Laser teeth whitening is one of the latest developments in home teeth whitening, and according to several reviews the use of a blue light during the whitening treatment can speed up results. In fact, what we consider as a laser light is in most cases a halogen or LED light.
It is widely accepted that a beautiful, bright smile is an important contributing factor in our social, professional and personal relations. Most of us are often jealous of the white pearly teeth of celebrities in the media and wish we could have an equally attractive smile.
This can be a really expensive treatment if we opt for in-surgery whitening. Several years ago, there was no alternative to having one’s teeth whitened at a dentist’s surgery. Nowadays, some home teeth-whitening kits include a handheld blue laser light which is equally effective to the laser light used by dentists.
Laser teeth whitening can be a lot faster and produce better results as the light energy can easily accelerate the whitening process. The gums are always protected with a resin-based barrier and the teeth are exposed to the blue light for about 15 minutes. More advanced treatment procedures that involve less heat on the teeth and reduced ultraviolet emissions may allow the teeth to be exposed to the blue light for about 30 minutes. This can reduce the number of visits to the dentist until the desired results are achieved. For teeth that are not severely discolored, the desired whitening result can be achieved in just one session.