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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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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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Can laser teeth whitening do any damage at all to my teeth or gums? I'd really like to have whiter teeth, and am trying to weigh the pros and cons of different methods. One thing i'd like to know is if there's any possibility of permanent damage being don

Possibly ..but: If you are considering whitening with a laser, find out what kind of laser and the wavelength the doctor will be using. Not all lasers are the same. Some target sensitive tissues if not used correctly. Please also make sure you don;t have any gum disease or gum recession perhaps seeing a laser trained periodontist before any treatment. Http//:www.drgums.com. ...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. .

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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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


Dr. Ira Katz
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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more