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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is laser teeth whitening less damaging to your teeth than those store-bought strips? I've heard that those whitening strips they sell at drug stores are actually not that good for the enamel on your teeth. Is the laser whitening method better for teeth ov
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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