Laser Teeth Whitening
Laser Tooth Whitening is one of the most advanced, widely-accepted and effective tooth whitening methods in current use. Laser Tooth Whitening offers outstanding results. It is more than just a cleaning, polishing or whitening of the tooth surface. Using powerful lasers, we are able to target stain molecules below the surface, within the structure of the tooth itself, oxidize them, and remove them completely. However, the durability of treatment varies, and depends largely on how well you look after your teeth. Drinking dark pop and red wine, smoking, and neglecting dental check ups may well shorten the life of your white smile. In clinical trials, the results have been shown to last a minimum of seven years, although since these trials are relatively new it is possible that the effects may last even longer. Laser Tooth Whitening is a relatively short procedure. A laser, or heat generating light source, activates a bleaching solution on the surface of your teeth. Within an hour you’ll walk out of our clinic with a gorgeous smile! Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) breaks down to water (H2O) and free oxygen radical (O). The free radicals chemically reduce larger organic-pigmented molecules in the enamel matrix into smaller, less pigmented constituents by rapid oxidation. These compounds have double bonds and long carbon chains that are subsequently reduced to smaller carbon chains and hydroxyl groups, which eliminate discoloration.