Every day, we are bombarded by tons ads and infomercials about toothpaste and teeth whitening agents. People go to the dentist to whiten their teeth so that they may be able to flash their killer smiles. The traditional way of whitening teeth is by soaking them is hydrogen peroxide solution of other chemicals that removes stains and bleaches the teeth. But as it has been said, that is the traditional way. The most recent breakthrough in teeth whitening is through the use of lasers. With the use of lasers, the teeth whitening process is done in a quick and pain-free manner.

Technically, lasers are a concentrated beam of light that carries with it high amount of light energy. The laser beam is so narrow and the energy is highly concentrated and those are the reasons why lasers can be used in whitening teeth.

How laser teeth whitening works:
• Scraping of the teeth is done to ensure they are thoroughly cleaned and free of other foreign materials. This step is just the same as the one that is done using the traditional method.

• Hydrogen peroxide or other bleaching agent is applied to the teeth to remove the plaque and stains along the gum line. Laser cannot be used at very close proximity with the gums since its energy has the capability of destroying the gum tissues.

• A professional-strength peroxide gel is applied to the teeth. This allows the laser’s maximum effect in cleaning and whitening your teeth.

• Laser light is used to activate the peroxide applied to the teeth. The high energy carried by the laser beam hastens the chemical action, thus making the whitening procedure. The use of laser also ensures the dentist may work on cleaning your teeth with utmost precision. The Laser acts like as a catalyst for the peroxide.

The laser teeth whitening method is so effective that as of now it is becoming a norm in teeth cleaning technology. Why not? It is quick, effective and pain-free. The only drawback to this technology is that it is quite costly.

As good as it may sound; there are some precautions that must be observed before subjecting yourself under the laser teeth whitening process. For once, it is not advisable for pregnant women. They are usually advised to delay the process until the baby is delivered. Also, it is not applicable when your teeth have cracks where chemicals may seep in. It would be a disaster if a chemical seeps into your teeth and gets activated by laser. If there are any cracks, you are advised to fix those first.

Experts say that the laser teeth whitening technology is worth the cost. Given enough money, who would turn back from an opportunity to have a great smile that can capture the heart of anyone?