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There are many methods used for teeth whitening. You can choose to do your teeth whitening at home with a kit that you can buy at any pharmacy or even one that you can buy from your dentist. There is also a procedure that your dentist will do in his office. The most recent procedure for teeth whitening is the laser method and this is also done in the dentist’s chair.

What to Expect with the Laser Teeth Whitening Method?

A tooth whitening gel is used in conjunction with a laser instrument. A translucent whitening gel will be applied to the teeth. The gel is infused with crystals and a laser light will be used to activate those crystals. These, in turn, absorb the energy of the laser light in order to penetrate the enamel and increase the whitening effect of the teeth. Often times your regular dentist does not perform laser teeth whitening, rather a dentist educated in cosmetic dentistry does the procedure. The time it will take to whiten your teeth will depend entirely on how discolored and stained your teeth are today.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of the procedure?

Typically a single visit to a cosmetic dentist is needed to whiten teeth. A bright smile is the best advantage of a done teeth whitening procedure and even if you don’t have ivory white teeth, they will be much brighter than when you entered dentistry. Having whiter teeth will give you more self-confidence and you won’t feel the need to hide your teeth when you smile. One downside to the laser teeth whitening procedure is that the results are quite dramatic and those who know you well will see an immediate difference in the color of your teeth. Another disadvantage may be the high price involved with the laser whitening technique, as it is the most expensive of the teeth whitening procedures. On the other hand, it is the fastest method for a great smile.

How white can your teeth get?

The teeth whitening procedure cannot work miracles, so if your teeth are discolored from heavy smoking or drinks like coffee or cola, you can be sure that they will become brighter. There is no established standard in the field of cosmetic dentistry for labeling tooth color, but one that is often used is called the Vita shade guide.

There are four ranges of shade in the Vita guide: • reddish brown • B- reddish yellow • C- gray only • D- the final shade range is reddish gray

When it comes to shadow group A, there are five different levels of darkness. For ranks B, C, and D, there are only four levels. Another consideration is that not all of your teeth will be the same color. The goal for anyone who undergoes a teeth whitening procedure is to have their teeth looking as bright as possible and also looking natural.
When you see a cosmetic dentist, he or she will go over your expectations of the teeth whitening procedure and tell you what you can really expect. No matter which teeth whitening procedure you decide on, the results for one person will not be the same for others. They depend on what the structure of your teeth is like and the amount of dental work you have had before, as well as the teeth whitening procedure you choose. Each of those factors will directly affect the bottom line.

For more information about teeth whitening call Unicare Dental Center.