Is laser teeth whitening safe and effective and what are the pitfalls and any side effects?

Q. IS LASER TEETH WHITENING SAFE AND EFFECTIVE, WHAT ARE THE PITFALLS AND ANY SIDE EFFECTS DURING AND AFTER THE TREATMENT ?

A. You can expect some sensitivity as with all whitening procedures. There may be a colour re-bound affect after the whitening experience- as the teeth become hydrated again. The always appear whiter just as the treatment has been done as the teeth become dehydrated. If the teeh are kept topped-up with whitening trays (home kit) then you can keep on top of the shade.
Everything also depends on your lifestyle and habits. The following can cause staining of the teeth to return:
- smoking
- strongly coloured foods- curry etc
- Red wine
- Tea/coffee

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  1. Valerie Evans says:

    I recently had the Zoom whitening process and when I left the dentist my voice had gone! I went in with a normal voice and came out unable to speak. Over the next few days my voice returned little by little and is now back to normal. Was that a normal side effect?

  2. Cathy says:

    I too just had the Zoom whitening treatment done at my dentist and i noticed that my throat hurt the most following the treatment and only had a couple of zings. My voice was croaky and this morning after I woke up I can barely get a word out There was no warning of this side effect and don’t know what to do to get my voice back.

  3. Martha says:

    Are there any long term effects of the whitening? Q. Hello, I am considering having a whitening procedure. I have moderate fluorosis staining on my teeth, particularly the top front ones, and also some darker brown patches between these teeth. My dentist has shown me before and after pictures of patients he has treated, and I was surprise at how successful the treatment was for those with similar fluorosis staining. I understand that the fluorosis would sill be there, and that every patient can expect a different level of success. Are there any long term effects of the whitening? I don’t want to improve the appearance of my teeth only to find in years to come that I have compromised my oral health. Does the quote of £275 I have been given by my dentist seem reasonable,and are there any particular brands or systems you recommend? Thankyou for your time,

  4. Paul says:

    £275 is at the lower end of whitening costs, I would recommend a tray based carbamine peroxide based system, the tray sytem gives some flexibility to fine tune the final result. Correctly applied it is safe to your teeth

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