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February 13 2011

Whiter teeth with Laser Whitening

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A sparkling smile is a huge asset to any personality. Often, teeth that are stained, of a dull shade, or yellowish in color, can give a rather unclean appearance to teeth and mar a smile. Some people have naturally darker shades of enamel, or intrinsic stains due to fluorides or medications, while some acquire stains from smoking or beverages like coffee or tea.

Known as ‘smile designing’, whitening one’s teeth will provide a brighter, more even color to the teeth in cases where the patient is in need of some help. Bleaching or whitening treatments are basically non-invasive methods of lightening the shade of enamel, and can be done in various ways. Traditional home bleaching kits will take much longer, and need to be applied more frequently and still may not accomplish the results that can be achieved with your Plano teeth whitening dentist.

The laser whitening system uses much stronger bleach, and can therefore gain the type of results that everyone wants, and it can be done in less than 2 hours. Cases with tough stains, which don’t respond to traditional home bleaches, can be easily managed with Laser bleaching to produce much more aesthetic and rapid results. This is because Laser whitening involves a stronger but safe bleaching agent, which is specially activated by the light energy from a powered Laser source.

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Most Laser whitening treatments can be done by the dentist in a single half to one hour sitting.. A barrier gel is first applied to the gums around teeth and cured, so it acts like a shield to protect the sensitive gum tissue. Next, a translucent bleaching gel is applied to the teeth and exposed to a powerful Laser, which activates it and lightens the enamel dramatically. A shade guide is then used by the San Antonio dentist to determine how effective the treatment was, and if there needs to be any more bleaching done.

Laser teeth whitening can give you an instantly brighter smile and is a great option for those with sensitive teeth. Contact the Dentist of Allen, a practice specializing in teeth whitening, if you’re looking for a dazzling smile!