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September 04 2010

White teeth are for everyone

People like their teeth whitening done just like their fast food, their dry cleaning or their car wash—they want it fast and effective. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the demand for teeth whitening has increased 300 percent over the past 5 years. Because of this, the technology associated with white teeth has improved along with it. 

Laser teeth whitening in Plano, TX, is a completely safe, FDA-approved procedure that has been performed on thousands of patients to date. Laser whitening is more effective and faster than normal whitening procedures. This procedure is done in your Plano dentist’s office and completed in less than one hour, in most cases. 

The term laser whitening is a generic term used to describe the process of whitening teeth using a light to activate a hydrogen peroxide gel. This gel contains an ‘activator’ that becomes excited when light is applied. Halogen or LED lamps are most commonly used as curing lights to accelerate the whitening process.

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The whitening gel normally contains hydrogen peroxide and the activator, in varied degrees based on what brand is used. When this gel is applied to the teeth and exposed to the light, the hydrogen peroxide breaks down into hydroxyl free radicals, that will break down and remove deeply penetrating stains. The toughest stains caused by tobacco, cigarettes, coffee are removed in no time.

Laser whitening is not permanent. It can last for years, but some patients may need to get the procedure redone every year to maintain the desired level of whitening. Dentists normally prescribe home whitening gels to touch up areas between appointments. 

Visit a dentist in Arlington, TX and turn your teeth into the pearly whites you’ve always wanted.