Teeth becoming yellow with age is normal, but if that’s not the case with you, you got to worry. For yellow teeth or teeth with stains are a strict no-no in today’s social circles. Be it with friends or with work environment, people with stained teeth many a times find it difficult to open up. So you come to laser teeth whitening and dental bleaching, which is best for you? Causes of yellowing teeth were covered in more details in some of our earlier posts on the teeth whitening. In this post we explore the pros and cons of laser teeth whitening.
But before that, let’s see the other types of teeth whitening processes. Quoting from Wikipedia, Dental bleaching, also known as tooth whitening, is a common procedure in general dentistry but most especially in the field of cosmetic dentistry. According to the FDA, whitening restores natural tooth color and bleaching whitens beyond the natural color. There are many methods available, such as brushing, bleaching strips, bleaching pen, bleaching gel, laser bleaching, and natural bleaching.
Benefits of Laser Teeth Whitening?
Here are some of the major benefits associated with laser dentistry :
- Procedures performed using soft tissue dental lasers may not require sutures (stitches).
- Certain laser dentistry procedures do not require anesthesia.
- Laser dentistry minimizes bleeding because the high-energy light beam aids in the clotting (coagulation ) of exposed blood vessels, thus inhibiting blood loss.
- Bacterial infections are minimized because the high-energy beam sterilizes the area being worked on.
- Damage to surrounding tissue is minimized.
- Wounds heal faster and tissue can be regenerated.