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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.See 7 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.See 5 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.See 3 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.See 4 more doctor answers
How does the laser in laser teeth whitening actually work? I've been using at home whitening kits, which work alright, but would like to try something else. I'm having a hard time figuring out how the laser actually whitens teeth.
Works as catalyst: lasers are used as a catalyst to activate whitening gel to penetrate and whiten the tooth. My advise is to ask your dentist.See 4 more doctor answers
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.
Is tooth sensitivity after laser teeth whitening a permanent thing? I've been told by friends that after having their teeth whitened with laser teeth whitening their teeth were sensitive. Is this something permanent, or does it go away after a while?
Limited time: All whitening most common side effect is sensitivity. Sensodyne toothpaste helps decrease sensitivity.See 3 more doctor answers
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!See 3 more doctor answers
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.See 6 more doctor answers
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.See 3 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.See 3 more doctor answers
Laser teeth whitening question? What's the youngest age it's okay to have laser teeth whitening done?
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?
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!See 6 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
No: The most effective and predictable bleaching is with bleach trays made by your dentist with a 35% home bleach kit.See 2 more doctor answers
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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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