A lot of offices claim to have laser whitening but few actually do. Many times bleach is placed on the patient’s teeth and a blue UV light is then positioned on the teeth (see video). This causes the teeth to dehydrate leaving them very sensitive.
At Wynkoop Dental, we use a Diode Laser by Biolase to complete laser whitening. This is a true laser and only has to placed on the teeth for a few minutes. Patients notice a significant difference in post-bleaching sensitivity and are often amazed how little sensitivity there is compared to previous bleaching experiences. The entire procedure takes about an hour and we include custom made bleach trays to take home so that you are able to keep up with your bright new smile!
Microabrasion is a conservative treatment to remove white and brown spots from your teeth. It is normally completed in two visits with the patient doing at-home bleaching in between the two appointments. Please ask Dr. Erin or Dr. Chelsea about this procedure if you are interested.