Is Laser Whitening better than Bleaching?

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Is Laser Whitening better than Bleaching?

When looking for solutions to achieve a brighter, whiter, more confident smile, people usually find themselves looking at either traditional bleaching or laser teeth whitening treatments. Both methods, ultimately can help whiten your teeth but their overall efficiency, impact, lasting effect and technique are very different.

Teeth Bleaching

Traditional teeth bleaching simply involves using bleaching agents that contain hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to break down stains and discolouration on the enamel of your teeth. This method is simply applied through custom-fitted trays or over-the-counter trips. Even though the results can be reached eventually, this method can take up to weeks to yield noticeable results.

Laser Teeth Whitening

Laser teeth whitening is essentially a more advanced method of the bleaching process. Similarly to the traditional bleaching method, a bleaching agent, containing peroxide, in gel form is applied, and then it’s followed by a laser which is used to activate the gel. The use of the laser speeds up the process and instant results are seen after just one session, efficiently and effectively breaking down the stains and discolouration right away.

The biggest difference and advantage of laser teeth whitening is the efficiency and speed, as the bleaching process can take weeks to achieve optimal results, laser teeth whitening can achieve noticeable results right away. This makes laser teeth whitening the clear option between the two especially if time is a constraint. The bleaching agents used contain similar chemicals, although most people found the laser whitening to be gentler and less increase in sensitivity after the treatment, probably due to the precise use of laser so it’s overall less invasive. The difference in equipment is in the name, but what makes using a laser very different is the ability to achieve consistent results. Traditional bleaching agent is applied by hand and the precision is not comparable to using a laser, the use of the laser can precisely target areas that were more stained than others, so the outcome is more even and consistent overall.

Get in touch with us if you’re looking to go for a laser teeth whitening treatment and would like to book a free consultation with a professional.

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