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Does laser teeth whitening damage teeth or gums?

Does laser teeth whitening damage teeth or gums?

Laser whitening: If performed by a trained dentist or dental technician, laser teeth whitening should not damage your teeth and gums. Teeth will most likely be sensitive after the treatment to hot/cold food/beverage. It is very expensive as a cosmetic procedure. If done properly, gums should not be damaged/irritated. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Teeth Whitening (Definition)

Teeth whitening is a treatment of the tooth to reduce pigments so enhancing their appearance and reducing discoloration. Usually the outer enamel is lightened using an oxygen releasing carbamide product for extrinsic bleaching, but when access to the pulp chamber is possible, intrinsic bleach with a stronger reagent that can significantly reduce the color. Dr neil mcleod dds ...Read more


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Will whitening teeth damage or weaken a dental crown?

Will whitening teeth damage or weaken a dental crown?

No: Professional dental bleaching will not change the color of existing composites or crowns. If you are interested in bleaching, a treatment plan is advised prior to restoring your teeth to have optimal shade match. ...Read more

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Does teeth scaling remove the teeth's enamel?

Does teeth scaling remove the teeth's enamel?

No, it does not: The instruments are not designed to cut enamel, but rather to remove hardened deposits. ...Read more

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Does teeth bleaching ruin the tooth enamel?

Does teeth bleaching ruin the tooth enamel?

No: Just don't overdo it. Your teeth will only whiten to the extent that the enamel will allow. The color of the dentin underneath will still shine through and cannot be lightened by bleaching. Likewise, if you have recession, your exposed roots will not lighten and should not be bleached. A common side effect of whitening is sensitivity of the teeth, which is transient. ...Read more

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Does whitening teeth even out teeth coloring?

Does whitening teeth even out teeth coloring?

Teeth whiteners: may help even out tooth coloration if differences caused by stains on the surface of the enamel. However some color variations are within the tooth, formed during development, or discolored by certain antibiotics, differences in thickness, or if there's a filling. Also crowns or composite fillings will not changes color with whitening ...Read more

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Do teeth whitening products such as crest strips damage tooth enamel?

They can ... : They can... A small layer of enamel is removed with bleaching. Overdoing bleaching can produce permanent discoloration. Please see only a dentist for bleaching and refrain from the current trend of whitening in a spa or mall or beauty salon. Bleaching teeth is best managed by an experienced dentist with your dental & gum health as the main focus of their attention! ...Read more

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Why does teeth bleaching ruin tooth enamel?

It does not: There have been many studies done on the safety of bleach on enamel and not one has proved it is permanently harmful. (yet?). ...Read more

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How much does laser teeth whitening damage your teeth and gums? I'd like to get my teeth whitened, and have read that laser teeth whitening can cause your teeth to be tender. Does it do any permanent damage? .

How much does laser teeth whitening damage your teeth and gums? I'd like to get my teeth whitened, and have read that laser teeth whitening can cause your teeth to be tender. Does it do any permanent damage?


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Not much: There are some changes that can be found at a microscopic level but nothing serious. If properly done laser whitening won't harm your gums. The sensitivity that you will get from your teeth will go away in a day or two. ...Read more

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Will white strips damage teeth enamel?

Will white strips damage teeth enamel?

No: Whitening teeth with dental whitening products have not been shown to harm teeth. ...Read more

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Does laser teeth whitening affect my teeth negatively?

Does laser teeth whitening affect my teeth negatively?

It should not: In general laser whitening should not harm the teeth. However, there are, in my opinion much more effective whitening techniques than laser whitening. ...Read more

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Does listerine whitening rinse actually whiten your teeth or just remove stains?

Does listerine whitening rinse actually whiten your teeth or just remove stains?

It whitens teeth.: Whitening rinses contain a whitening agent (like hydrogen peroxide) similar to whitening toothpastes. However, they only whiten very, very slowly since the are normally in contact with the teeth for only a minute or two. Contrast this with whitening strips or trays which are usually kept in contact with the teeth for an hour or so at a time. Trays will work much better and faster than rinses. ...Read more

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Will whitening strips caused teeth to hurt!?

