Your smile is the most prominent feature of your face! Even though you may have straight and healthy teeth, if those teeth are stained or discolored it can stand out. A bright smile is associated with beauty, youth, health, good hygiene, and confidence. Is your smile saying that about you? If you are not happy with the color of your teeth or think they could be whiter, you may want to start looking at teeth whitening options for whiter teeth.
At Sloan Creek Dental, laser teeth whitening service is one of our popular cosmetic dentistry services we offer using state-of-the-art equipment to improve your smile. To learn more about why laser teeth whitening is the best option, how stains develop, the professional teeth whitening process, and if laser teeth whitening is safe, continue reading for more information.
There are two ways stains can appear on the teeth, externally and internally. External stains are caused by everyday eating and drinking habits. Big culprits are coffee, tea, berries, wine, and tobacco products. Poor oral hygiene will result in plaque and calculus (tartar) buildup, which will also stain the external surfaces of the teeth.
Internal stains are usually the result of antibiotic use, trauma, fluorosis, root canal treatments, and aging.
Whatever the reason for your discolored tooth, Dr. Feng at Sloan Creek Dental can help bring life back into your smile.
There are many teeth whitening options (toothpaste, strips, gels, and more) available on the market with a variety of price points. So, you may be asking why the laser teeth whitening system is any better? For one, laser teeth whitening is more effective. The typical over-the-counter products have limited whitening strength and take longer to see results. With laser teeth whitening, your tooth enamel will appear several shades lighter, usually after one treatment. Maybe you have an important upcoming event (wedding, reunion, photos), laser teeth whitening is great for improving your smile quickly.
Secondly, over-the-counter teeth whitening is not customizable and those products do not take into account your needs or goals. Picking the wrong product can cause harm to your enamel and sensitivity to your teeth. Your dentist, like Dr. Feng, will have a better understanding of your dental goals to help determine which level of teeth whitening is safe for you.
Another option for in-office teeth whitening is to remove stains from the inside out. This is especially useful for teeth previously treated by root canals. A special whitening gel is placed inside the tooth and then activated by the laser to be more effective. This isn’t possible with store-bought products.
The best part about using our top-of-the-line laser for teeth whitening is that there will be little to no tooth sensitivity after the treatment! Our patients report feeling just as they did before the treatment except with a brighter whiter smile!
Here at Sloan Creek Dental, we use Fotona’s patented TouchWhite™ Tooth Whitening system. The TouchWhite™ system is performed by using the most advanced laser on the market called the Lightwalker by Fotona. What sets the Lightwalker apart is its modern approach to laser dentistry and versatility for us to offer several laser dental procedures to our patients. The Lightwalker laser is contact-free, so patients are said to feel no vibrations or pain, which makes getting any dental treatment done very comfortable for you.
The efficiency and advanced technology of the Lightwalker laser allows whitening treatments to be completed twice as fast and with better results! The average laser whitening treatment is completed between 30-45 minutes, making it easy to fit into anyone’s schedule, even a lunch break.
Receiving in-office professional whitening causes minimal complications or risks. Because we use the Lightwalker laser at Sloan Creek Dental, the whitening procedure is very gentle to your teeth and gums. Unlike the typical irritation caused by activation lights and whitening gels, laser teeth whitening is highly effective, comfortable, and safe for virtually all patients when performed by an experienced cosmetic dentist like Dr. Feng. Also, the Lightwalker laser keeps your teeth hydrated while whitening, unlike other teeth whitening products like over the counter tooth whitening strips, they can dehydrate your teeth and lead to sensitivity. Most people walk away from the Fotona TouchWhite™ treatment with zero side effects.
While the over-the-counter options are easier to acquire, they are less effective and may take weeks or months to whiten your teeth just a few shades. When getting your teeth whiten with laser teeth whitening, the results last longer and the difference is almost immediate.
If you are ready to improve your smile, or have an important event coming up and are interested in a fast and safe way to whiten your teeth, contact our office at (972) 468-1440 to schedule a consultation. Sloan Creek Dental is a leading dental practice with the state-of-the-art laser whitening system in cosmetic dentistry. Our team will happily go over your concerns and goals before discussing your whitening options, and we’ll then create a personalized treatment plan for a brighter smile.