Laser teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic procedure that can help remove stains, and make the colour of your teeth whiter – perfect for those who are looking to improve their smile. However, we often get asked, “Can Teeth Whitening Damage Your Teeth?”, with many concerning whether there are any potential risks associated with laser teeth whitening.
The laser teeth whitening procedure involves products, and gels, containing bleaching agents such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, which break down stains. At Harley Laser Specialists, we use top-quality gels in the country to achieve optimal results. The concentration of these agents varies depending on their brand, type and procedure as well. These products can be completely safe and effective in achieving the results you want, however, it’s important to note that improper use or overuse may lead to several issues.
One of the most common concerns is tooth sensitivity. The bleaching agents used, as described above, can temporarily increase tooth sensitivity to temperature, pressure and touch. However, this temporary increase in sensitivity will diminish shortly after the treatment, given there are no pre-existing dental conditions in those individuals receiving the treatment.
Some people are also concerned about the risk of damaging the tooth enamel. However, studies have shown that teeth whitening is safe when used as directed, by professionals. Tooth enamel can be damaged under improper use, and excessive amounts of bleaching products – leading to susceptibility to decay.
Whilst teeth will not be damaged as such when the laser teeth whitening procedure is run by professionals as described above. Gum irritation is however a common side effect of teeth whitening. This can happen when the bleaching product comes into contact with the gyms, causing mild irritation and sometimes temporary whitening of the gum that came into contact. However, when the procedure is carried out by professionals, this risk is lower as the bleaching agent will be applied much more accurately and less likely to leak onto gums, etc.
To minimise these risks associated with laser teeth whitening, at Harley Laser Specialists, we offer a free consultation so that we can give the most appropriate method based on your dental health, and the condition of your teeth. Laser teeth whitening is a popular method for improving the appearance of your smile, get in touch with us to find out more about our services.