common laser teeth whitening systems used by dentist today are Zoom-2 and Britesmile. These effective products all use high concentrations of hydrogen peroxide and are more effective and safe than the over the counter products. These systems are better for tooth enamel, gums and areas around dental fillings. Opalescence Boost is another in office teeth whitening system used by dentist that features a unique, chemically activated formula that whitens your teeth without heat or rays of a light.
The advantages to using laser teeth whitening greatly outweigh the disadvantages. Laser treatment requires no trays, it's quick, very effective, and you will most likely only need one treatment session. The biggest disadvantages of laser teeth whitening is it is not a "home remedy", it must be applied by a dental professional and the cost will vary depending on dental clinic and location. Most standard at home teeth whitening products require numerous bleaching procedures and can become very messy. Placing messy gels and uncomfortable whitening trays in the mouth for 10 minutes or more can become difficult and cause mistakes. Usually teeth sensitivity and gum irritation occur and results vary greatly with these do-it-yourself products.
The bottom line is that laser teeth whitening treatment can be a little expensive but the results are usually dramatic. The effects of these procedures will usually last a couple of years depending on what you eat, drink, and the natural structure of your teeth. Today a person has many options for teeth whitening so always consult a dental professional to help you choose the best method for your teeth and wallet.