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Does laser teeth whitening damage teeth or gums?

18 doctors weighed in
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
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Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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 not show lasers nor lights to significantly enhance the whitening of the gels alone. If you do not have a dentist I would look online for a reputable dentist with many favorable reviews from their patients.

In brief: 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 not show lasers nor lights to significantly enhance the whitening of the gels alone. If you do not have a dentist I would look online for a reputable dentist with many favorable reviews from their patients.
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dr. Mark Venincasa
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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dentistry - Cosmetic
4 doctors agree

In brief: No, but

It is the costliest and least effective way to whiten your teeth.
Good luck!

In brief: No, but

It is the costliest and least effective way to whiten your teeth.
Good luck!
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
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Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Should be OK

The best results are achieved with special techniques and strong oxidizing agents.
If the gums are protected, and desensitization is done prior, there should be little risk of injury. There can be short-term tooth sensitivity and gum irritation, but it heals and in reversible.

In brief: Should be OK

The best results are achieved with special techniques and strong oxidizing agents.
If the gums are protected, and desensitization is done prior, there should be little risk of injury. There can be short-term tooth sensitivity and gum irritation, but it heals and in reversible.
Dr. Gary Lederman
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Dr. Stanley Siu
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

If dental lasers are properly used and all the protective precautions are followed, then no.
When dental lasers are used in teeth whitening, all the laser is doing is activating or accelerating the effects of the whitening agents that are used to make teeth whiter. If used properly, they are safe and will not damage your teeth or your gums.

In brief: No

If dental lasers are properly used and all the protective precautions are followed, then no.
When dental lasers are used in teeth whitening, all the laser is doing is activating or accelerating the effects of the whitening agents that are used to make teeth whiter. If used properly, they are safe and will not damage your teeth or your gums.
Dr. Stanley Siu
Dr. Stanley Siu
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Dr. Don Millner
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Laser ineffective!

Why rusk a burn when lasers don't create a noticeable difference.

In brief: Laser ineffective!

Why rusk a burn when lasers don't create a noticeable difference.
Dr. Don Millner
Dr. Don Millner
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Dr. Eric Linden
Dentistry - Periodontics

In brief: No if done safely

This should not be an issue for you to have your teeth whitened with a laser.
You might want to know which laser the doctor will be using because not all lasers are the same. The wavelength is critical as is the amount of laser energy applied. Be sure to have a periodontal clearance done before treatment and check the doctor's reviews and perhaps ask for patient references. Http//:www.drgums.com.

In brief: No if done safely

This should not be an issue for you to have your teeth whitened with a laser.
You might want to know which laser the doctor will be using because not all lasers are the same. The wavelength is critical as is the amount of laser energy applied. Be sure to have a periodontal clearance done before treatment and check the doctor's reviews and perhaps ask for patient references. Http//:www.drgums.com.
Dr. Eric Linden
Dr. Eric Linden
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Dr. Lance Timmerman
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Lasers are safe

There is no damage from teeth whitening when done by a dentist or in a dental office.
All bets are off at mall kiosks.

In brief: Lasers are safe

There is no damage from teeth whitening when done by a dentist or in a dental office.
All bets are off at mall kiosks.
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Dr. Lance Timmerman
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