There are a myriad of options that anyone looking to whiten teeth and make them look more attractive. There has been a widespread use of toothpastes that contain peroxides that are believed to remove stains and whiten teeth. This has however faced major criticism as most people claim this method is not as effective in whitening. Modern dentistry has come up with laser teeth whitening. This technology is said to be a very effective way of getting teeth lighter by close to 11 shades.
Contrary to popular belief, laser teeth whitening treatment does not actually use a real laser beam. It employs the use of a light activated system to activate a whitening gel that coats the teeth by about 2-3 inches. The beam of light acting as a laser is applied on the surface of the teeth for about 15 minutes to an hour to reach targeted shades. A rubber cap is placed to protect the gums from the treatment, thus reducing any feared side effects to the gums.
Like any other procedure, laser teeth whitening procedure has both its advantages and disadvantages. The discussed below are some of them that may help in deciding whether to undergo this treatment or not.
In conclusion, this procedure has been approved by some of the best dentists in the world as safe and very promising. The cost is also expected to lower in the future as the technology becomes more available and accessible to more and more people.