As most of us realize that our smiles are what others pay attention to or notice first about us, and is one of the reasons we want it to look as bright as it can. In order to keep it sparkling can be challenging however. There are factors that cause our teeth to discolor, we can change some of them but others we can’t. Foods and drinks such as sodas, coffee, and tea can discolor our teeth over time. They can leave stains as well. Age, the one we can’t change, makes it inevitable that our teeth will discolor. Some medications too can cause teeth to discolor or stain. A laser teeth whitening treatment can change the whiteness of our teeth.
A laser teeth whitening treatment is performed by a cosmetic dentist like www.drramosdentistry.com who can provide a brighter smile in as little as an hour. Although there are over the counter treatments available to improve the whiteness of one’s teeth, they are not as effective as a professional treatment. Patients that have a professional teeth whitening treatment can expect to improve their brightness by at least eight shades in a single treatment.
A teeth whitening treatment consists first with the cosmetic dentist making sure the teeth are clean. They would first apply a protective coating on the patient’s gums, which is not harmful to the gums just a safety precaution from the laser light. A potent teeth whitening gel, is applied to the teeth and then the laser light is used to activate the gel. The laser light allows for the whitening agent to deeply penetrate the dentin of the patient’s teeth in order to lift and remove stains to provide a bright white smile. At intervals the specialist may utilize the laser light in order to remove deep tough stains or may request a patient to return for a subsequent treatment.
The benefits to having a laser teeth whitening treatment can vary with each patient and can include why they want the treatment but they can include the following:
• An improved smile.
• It provides a whiteness that can be as high at 16 shades brighter.
• It can be done on a lunch break.
• It can improve one’s self-confidence.
• It can improve one’s self-esteem.
• It can improve one’s social life.
One may think that by avoiding foods and drinks that cause discoloration to one’s teeth that their teeth won’t dull or become discolored and it can improve the chances of slowing the process but we can’t avoid taking necessary medications to remain healthy and we surely can’t avoid aging. That’s probably why a teeth whitening treatment is the most common requested and performed procedure by a cosmetic dentist.