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10 Questions People Often ask about Laser Teeth Whitening

You have thrawled the internet searching for information on whitening your teeth. You have asked your dentist about laser teeth whitening and take home teeth whitening trays. You have asked friends and looked on forums. But there are just so much mixed up, messed up incorrect and misleading information about laser teeth whitening about.

At Dublin Vitality Center, we have been providing laser teeth whitening by qualified dental nurses for many years. Very often, clients will have a number of questions about laser teeth whitening.

  • Does it hurt?
  • Will it damage my teeth?
  • Will my teeth soak up stains more easily?
  • How often must I have laser teeth whitening done to maintain it?
  • Can it damage my fillings
  • Will it work on my teeth?
  • Can I have laser teeth whitening when I have crowns in place?
  • If Ive had braces is laser teeth whitening suitable for me?
  • Is teeth whitening suitable for sensitive teeth?
  • Whats the difference between trays from my dentist and 1 hour laser teeth whitening.

Modern methods of laser teeth whitening does not contain any peroxide. Therefore it is suitable even for those with sensitive teeth.

modern_methods1. Does laser teeth whitening hurt?

No, if you choose non peroxide laser teeth whitening, it does not hurt. That is because the gel solution does not penetrate deep into the dentine layer and subsequently the nerve of the tooth.

2. Will laser teeth whitening damage my teeth?

No laser teeth whitening at Dublin Vitality Center will not damage your teeth. The treatment is provided by a dental nurse using FDA approved cold filtered laser light. No heat is involved. No peroxide is used. The gels used are not acidic and will damage the teeth or gums.

3. Will my teeth soak up stains more easily?

This is a common misconception about laser teeth whitening. Where it originates is unclear. One theory is that teeth look whiter once they undergo laser teeth whitening. On the first treatment, a dramatic change of colour can be noted. You will quickly become used to looking at your white teeth and become more conscious of the colour.

Another theory is that older methods used heat in the laser light. This may have caused porous enamel. At Dublin Vitality Center, the laser light is cold filter LED which cannot dry the teeth or cause them to become porous.

4. How often must I have laser teeth whitening done to maintain it?

Generally speaking, clients return for laser teeth whitening every year or 2 years but its possible to have it more often since the treatment causes no damage or sensitivity.

5. Can it damage my fillings

No laser teeth whitening cannot damage your fillings or cause them to loosen. It cannot change the original colour of them either. But it will return them to the colour they were when originally placed.

6. Will it work on my teeth?

If you teeth are stained with ordinary exposure to dark foods, red wine, tea coffee and nicotine and you have never had teeth whitening before, you can expect the most dramatic results. If your teeth are naturally cream in colour, you can only whiten them to their natural shade. Just as we all have different skin tones, we also have different enamel shade which are genetically determined.

7. Can I have laser teeth whitening when I have crowns in place?

Yes you can but the crowns will only return to the colour they were when originally placed.

8. If Ive had braces is laser teeth whitening suitable for me?

Yes and at Dublin Vitality Center, we specialise in laser teeth whitening post braces.

9. Yes and at Dublin Vitality Center, we specialise in laser teeth whitening post braces.

Yes and no. Modern non peroxide methods are better. Peroxide can penetrate deep into the tooth and aggravate the nerve. Therefore it is not suitable for sensitive teeth. Methods used at Dublin Vitality Center are ideal for those with sensitive teeth.

10. Whats the difference between trays from my dentist and 1 hour laser teeth whitening?

Trays from your dentist contain up to 6% hydrogen peroxide under EU law. Laser teeth whitening contains no peroxide. Trays from your dentist are better is you have naturally yellow teeth or teeth stained with tetracycline or any other medication.

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