Stains on the teeth are very common and can lead you to feel uncomfortable with your appearance. If you’re self-conscious about discoloration on your teeth, laser dentistry can help restore them to their former whiteness.
Laser dentistry has introduced a wide range of new services to patients. One of these is faster, more effective teeth whitening. Traditional whitening performed by a cosmetic dentist uses professional-strength bleaching agents to remove stains from the tooth surfaces. With laser whitening, the whitening action is intensified through use of a special, low-powered laser. This method of whitening is very effective, and you can see dramatic results right away.
Because of the expertise required for use of the laser in this procedure, it’s important to find a cosmetic dentist who is experienced with this type of whitening. Though the laser is at a very low power, there could be issues if the dentist isn’t familiar with its use. As with any whitening treatment, you might experience increased sensitivity afterwards, but this is usually minor and goes away after a short period of time.
To maintain your teeth’s new look after a whitening treatment, be sure to brush and floss regularly and avoid any foods, beverages, or other staining agents that could discolor them. You can brush with a whitening toothpaste, which will help remove minor stains as they begin to build back up on the tooth surfaces. However, if you experience sensitivity after your treatment, avoid this type of toothpaste until it goes away. Use a toothpaste formulated for sensitive teeth, instead.
To keep your teeth from becoming stained again, avoid or reduce your consumption of:
Any dark-colored fruits or vegetables could also cause staining.
Whitening performed by a cosmetic dentist is a very effective treatment for discolored teeth, and can give you back your confidence in your smile as well as your overall look.
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