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Cosmetic Teeth Whitening Through Laser, Is it Harmful?

Firstly, you will have to know what a cosmetic teeth whitening laser treatment is, and then we can move into whether or not it is harmful. Basically, we all know about laser treatment as a very effective form of treatment in cosmetic surgery applications. But is it applicable for the teeth also? Well it is because a whitening gel has been developed which when applied on the teeth and then exposed to laser beams makes the teeth white.

Basically, this gel has been developed on the basis of the bleaching properties that get activated in some materials when exposed to laser. Whenever the gel is applied on the teeth, it is made sure that the gums and other unwanted parts are protected properly because otherwise these too will get bleached.

Now, when the laser beams are projected on the gel covered teeth, the chemical in the gel absorb the light particles of the laser. Then they get the energy of entering the tooth surface and bleach the tooth effectively. The best thing about the process is that it is very very fast and very effective in turning teeth white no matter what color teeth you have. However like all good things this too has a negative point.

Firstly, not all teeth colors take the same time. I have said that this is a very fast process and will take a few hours at the most but that is in ideal situation. Now, teeth color varies from person to person just like our skin color. Therefore if someone has teeth verging on the deeper shade of yellow then it will take longer than someone who has a lighter shade of the same.

However, for this cosmetic teeth whitening, you will have to take the help of a doctor because it cannot be done all by oneself. Also, to perform such kinds of cosmetic acts, you need a medical registration which most of us do not have. So, it is not really very fast and will cost you huge amounts of money.

The worst part, the part which even doctors agree to, is that when you are getting this cosmetic teeth whitening done there is a high chance that there will also be soft tissue discoloration. This means that your gums and lips stand a chance of getting discolored and becoming paler, but not the whole of it but areas which have been touched with the gel.

Also, the worst news is, if you are thinking that your dental insurance will cover this cost, then read the title of the article again. It is cosmetic and not something that has to be insured. So, you have to go on paying a minimum of five hundred dollars per visit to the doctor.

So, if you go for this cosmetic teeth whitening then be prepared to shell out good amounts of cash.



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