Possibly: Some peoples teeth are sensitive to peroxide whitening agents. This is especially true in teeth with areas of biting edge wear (front teeth) and gumline recession with resulting tooth root surface exposure. ...Read more

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Does teeth whitening work for tetracycline damage?

Does teeth whitening work for tetracycline damage?

Yes: But a lot more difficult and can take much longer and some cases do not respond well to any therapy. ...Read more

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Can teeth whitening hide enamel loss?

Can teeth whitening hide enamel loss?

Not much: Tooth whitening is most effective on the enamel. If you have worn off your enamel bleaching will be painful and less effective. If you can get past the sensitivity bleaching will make the underlying dentin less yellow and so it will help a little. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment to whiten teeth that doesn't damage tooth enamel?

Is there a treatment to whiten teeth that doesn't damage tooth enamel?

Whitening does not..: Normally whitening does not damage the enamel. If you feel that this is occurring please contact your dentist and have him research the product he/she used. If over-the counter ask the pharmacist. ...Read more

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Can enamel building toothpaste work after tooth bleaching?

Yes: I would recommend a Fluoride toothpaste or Fluoride mouthwash like act to help protect your tooth enamel. Also, do not over-whiten to help prevent sensitivity. Studies show lower concentration over time gets the best results. ...Read more

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Please help! tooth whitening and damaged enamel?

Possibly: You can overdue anything and that includes whitening. Done properly, there are many ways to whiten your teeth without damaging the enamel. This can be done in office or at home. You can cause discomfort and sensitivity if you get carried away so check with your dentist. ...Read more

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Will laser teeth whitening also whiten my crowns? I'm thinking about have my teeth whitened, but also have a few crowns. Will laser teeth whitening provide an even look, or does it react differently on surfaces that are not real tooth enamel? .

Will laser teeth whitening also whiten my crowns? I'm thinking about have my teeth whitened, but also have a few crowns. Will laser teeth whitening provide an even look, or does it react differently on surfaces that are not real tooth enamel?


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Uneven shades!: Laser whitening and all other forms of teeth bleaching techniques are only going to work on natural teeth. You always have the option to bleach or whiten your natural teeth and than replace the crowns with new ones that match the improved shade. Good luck and remember how important that smile is to your overall appearance! ...Read more

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Can thin tooth enamel create craze lines on teeth. How can you make your teeth enamel stronger?

Can thin tooth enamel create craze lines on teeth. How can you make your teeth enamel stronger?

Yes: Craze lines do appear on teeth normally just from normal use n time. Short of doing any treatment, brush with fluoridated tooth paste, floss regularly and rinse with fluoridated mouth wash. ...Read more

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Does laser teeth whitening damage teeth or gums?

Laser whitening: If performed by a trained dentist or dental technician, laser teeth whitening should not damage your teeth and gums. Teeth will most likely be sensitive after the treatment to hot/cold food/beverage. It is very expensive as a cosmetic procedure. If done properly, gums should not be damaged/irritated. ...Read more

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How much does laser teeth whitening damage your teeth and gums? I'd like to get my teeth whitened, and have read that laser teeth whitening can cause your teeth to be tender. Does it do any permanent damage? .

Not much: There are some changes that can be found at a microscopic level but nothing serious. If properly done laser whitening won't harm your gums. The sensitivity that you will get from your teeth will go away in a day or two. ...Read more

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How often can you perform laser teeth whitening ?

How often can you perform laser teeth whitening ?

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 tooth's enamel. Ever persons pain threshold and situation is different. Fluoride has been shown to help reduce sensitively from bleaching. I would not do laser teeth whitening more often then every 6-12 months and then only if needed. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: laser teeth whitening?

What is the definition or description of: laser teeth whitening?

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 standpoint, the light does absolutely nothing. It is a marketing tool to make you think that the light is doing something. Tooth whitening is accomplished by using powerful oxidizing agents. The agents that are good must be applied by your dentist. ...Read more

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Does laser teeth whitening make your teeth whiter than those trays that the dentists give you? I've used those trays before, but wasn't totally sold on them. I'd like to get them whitened again, but maybe go a different route this time. .

Does laser teeth whitening make your teeth whiter than those trays that the dentists give you? I've used those trays before, but wasn't totally sold on them. I'd like to get them whitened again, but maybe go a different route this time.


