IS LASER TEETH WHITENING BAD FOR YOUR TEETH?
No, laser teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to brighten the smile. The laser technology used during laser teeth whitening is designed to target particles located in the microtubules of the teeth (pores) that contribute to stains. Laser teeth whitening does not damage the teeth and can remove stains and discolorations from the teeth safely.
HOW LONG DOES PROFESSIONAL TEETH WHITENING LAST?
Results from professional teeth whitening typically last up to a year and a half. Patients who practice proper oral hygiene typically experience a longer period of results from teeth whitening. Patients who regularly enjoy coffee, tea, or red wine may notice their results fade more quickly. Additionally, tobacco use can diminish teeth whitening results. Dr. John Koutsoyiannis typically offers follow-up laser teeth whitening treatments every 1-2 years or a tray whitening “boost” system specifically designed for your teeth.
WHO IS AN IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR LASER TEETH WHITENING?
Ideal candidates for laser teeth whitening are patients struggling to whiten teeth with over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments. Patients with a build-up of stains and discolorations may benefit from laser teeth whitening. To be a candidate for laser teeth whitening, patients should be in good oral health. If you have restorations located in the front of your mouth (smile line), teeth whitening treatments will not whiten these restorations. If an underlying condition is detected that prevents you from receiving laser teeth whitening, Dr. John Koutsoyiannis can provide an alternate treatment. Once your teeth are healthy, Dr. Koutsoyiannis can determine if laser teeth whitening may be right for you.