Stains accumulate on teeth over time—especially after exposure to dark beverages such as a coffee and wine, and foods such as berries. Teeth also tend to dull because of the aging process. While surface stains can be removed with regular brushing and dental cleanings, permanent stains cannot.
When teeth become stained below the enamel surface, patients will need professional teeth whitening treatments to achieve a whiter, brighter smile. Fortunately, our cosmetic dentist offers laser teeth whitening, a non-invasive, quick cosmetic procedure that can produce dramatic and beautiful results.
Compared to store-bought products, professional teeth whitening is far more effective with producing a noticeably whiter smile. This is because the potent whitening agents used at our office are only available by prescription. Products bought in a store, such as whitening toothpaste and strips, lack the strength to reach stains below the enamel surface of teeth. Store-bought products often contain harsh abrasives and can actually damage teeth by stripping important minerals from the enamel layer of teeth. This is why professional teeth whitening is necessary to lift permanent tooth stains and protect teeth from enamel damage.
Laser teeth whitening, available at our practice, utilizes a specific topical formula that is proven to whiten teeth up to ten shades with the help of a dental laser. This procedure takes just a little over an hour at our comfortable and serene office.
Our cosmetic dentist will apply the bleaching solution to the teeth along with a protective gel that coats the gums to keep the bleaching solution in place. Once the whitening agent is applied, the dental laser, which emits a concentrated beam of light, will be placed over the mouth to activate and accelerate the bleaching process.
After the procedure is complete, our patients leave our office with a renewed sense of confidence because the results are noticeable right away. To learn more about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry or to schedule a teeth whitening treatment, contact our office today.