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If you are looking for a quick and easy way to brighten and whiten your teeth, laser whitening and JDental is the perfect choice for you. The quick, non-invasive procedure will give you immediate results and leave you feeling confident with your new whiter and brighter teeth!
Laser whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that brightens teeth by up to 10 shades. The procedure uses a bleaching gel with hydrogen peroxide and a laser to generate heat that enhances and speeds up the bleaching process for quick and noticeable results. The average laser teeth whitening procedure takes about 1 hour.
If you’re interested in getting an instant smile, please call JDental at (646) 649-3021 to set up an appointment or fill out the contact form on the right and we’ll be sure to get back to you! Dr. Jessica DeSouza is looking forward to transforming your smile!
Laser Whitening is a cosmetic procedure that is not covered by insurance. Call today for more information.
First, your teeth are prepared by your JDental professional. This includes identifying the shade of the teeth before the treatment, coating the lips with a protective SPF lotion, and placing cotton rolls under the lips to protect the mouth and gums from the bleaching gel. Once the protective coating is placed, your dentist will apply the bleaching gel to the front of your teeth. A light or laser is then placed over your teeth to activate the bleaching process.
Laser teeth whitening is a specific laser whitening procedure. Your JDental professional will use the hydrogen peroxide gel as well as the Biolase Epic Diode Laser. The whitening gel contains 45% hydrogen peroxide which is activated and broken down by the laser; as the hydrogen peroxide breaks down, oxygen enters the tooth to bleach the stained enamel.
Laser teeth whitening is a great way to see immediate whitening results! In about an hour, your teeth will be up to 4-6 shades brighter and with multiple sessions you can see a difference by up to 10 shades. This type of teeth whitening is easy, non invasive, requires no needles, and leaves a long lasting result. If you are interested in having a brighter and better look, contact your JDental dentist to see what whitening procedure is best for you!
Laser teeth whitening lasts anywhere from 6 months to 2 years depending on teeth structure, diet habits, and overall oral hygiene. We recommend staying away from dark-colored beverages, drinking with a straw to reduce staining, brushing your teeth regularly with whitening toothpaste, and maintaining your oral health with regular dental checkups and cleanings to get the most out of your whitening treatment. Additionally, tobacco products can stain the teeth; doctors recommend not smoking to keep up the white appearance.
Overall, teeth whitening does not do much damage to your teeth because the enamel is the hardest tissue in the body. However, if overused this teeth bleaching procedure can damage your oral health. As the dentin, the inner layer of your teeth, is repeatedly exposed to the strong chemicals in the bleach the collagen proteins can begin to break down. If your gums are exposed to the bleaching chemicals they can become irritated and sore. Additionally, the bleaching chemicals can kill the good bacteria in your mouth that is used to fight cavities and keep up your oral health. Lastly, if done too often the enamel on your teeth can become damaged exposing the dentin which will give you extreme and lasting sensitivity.
Our dentists recommend special toothpastes to keep your teeth white. Some of the best toothpastes include Arm and hammer advance white extreme whitening baking soda and peroxide toothpaste, Colgate total advanced fresh and whitening gel toothpaste, Crest 3d white whitening toothpaste, Tom’s of Maine luminous white toothpaste, and Hello naturally whitening fluoride toothpaste.
There are also many products you can use at home to not bear costs of laser whitening or to keep up the white appearance after your laser treatment like crest whitening strips. The whitening strops have a gel with hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide that work to penetrate the enamel and remove stains. These one-time use strips, mold to the shape of your teeth to remove years and years of stains. They range from $45-67 and provide a whitening effect close to the professional level. However, if overused they can yield the same consequences as the laser teeth whitening procedure. Visit Crest for more information on their white strips packages!
Both laser and zoom teething whitening have led to some adverse side effects, but they usually subside within 24 hours of treatment. Side effects include tooth sensitivity – which occurs because the bleaching gel goes under the enamel into the inner layer of your teeth called the dentin. When the dentin is exposed to these strong chemicals, it can lead to increased sensitivity especially to hot and cold drinks or food. It is advised to stay from cold or hot drinks 24 hours after the treatment to reduce the discomfort felt by this sensitivity. The sensitivity should subside in 24 to 48 hours and if it persists contact your dentist to ensure that your oral health is not compromised.
Another side effect is irritation. It can arise as a result of increased sensitivity and should subside within 24 to 48 hours as well.
Because of the strength of the chemicals in the bleaching gel, tooth or gum pain can result when the pulp of the tooth is penetrated. The pain can range from a dull ache to random sharp pains and differs among patients. This pain should subside within 24 to 48 hour; if the pain persists longer than a few days please get in touch with your dentist immediately.
Even though they are protected during the procedure, chemicals may seep into the gums and soft tissues leading to soreness, white spots, or even blistering the soft tissue. Repeated sessions can lead to thinning enamel and damage to the dentin.
Be sure not to overuse whitening procedures as they could cause damage to your teeth! Choosing a JDental dentist who is experienced and well-trained in the procedure greatly reduces the risk of these complications.
Our experienced dentists use advanced technology for the most effective result for your teeth.
Dr. Jessica deSouza has been practicing dentistry for 10 years. She attended Yale University and obtained a B.A in Economics. Dr. Jessica deSouza completed a Post Baccalaureate at Columbia University and obtained a DDS at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. She also completed a General Practice Residency at Veteran’s Administration Brooklyn Hospital. She is a member of the American Dental Society and NYS Dental Association. She participates with Osseoinstitute Study Club, Bayside Periodontics Study Club, and Women to Women Dentists. Dr. Jessica deSouza also volunteers with God’s Love We Deliver, Jan Hus Urban Outreach Center and Dental Lifeline.