If you have tried over-the-counter whitening products and have not been pleased so far with your results, you may need something stronger to get the job done. Because bleaching agents can cause sensitivity to teeth and tender mouth tissues, these stronger measures can only be found in a dental care setting.
Laser teeth whitening involves the use of a special light in connection with a very strong bleaching agent. Your Los Angeles dental whitening dentist will take all precautions necessary to protect soft tissues inside of the mouth. A retractor may be used to keep the mouth open and a barrier will be used to protect the gums from the strong bleaching gel. Your dentist will carefully paint your teeth with the whitening gel. A special light is then used to heat up and activate this whitening agent in several increments. You will typically spend less than an hour with this procedure that can whiten your teeth up to ten shades in just one visit.
Laser teeth whitening is considered to be safe when done by your dentist and is designed to be lasting. A fluoride treatment may be done following the procedure to prevent tooth sensitivity.