Want your teeth to be whiter and brighter? Who wouldn’t? The good news is that if you are hoping to get your pearly whites to look more white than yellow and to really shine, you have a number of options to choose from. The bad news, however, is that not all tooth whitening solutions are created equal and you will find that the results that can be achieved can differ dramatically depending on the method you use.
By far, one of the most effective whitening options available is laser teeth whitening. This procedure not only achieves the most dramatic results when it comes to enhancing the color of your teeth, but it is also one of the simplest methods available.
One of the biggest benefits of laser teeth whitening, of course, is how effective the procedure is at improving the whiteness of your teeth. In contrast to other methods, such as over the counter toothpastes, mouthwashes and whitening strips, this option offers much more dramatic results. This is due to the fact that over the counter products do not contain as strong a concentration of whitening ingredients as the options available to you from your dentist’s office.
There are other options available through your dentist that can still achieve better results than what you can buy in a store, but they require time and effort on your part to achieve results. For example, you can opt to get a Zoom® take-home teeth whitening kit from your dentist that will be more effective at whitening than OTC products, but this still requires you to wear a tray filled with whitening solution each day over a period of time in order to achieve the results you desire. This can be messy, time consuming and disruptive to your daily routine.
In contrast, laser teeth whitening is a quick and easy procedure that takes less than an hour from start to finish and is done right in your dentist’s office. This option allows you to walk out of the dentist’s office with the whiter teeth you desire, without having to do anything else to achieve results. During the painless procedure, you simply first have your teeth thoroughly cleaned by the dentist or dental hygienist, just as if you were having a routine cleaning appointment. Once your teeth are cleaned, your gums are covered for protection and then a light-activated cleaning agent is applied to the enamel surfaces of your teeth. A laser light is then used to activate the cleaning agent, quickly and effortlessly whitening your teeth.
Laser teeth whitening offers dramatic whitening results that can last for years with proper oral hygiene and routine dental appointments. In addition to general discoloration of the teeth, it can even remove persistent stains. This option leaves your teeth brighter and whiter than they have been in years with virtually no effort on your part required!
For more information about our tooth whitening options, including laser teeth whitening, contact Gentle Dental in Queens at 718-461-0100.