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Laser Teeth Whitening: Is it really possible to have a brighter smile?

Have you tried to whiten your smile with over-the-counter products? Did common drugstore toothpastes and whitening strips seem to be ineffective? If you have struggled with a lackluster and stained smile, we understand your frustration. Having a white smile is considered an attractive social asset, and if your teeth are flawed in appearance, it can negatively affect your self-image. We encourage our patients to explore clinical cosmetic dental procedures. Our cosmetic dentist offers professional treatments, such as laser teeth whitening, which dramatically brightens the appearance of teeth.

How does laser whitening work?

Laser whitening is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that involves applying a prescription whitening solution to teeth and using a special laser to deepen and speed up the whitening process. Unlike store-bought products, our whitening solution can reach the innermost structures of teeth by penetrating tooth enamel. This means that deep, permanent stains can be bleached safely and effectively. The laser simply accelerates the teeth whitening process.

What can I expect from the procedure?

First, our team will place a comfortable oral appliance in the mouth to keep it open. Then, a specialist will apply protective liquid dam to the gums and gauze to the insides of the cheeks to keep the whitening solution from irritating soft oral tissues. Once the protective materials have been placed throughout the mouth, the prescription-strength bleaching solution is painted over the outer surfaces of teeth. After this process is complete, patients will sit comfortably in our plush examination chairs while the laser hovers over the mouth. The entire process takes less than an hour and patients will notice instant, dramatic results.

What kind of results can I expect?

With laser teeth whitening, most patients enjoy teeth that are about eight to ten shades brighter than they were prior to treatment. We will use shade indicators before and after treatment to determine how much of a change in color occurred.

If you would like to improve the appearance of your smile, we recommend scheduling a consultation with our caring cosmetic dentist. Call us at (972) 278-9901 today to reserve an appointment.