Laser teeth whitening is one of the simplest and most common dental procedures during which the smile can be beautified quickly and easily. Before the laser teeth whitening, it is recommended first to visit the oral hygienist.
Laser teeth whitening procedure is not complicated and is as follows:
1. First of all, a gum protection is placed.
2. Then the teeth are coated with a special whitening gel.
3. The whitening gel is activated by a laser repeating this action every 15 seconds.
4. The procedure is completed by rinsing the whitening gel and removing the gum protection.
After the procedure, the teeth of some patents may become more sensitive for a few days. The effectiveness of the whitening procedure for each patient varies as it depends on the individual properties: enamel thickness, tooth structure, the inherent colour, personal habits, and other factors.
ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT TEETH WHITENING:
Can teeth whitening damage the enamel?
If you follow the advice and instructions of your doctor or dental hygienists on how to proceed after the teeth whitening treatment, dental enamel will not be damaged. Only the professional tools and means are used during the tooth whitening procedures that comply with strict EU requirements and has no negative effect on the enamel. Of course, one should be careful as very often teeth whitening to achieve a dazzlingly white smile can be harmful to the enamel.
Does teeth whitening increase tooth sensitivity?
After the teeth whitening procedure, teeth may become more sensitive than usual for some time, but it occurs in patients who have previously complained on tooth sensitivity.
Is the teeth whitening procedure painful?
Special measures to protect the gums from contact with the whitening materials are used during the teeth whitening procedure. Therefore, you can go to the teeth whitening procedure without any fear of discomfort.
Is it advisable to use whitening toothpastes and other measures for tooth whitening at home?
No, it is not advisable. Most whitening toothpastes that are sold in stores usually contain many abrasive substances that can damage the tooth enamel and the result indicated in the manufacturers’ advertisements will not be achieved. If, however, you decide to whiten your teeth at home, we recommend consulting with your doctor or hygienist, who will advise you if your teeth can be whitened at all.
When teeth whitening is not recommended?
Teeth whitening is not recommended for patients with worn tooth enamel, complaining of high tooth sensitivity, suffering from gingivitis and periodontitis. Pregnant and lactating women and those under 18 years of age should avoid these procedures.
Do the teeth remain white throughout life after a one-time teeth-whitening procedure?
Definitely not. It all depends on the patient’s daily habits. If you smoke, drink black tea or coffee every day, take food that has a lot of colouring additives, and then do not expect to enjoy a white smile for long. To maintain the whiteness of teeth for as long as possible, you must visit the oral hygiene specialist at least every six months and follow his instructions