laser teeth whitening

Pros and Cons of Laser Teeth Whitening – Everything You Need to Know

There is no doubt that laser teeth whitening is one of the best procedures for people who seek a quick way to whiten their teeth. The procedure is readily available in almost every dental office near you including Celebrity Smiles in Westmont. 

The reason why people often go for professional teeth whitening is that it can deal with multiple oral conditions through a single procedure, including tooth decay, gum disease, and of course, teeth whitening.

Laser teeth whitening is a very quick procedure thanks to the laser that activates hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide solution to produce fast results. 

Although the procedure is quick and easy, you have every right to know about the pros and cons of laser teeth whitening. We talked to Celebrity Smiles and they let us know both the good and the bad sides of this specific dental treatment. 

Pros of Laser Teeth Whitening

  • One of the best things about laser treatment is that the effects can be seen in just a few hours after the procedure has been completed. Laser treatment is being used everywhere in the medical industry today and it has the capability of achieving faster and better results.

The less time the patient has to spend at the clinic is one of the best things about this procedure since everybody is busy with their lives and anything that can be done in a matter of minutes or hours is welcoming.

  • Imagine you had an upcoming family event and you wanted to quickly turn those pale teeth into bright pearly ones, would teeth-whitening toothpaste work? Certainly not, at least not in a few days.

Cons of Laser Teeth Whitening

  • The only thing dentists warn about laser teeth whitening is that you may feel increased sensitivity in your teeth after the procedure is completed. This is because of the laser and the peroxides that are used.

Peroxides are usually used in high quantities for the procedure and it may not suit everyone. Some people even complain that experience certain gum related problems and other complications after the procedure has been completed.

  • Even though the side effects of the treatment are very few, you should still know what will happen if you go through the procedure. The dentists have a moral duty to tell you this, so never hesitate to ask them about the risks as well as the benefits. 

At Celebrity Smiles, we believe everyone has the right to make an informed decision, this is why we hold a consultation session before we begin the treatment where the patient is told about everything they need to know about laser teeth whitening.