Laser teeth whitening is an outdated term that actually refers to a professional teeth whitening treatment in which a bleaching gel is applied to the teeth and then an LED light specifically designed to accelerate or enhance the bleaching action of the gel is directed at the teeth. Laser teeth whitening can be done in an hour or less. It is not the strongest type of teeth whitening there is (you have to go to a dentist for that) but it is a great, affordable way to begin whitening your teeth. Most people are pleased with their results – but results do vary from no results to up to 14 shades whiter. The best results are achieved with 3 back-to-back applications of the whitening gel plus the light.
Although many dentists do perform laser teeth whitening, it does not have to be done by a dentist. Many salon and beauty professionals now offer laser teeth whitening treatments in addition to the other cosmetic procedures they provide. Laser, or professional, teeth whitening is also offered in kiosks in malls throughout the United States and in smile bars in many European countries.
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The Laser Teeth Whitening Procedure
A dental professional may prep the teeth and apply the whitening gels to the teeth during the procedure. Non-dental teeth whitening technicians in the United States are not allowed to apply anything to anyone’s teeth so they merely guide and assist the customer with their self-administered teeth whitening treatment.
Customer is seated and the shade of their teeth is measured with a teeth shade guide.
A cheek retractor is inserted into the mouth to help keep the teeth exposed and the teeth and gums are prepped for the teeth whitening gel.
The whitening (bleaching) gel is applied to the teeth and the LED accelerator light is positioned directly in front of the teeth.
After 15-20 minutes, the customer rinses their mouth and the entire procedure is repeated up to two more times for a total of up to three applications or treatments.
The final shade of the teeth is matched on the shade guide and the customer is provided with after-care instructions. Beaming White recommends that a home whitening kit or pen be used to further the whitening results at home. They also recommend that a remineralizing gel be applied to the teeth.
The whitening results from laser teeth whitening can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years, depending on many factors such as dietary habits and oral hygiene. It is recommended that the procedure be repeated at regular intervals with a minimum frequency of 6 months.