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Depends: The biggest factor regarding tooth whitening is the actual tooth. Some teeth are more resistent than others. For those teeth that prove to be super resistent, alternative procedures should be explored. Options would be bonding or veneering. ...Read more

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I am 27 years old. Is laser teeth whitening more effective if you're older? I asked my dentist about laser teeth whitening and he said that he didn't think i'd see much of a difference because of my age. I think my teeth are stained, but maybe they're not

I am 27 years old. Is laser teeth whitening more effective if you're older? I asked my dentist about laser teeth whitening and he said that he didn't think i'd see much of a difference because of my age. I think my teeth are stained, but maybe they're not

27 is older?: Age can dictate the final outcome of teeth whitening but at age 27 that certainly dose not mean you! you are the only one that can make the determination if your teeth are not white enough. Don't give up, a great dentist in denver - dr. James makowski i'm sure can help you! ...Read more

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Is laser teeth whitening safe?

Is laser teeth whitening safe?

Yes: Laser tooth whitening has been shown to be safe, but is it effective. In the short term it is. Over longer periods of time, the stains can return to your teeth. Often laser whitening should be followed by bursts of use of custom trays with whitening gels to obtain a more long term result. You need a thorough oral evaluation to see if you are a candidate for whitening first. ...Read more

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Are there any alternatives to laser teeth whitening?

Are there any alternatives to laser teeth whitening?

Yes, but.....: Is your question in regards to safety? Professionally dentist performed teeth whitening is both safe and effective. Or do you want lesser cost options? Such as take home trays, dentist supplied sheer white strips or dentist supplied crest white strips all work but to varying degrees the best, but more costly system is kor - which combines 2 -in office light activated tx and custom trays. ...Read more

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Does laser teeth whitening affect my teeth negatively?

It should not: In general laser whitening should not harm the teeth. However, there are, in my opinion much more effective whitening techniques than laser whitening. ...Read more

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Is laser teeth whitening the most effective way to whiten your teeth?

Is laser teeth whitening the most effective way to whiten your teeth?

Lasers do not bleach: While many practitioners still incorporate lights or lasers as part off their tooth whitening process most will tell you they do such not for enhanced results but to satisfy patient's expectations. Most clinical studies state that the whitening effect is directly related to the strength (and freshness) of the peroxide combined with the length (20 min max) and amount of times it is applied. ...Read more

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Laser teeth whitening question? What's the youngest age it's okay to have laser teeth whitening done? .

Laser teeth whitening question? What's the youngest age it's okay to have laser teeth whitening done?


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Varies : Whitening teeth, whether using a laser, otc, or inoffice and tray bleaching can be safely performed approximately 2 years after the all the teeth are erupted, usually age 14. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get braces a month after having laser teeth whitening?

Is it safe to get braces a month after having laser teeth whitening?

Yes: The laser teeth whitening should not affect how the braces are attached to your teeth. After a month, new mineral has deposited on your teeth, bringing them back to the state before your whitening. This should allow the proper conditioning of the teeth when the braces are placed. The bond strength should be sufficient to allow the braces to stay on your teeth. ...Read more

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Is laser teeth whitening better at making the teeth white than home bleech therapy?

No: The most effective and predictable bleaching is with bleach trays made by your dentist with a 35% home bleach kit. ...Read more

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Can I have laser teeth whitening done if I have fillings and crowns? I have several silver fillings and two crowns, and would like to have my teeth whitened. Would i still be able to have laser teeth whitening performed, or would I have to try another opt

Can I have laser teeth whitening done if I have fillings and crowns? I have several silver fillings and two crowns, and would like to have my teeth whitened. Would i still be able to have laser teeth whitening performed, or would I have to try another opt

Vallejo, Laser : Vallejo, laser whitening will work but will not whiten the crowns. If your crowns are in an esthetic area you may need to replace. This should occur after you achieve the shade you desire. Hope this is helpful, michael i. Wollock, dmd, agd fellow dentistry at suburban square 610-649-0313 www.Dentistryatsuburbansquare.Com. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


Dr. Blaine Leeds
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Laser Teeth Whitening (Definition)

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 standpoint, the light does absolutely nothing. It is a marketing tool to make you think that the light is doing something. Tooth whitening is accomplished by using powerful oxidizing agents. The agents that are good must be ...Read more