One of the newest technology in cosmetic dentistry that keeps developing is laser whitening treatment. Laser whitening is a procedure performed inside your Dentist's office. The procedure works by placing bleaching gel on your teeth and then using a laser to heat it up, which will whiten your teeth.
Benefits of Laser Teeth Whitening
Can be performed in only two to four treatments
The procedure is performed under the supervision of a dental professional, who can help alleviate or address any sensitivity
Application only takes 15-60 minutes
Drawbacks of Laser Teeth Whitening
Treatments have to be spaced out around 1-2 weeks
There is an increased chance of developing tooth sensitivity
Possibility of damaging the tooth pulp
Maintenance can be costly
Teeth Whitening Trays
The teeth whitening option is a mouth guard-like tray which is filled with a peroxide-based bleaching gel or paste and placed over the teeth for one to several hours a day for up to four weeks. You can buy tray-based tooth whitening systems over-the-counter or have one custom-fitted by your dentist.