Teeth discoloration may come from a variety of factors including hereditary, external (e.g. consumption of staining substances like coffee/tea), or internal (e.g. trauma, flourosis, tetracycline) causes.
Yes, laser teeth whitening is FDA-approved world-wide. In fact, the LaserSmile™ system we use today is considered the safest procedure for whitening. The process does not subject your teeth and gums to direct heat thus no harm will ever be in the way. In addition, our system was developed and tested to protect your tooth enamel and a neutral PH level is maintained throughout the entire process so there won’t be any acidic effect which is usually associated with other whitening products/systems.
Generally, this treatment would involve simple procedures where no anaesthesia is ever required as there is virtually no pain will be present at all. However, some patients may experience a little sensitivity during or right after the treatment. This teeth sensitivity will last no more than 24 hours after the procedures and can easily be managed by analgesics or over-the-counter pain relievers.
At present, our laser whitening system has shown the most satisfying results compared to other procedures associated with halogen, argons, or other heat lamps. It is however best to determine the exact shade of whiteness during your consultation in which our dentist will go over current condition and personal expectation to achieve optimal and natural-looking whiteness
The whole treatment will last between 45 minutes to an hour at the most.
The effect of the treatment varies individually, or from one person to another. Obviously, certain habits such as tobacco smoking, coffee/tea/wine consumption, or poor oral hygiene will allow your teeth to go back to a darker shade in less time. Assuming that regular oral care is practiced, including visits to your dentist bi-annually, your teeth will remain white for up to 2-3 years.