Is Laser Teeth Whitening Safe?

Normal teeth whitening or bleaching has been known to be more cost-effective and better treatment. It has little or no side effects to improve your smile. On the other hand, laser teeth whitening may cause tooth sensitivity and harm the gums if not done properly.

On the cost part, where teeth whitening using traditional dental procedures may cost 3000-5000, the laser treatment may cost around 12000-15000 in Mumbai. This price varies according to the dentist and the amount of discoloration of your teeth.

But on the positive side, laser teeth whitening can lighten your teeth by up to 16 shades. And one can continue having coffee, wine, and similar substances that can stain the teeth without worry. Having said that, it is recommended to go for professional teeth whitening for better and brighter smile. Should it be laser teeth whitening or traditional dental bleaching, the choice is for you.

But better consult your dentist before making a decision.

Toothache Specialists

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 :

  1. Procedures performed using soft tissue dental lasers may not require sutures (stitches).
  2. Certain laser dentistry procedures do not require anesthesia.
  3. Laser dentistry minimizes bleeding because the high-energy light beam aids in the clotting (coagulation ) of exposed blood vessels, thus inhibiting blood loss.
  4. Bacterial infections are minimized because the high-energy beam sterilizes the area being worked on.
  5. Damage to surrounding tissue is minimized.
  6. Wounds heal faster and tissue can be regenerated.


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