The Benefits Of Laser Teeth Whitening Treatments

Laser Teeth WhiteningAs 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 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.

Teeth Whitening Treatment Available

Teeth Whitening TreatmentMost people are very self-conscious about the appearance of their mouth and smile. Discolored teeth are one of the most common concerns that people have about their own smiles. Fortunately with the advancement of technology, teeth whitening treatments are readily available, and they are safe and effective. However, as with any other investment, it is important to consider which treatment is right for you based on your teeth conditions, and your budget.

There are several over-the-counter teeth whitening products to choose from that can brighten your teeth by a few shades. These products, and even some less expensive treatments provided in a Dentist’s office can work to whiten your teeth, there have been recent advances in teeth whitening that involve a new system that can provide results like you’ve never seen before.

Teeth Whitening can give you dramatic results that are incomparable to any over-the-counter products or take-home kits from your Dentist. It is the most advanced treatment that involves a two-stage process in which a special gel is applied to each tooth to start the whitening process. A laser light is then used to release oxygen in and around the teeth, which permeates the teeth. The process is then repeated again four times to continuously whiten the teeth to their ultimate shine, which can be up to eight shades brighter.

This type of teeth whitening treatment can only be done in a dental office or clinic that is qualified and has the teeth whitening equipment. The treatment usually takes around an hour and you can see teeth whitening that will actually improve the look of your teeth by up to eight shades in lightness. There is no other tooth whitening system on the market that can give you this type of whitening from an hour-long procedure.

Here are a list of some Frequently Asked Questions about Zoom Teeth Whitening:

1. How long do the results last?

After a treatment, your teeth will likely always stay whiter than they were before the treatment. To keep your teeth looking their best, good dental is required, which includes flossing, and at least two brushings/day.

2. Is the treatment safe?

Yes. There is extensive research and clinical studies showing that whitening teeth under the supervision of a Dentist is safe. Many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available.

3. What are the Zoom candidate qualifications?

A consultation is recommended to ensure no underlying oral health issues. Research has not evaluated the possible effects of whitening procedures on all patient types. Holistic Vitality Center, recommends the following whitening candidates consult a medical doctor before use:

  1. Pregnant and lactating mothers
  2. Those currently treated by their physician for a serious illness or disorder e.g. immune compromised, AIDS, and uncontrolled diabetes etc.
  3. Children under the age of 13
  4. Light sensitive individuals, including those on PUVA or other photo- chemotherapy
  5. Patients taking any photo reactive drugs or substances, whether over the counter prescription or homeopathic