Pattaya Laser Tooth Whitening

Pattaya Laser Tooth Whitening

In the course of a single day we all expose our teeth to harmful substances such as coffee, soft drinks, tobacco, tea, red wine, and more. These substances leave stains that cannot easily be removed with regular brushing and dental cleanings.

Laser Tooth whitening has become one of the most popular of Pattaya Teeth Whitening Service and effective cosmetic dentistry procedures due to its minimal time requirement and dramatic results. It is one of the safest and easiest ways to dramatically improve your smile.

Laser Tooth whitening procedures can be very successful in achieving a brighter, whiter smile. Laser Tooth whitening is recommended to remove stains resulting from wear and exposure to staining agents and when teeth lose some of their natural luster over time.




Laser Teeth Whitening – In-office Tooth Whitening in Pattaya

Laser Teeth whitening can be administered at our denter center in a one-hour procedure involving the application of a gel containing hydrogen peroxide. Laser activates the gel, effectively removing stains without damaging the tooth enamel. A short fluoride treatment concludes the procedure. Patients report excellent results!

How safe is laser teeth whitening?
Laser teeth whitening was approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in March of 1996. The hydrogen peroxide used in the whitening process has been used in dentistry for over 20 years. The Diode Laser which we use is soft tissue and tooth friendly and does not cut or harm teeth. Our center has safely performed over 1,000 laser treatments with no known tooth or gum damage.
Is the laser teeth whitening procedure painful and are there side effects?
The Laser teeth whitening procedure itself is generally painless and requires no anesthesia. An occasional twinge or tingling may be felt but these are usually mild and of short duration. Less than 5% of patients may experience a mild sensitivity. They usually last less than 24 hours and is usually controllable by taking ibuprofen.
How white will my teeth get after teeth whitening procedure?
There is no universal answer as the type and amount of staining will affect results. Extrinsic (external) stains such as coffee, tea, nicotine, red wine, dark colas, aging, etc. are readily removed resulting in noticeably whiter teeth. Intrinsic stains from tetracycline, flourosis, decalcification and other discolorations occurring during tooth development are much more difficult as these are deep inner stains. Noticeable lightening will result but the basic stain coloration normally remains. Every case is unique and is evaluated prior to treatment. That is the purpose of the consultation and discussion of “expected” results prior to treatment.
How long will it last?
Stains that are removed are gone forever. However, depending on lifestyle and oral care they may reoccur. Some people may never need to re-lighten their teeth, while most may need occasional touch-ups. Using your maintenance trays and whitening toothpaste should keep them white for as long as you use them.
Can I treat again to get them whiter?
Each Laser teeth whitening treatment results in lighter teeth but with diminishing results. The amount and type of stain determine how much lighter. Darker teeth may require multiple treatments or using your whitening trays to get their whitest. However, there is a saturation point at which excessive “over bleaching” can result in enamel damage. We will not furnish you enough gel for this to happen without scheduling an evaluation appointment.
Will whitening affect my crowns or fillings?
The Laser teeth whitening process will not harm or weaken existing restorations. Laser whitening will only clean-up existing crowns of fillings but will not change their color or shade. It is possible that they may need to be replaced to match the lighter natural teeth.
Will my teeth stain more easily after the laser teeth whitening treatment?
Your teeth will stain at the same rate regardless of whether you whiten or not. However, after treatment you are more aware of the shade of your teeth and stains are more visible on whiter teeth.
How many teeth do you whiten?
From molar to molar (excluding molars), which normally means 10 upper and 10 lower teeth.
How does the laser teeth whitening compare with home teeth whitening trays?
Both are effective and will give good results when properly used. The laser procedure shows results in one hour that may take wearing trays 1-3 weeks to achieve. Also, the laser is in the doctor’s control whereas the trays are under the patient’s control. It takes discipline, patience and there is usually more discomfort with the trays. Approximately half the patients we treat with the laser have tried trays, and for one reason or another have chosen to get the laser treatment. If you could lose 10 pounds in one hour instead of dieting for 1-3 weeks to achieve the same 10-pound loss, which one would you choose? The biggest advantage of the laser is instant gratification, which our low cost makes possible for the same price most dentists charge for the trays alone.
Keeping Teeth White
So what can you do to keep your teeth glowing white? Here are some easy to follow tips:
Avoid Foods That Stain Teeth
Foods with lots of pigment such as soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, most varieties of berries, cherries, and curry will stain teeth. If these cannot be completely avoided, it is recommended to brush your teeth as soon as possible after eating these foods.
Drink Water
You can help prevent stains to your teeth by swishing a mouthful of water around immediately after eating or drinking a staining beverage. This also helps to keep breath fresh.
Use a Straw
Coffee, Red wine, Colas and other dark soft drinks, teas, and cranberry juice can cause staining. Using a straw for these drinks will allow the staining liquid to bypass the front teeth.
Eat Crunchy Foods
Celery, apples, and other crunchy foods will remove food particles in your teeth and help to prevent stains. Sticky foods are more likely to cause staining.
Brush Your Teeth The Right Way
Brushing your teeth is essential for good oral hygiene. It also helps to remove plaque and keep your teeth white. Here are some tips for getting the most out of brushing:
๏ Brush your teeth at least twice a day
๏ Use a whitening toothpaste
๏ Use a soft bristle brush
๏ ๏ Brush thoroughly in a gentle circular action
๏ Brush where the gums meet your teeth
๏ Replace your toothbrush every three months
๏ Don’t brush too hard
๏ Use Dental Floss everyday