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does laser teeth whitening help with discolored teeth

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
47 years experience Prosthodontics
Teeth whitening: Go to google and search for dentists that whtinening teeth with the zoom system, is fast but not enough. Will need some tray for an additional week. I ... Read More
Dr. Tarek Hamid
9 years experience Dentistry
Your dentist: Most of today's dental offices offer teeth whitening , and have the proper equipment and technologies that qualifying dentists and only dentist to do ... Read More
Dr. Mark Venincasa
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Ask your dentist: To be honest with you, there are other forms of whitening that are very safe and effective without the use of a laser. Evidence based dentistry does n ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
As often as you like: There is no time restriction and teeth whitening is safe. However, cochrane systematic review finds laser teeth whitening have short-term effectivene ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Yash
46 years experience Dentistry
No set time period: Laser teeth whitening done in the dental office can be repeated. Too often will lead to teeth sensitivity and gingival inflammation. The process of ... Read More
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Dr. Howard Schneider
34 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
That depends: Tooth bleaching is not without risks. Overdoing tooth whitening (laser or otherwise) can lead to long term sensitivity and can permanently damage your ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Majid Jamali
26 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Teeth : Teeth whitening at home which is done by trays made by your dentist.
Dr. Alvaro Lazo
24 years experience Dentistry
Yes: There are some other light activated materials. Led and halogen are just some of them, and also and home bleaching.
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Dr. Mark Venincasa
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes...: There are whitening gels that can be used at home, and their are stronger gels that can be used under the supervision of a dentist. I would visit wit ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Majid Jamali
26 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Effect : It can last anywhere between 2-6 months. It depends on the color of your teeth, how much you smoke and if you drink red wine or not.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Knoll
49 years experience Dentistry
See the long answer: Tooth whitening that is performed with the aid of a light (such as the zoom light) is called laser tooth or teeth whitening. From a pure scientific st ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Sometimes but....: First, they don't actually use lasers, just bright lights. In office whitening is more costly. I recommend custom take home trays that are generally ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Mc Connell
43 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
I : I really would not suggest doing a laser whitening much before age 18 because teeth are still maturing. However, it is very routine that we do at home ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
The : The nerves in the teeth being bleached are sensitized by the bleaching gel which is a very strong peroxide, and the heat from the light. As you have ... Read More
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
Typically, : Typically, an actual laser is not used. Usually a proprietary ultra-violet light is used to activate the bleach that is placed on the teeth. The end ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Ma
Dr. Kevin Ma answered
Specializes in Periodontics
There : There are 3 broad categories of teeth whitening treatment: 1) chairside whitening (professional) - you get couple of rounds of (45-60min in chair) whi ... Read More
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