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The most common causes of tooth discoloration are beverages such as coffee, soda and wine, tobacco products such as cigarettes, medicines used against certain medical conditions such as asthma and high blood pressure. In addition, poor oral hygiene and excessive fluoride exposure are among the causes of yellow teeth. There are professional in-office teeth whitening treatments for the removal of stain and discoloration of teeth. One of them is laser teeth whitening. Laser teeth whitening is a non-invasive cosmetic dental treatment that uses zoom light and high concentrations of hydrogen peroxide to create a whiter and more effective smile.

Who Is This For?

  • Individuals who are unsatisfied with their smile due to the discoloration of their teeth
  • Individuals who are not allergic to peroxide
  • Individuals who have healthy gums and teeth enamels

Treatment Duration

30 minutes - 1 hour

Potential Risks & Side Effects

  • Damaging the dental enamel
  • Irritation to the gums
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Undesirable results
  • Inflammation and redness

Recovery Time

There is no recovery time needed after getting Laser Teeth Whitening. Patients typically resume their daily activities on the same day soon after undergoing this procedure.

Success Rate: 95%

Alternative Treatments

  • Teeth whitening
  • Home teeth whitening kits

How Does it Work?         

As you grow older, your teeth naturally darkens –but teeth staining can also be caused by smoking, the drinks and the food you eat. There are several teeth whitening options available today, but the most effective one is laser teeth whitening. This treatment is an in-office, noninvasive treatment that uses a zoom light and high concentrations of hydrogen peroxide to create a visibly whiter teeth.

What Does a Laser Teeth Whitening Procedure Involve?

It takes between 30 minutes and one hour to complete the Laser teeth whitening procedure. This implies that the procedure is done in one day in one session. We understand that every patient is different, so we carefully plan your trip from A-Z and we hook you up with an expert dentist who can customize the procedure so as to suit your preferences, goals, expectations as well as the dental clinic’s best practices. Here are some of the stages you should expect when you choose to have this procedure

        1.    Preparation  

As part of your preparation, you’re required to replace your toothpaste with the ones for sensitive teeth, at least one week before the procedure.  You should eat before the procedure because you will not be allowed to eat for a few hours after the procedure. 

2.     Procedure 

When the whitening process starts, your dentist will apply bleaching gel to each tooth. After the bleach is applied, the dentist will use a heat generated Laser to accelerate the process and increase the effectiveness of the bleach. The dentist will use a very powerful bleaching gel that the laser activates and develops for fast and more satisfying results.

During the teeth whitening procedure, the dentists are using a hydrogen peroxide gel with concentration levels ranging between 25 to 40 percent. Due to this high concentration levels, your dentist will take special precautions to reduce tooth sensitivity and also to protect gums, lips and other tissues from any damage.


What Should I Expect After the Laser Teeth Whitening Procedure?

  • After the teeth whitening procedure, expect your teeth to be sensitive in the first two days.
  • You should avoid hot and cold foods, and beverages in the first two days after the procedure.
  • You should avoid coloured soft or alcoholic beverages such as tea, coffee, red wine or cola so as to maintain the whiteness after the procedure.
  • If you want your results to last longer, you should stop smoking for good.
  • Red meat, soy sauce, chocolate and dark coloured fruits should also be avoided as they can stain the colour of your teeth.
  • You should replace your toothpaste with toothpaste that is teeth sensitive.
  • You need to continue regular oral hygiene practices on a daily basis. These include flossing and brushing.


Things You Should Do Before Laser Teeth Whitening Procedure

  • A week before the procedure, you should stop taking Aspirins and any other meds associated with blood thinning.
  • If you are allergic to any drugs, you should inform your surgeon as soon as possible.
  • Patients advised to avoid smoking 24 hours before the surgery.
  • Consuming any alcoholic beverages can affect anesthesia. So you should not take in anything alcoholic 24 hours prior surgery.
  • If you are taking meds for chronic or acute diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, you should inform your surgeon before the surgery commences.  



Is Laser Teeth Whitening Painful?

There is no pain during the procedure once numbness takes effect. However, in rare cases, patients may feel pain or soreness after the numbness subsides. Dentists may prescribe painkillers to relieve this pain and discomfort.

Are Teeth Whitening Results Permanent?

Teeth whitening can last from a few months to up to 3 years depending on the person's eating/consumption habits and motivation for following the aftercare instructions to keep the teeth white.

Can Dental Restorations Be Whitened?

Dental crowns and porcelain veneers cannot benefit from the laser teeth whitening as natural teeth can.


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