Think laser teeth whitening is for you? It may be!
As the new year kicks off, many people make resolutions or come up with a list of things they’d like to do that they may not have gotten around to during the previous year. For some, losing weight or exercising more top their list. Many others think about ways to enhance their smile or simply want to find more reasons in their lives to smile.
If you are among those that have been thinking about brightening your smile, one surefire way to do so is with a laser teeth whitening treatment. This in-office procedure is quick, easy and painless – and provides you with a dazzling smile in under one hour. In fact, this means of brightening your smile is so easy that it will be one of the simplest things you can cross of your “to-do” list in the new year. That alone should really give you something to smile about!
Wondering what a laser teeth whitening treatment entails? All that you need to do is to schedule an appointment with one of our cosmetic dentists and then show up at your scheduled time. During the office visit, the dentist will discuss the procedure with you and will show you how many shades your pearly whites can brighten from undergoing the procedure. Then, the first thing that the dentist will do is to thoroughly clean your teeth, as if you were having a routine cleaning appointment.
Once your teeth have been thoroughly cleaned, a plastic mouthguard will be placed in your mouth to protect your gums from coming into contact with the whitening agent as it is applied to your teeth. The dentist will then carefully brush a whitening agent that contains carbamide peroxide onto the surface of your teeth, which will bleach the enamel when the agent is activated by a laser light. The laser light combined with the light-activated agent will quickly and effectively brighten your teeth.
You will walk out of the office with the whiter teeth you have been dreaming of, and the best part is that results are immediate; no need to wait for a gradual whitening of the teeth as a series of mouthguards filled with bleaching solution worn over days or weeks slowly brighten your teeth shade by shade. In-office laser teeth whitening is the quickest, most convenient and most effective way to dramatically improve the color of your teeth.
The good news is that not only will you enjoy immediate results, but you will also reap the benefit of results that last. Of course, if you want your brighter teeth to stay as bright as they are when you leave the dentist’s office after your treatment, you’ll probably need to stay away from staining culprits like coffee, red wine and similar drinks or foods that result in a higher incidence of tooth discoloration. If you’re a smoker, you’ll also shorten the duration that your teeth will stay as white as you want them to. Otherwise, a vigilant oral hygiene routine combined with regular trips to the dentist for professional cleanings will keep your teeth shining bright and should give you many reasons to smile in the coming year.
For more information about laser teeth whitening and other ways to brighten your smile, contact Gentle Dental in Bayside, Queens NY at 718-461-0100.