Laser teeth whitening is an in-office procedure that offers one of the best way to improve the appearance of teeth, rendering it whiter and brighter, by using the most efficient energy source, the Diode laser in activating the hydrogen peroxide-based whitening gel.
The procedure starts by putting protective cover in and around the mouth to ensure the safe application of the whitening gel. Next, the whitening gel is applied on to the tooth surface and using diode laser to activate the whitening gel. The diode laser will aid the whitening gel to penetrate into the teeth enamel and increase the whitening effect on the teeth. The procedure is completed in less than 2 hours, making it very ideal for a quick dental cosmetic fix.
The effects of laser teeth whitening can long last for many months, or in some cases, years, but this depends on the lifestyle of the patient. Factor which will affect the degree of whiteness include smoking and the ingestion of dark colored liquids like coffee, tea, ketchup and red wine. In other cases trauma can cause internal staining of the dentine or the use of tetracycline.