Cold Laser & Gel Teeth Whitening – Your Questions Answered
Ever noticed how many actors and celebrities have such white and shining teeth? Chances are they have used a lser and gel teeth whitening system to give them that “Hollywood Smile”. This article answers some of the most frequent questions about this modern, safe and effective cosmetic procedure.
Q: Is it for everyone?
A: Cold Laser and gel teeth whitening gives magical results to anyone who wants to whiten their teeth. This includes people with teeth that have been stained by smoking or by substances like coffee or tea. It also whitens teeth stained by tetracycline, specked by fluoride or hereditary discoloration. Pregnant woman or clients under 16 years of age should not receive the whitening treatment.
Q: How white could my teeth get?
A: Tests show that, after whitening with the laser and gel system, teeth can move 5 to 14 shades on the cold laser and gel teeth whitening shade guide. The results depend on how white the teeth were originally, but the end result will be white, shiny teeth.
Q: How long will the whitening last?
A: This varies from person to person and depends on your diet, but the effects should usually last for about 2 years. Periodic touch-up treatments can be taken for clients that frequently have coffee or other staining food or drinks or those that use tobacco products.
Q: Is it safe?
A: Yes. Scientific articles have shown that the active ingredients in cold laser and gel teeth whitening gel are effective and safe for cosmetic tooth whitening. The dental community has used these ingredients for tooth whitening for years. It does not change or damage the structure of the teeth: it merely makes them appear whiter and brighter.
Q: How long does the treatment take?
A: In a little over an hour, discoloration that has built up over years will magically disappear. It takes no longer than the time it would for you to have a haircut or facial – it’s that simple.
Q: What’s the difference between cold laser/gel and other methods of whitening?
A: Although cold laser and gel teeth whitening uses the same cold-light power whitening technology seen in professional dental offices, it has been specially adapted for the cosmetic beauty industry. Designed with the comfort and safety of the client in mind, our 60 minute treatment is safer, gentler, and produces superior results to other teeth whitening options.
Q: Will is whiten my existing crowns or veneers?
A: No, the whitening treatment in general cannot change the color of porcelain crowns veneers or fillings.
Q: Will it hurt?
A: Most patients experience no pain or sensitivity after the treatment. A very small percentage of patients may feel some minor tooth sensitivity, especially if having very cold or hot foods within a few hours following the treatment. Avoid hot or cold drinks for the first 24 hours if there is any sensitivity.
Q: What is the difference between cold laser and gel teeth whitening and whitening treatments from a dentist?
A: The system used is the same technology used in dental offices for power whitening and the results are comparable. The cold laser and gel teeth whitening gel system is designed for safe treatment by aesthetic professionals.