Which is Better – Laser Teeth Whitening or Bleaching?

Are you feeling discouraged by yellow or discolored teeth? Your teeth may lose their brightness naturally over time. It can be due to consuming certain foods and drinks, lifestyle habits such as using tobacco, or simply age and genetics. Fortunately, there are many ways you can whiten and brighten your teeth. 

For the safest and the most effective teeth whitening results, you should explore the services and products provided by your dental professional. Here is a guide to two teeth whitening services offered by Dr. Amy Shoumer in Bryn Mawr, PA: laser teeth whitening and bleaching.

What is laser teeth whitening?

During a laser teeth whitening treatment, your trained dental professional applies a solution of Phillips Zoom Light-Activated Gel to your teeth. They then use the Whitening LED Accelerator to begin the whitening process. During the treatment, the gel dissolves stains and discoloration on your teeth.

What are the benefits of laser teeth whitening?

Laser teeth whitening is an efficient and effective teeth whitening procedure. In just 15-30 minutes, you’ll notice a significantly brighter, whiter smile. If your treatment is longer or you return to the office for repeat treatments, your smile will be even whiter.

Since laser teeth whitening is performed in a dentist’s office by a professional, you can also feel assured that it is safe for your teeth and oral health.

What is bleaching?

Bleaching is another teeth whitening service your dentist can provide. You will be fitted for trays of your upper and lower row of teeth that you can wear at home. You’ll also receive a teeth-whitening solution to apply to the trays. While these solutions are not at all related to bleach, you can experience their bleaching effects.

What are the benefits of bleaching?

If you choose to whiten your teeth using a bleaching treatment provided by your dentist, you’ll be able to achieve a whiter, brighter smile from the convenience of your home. You can also choose how quickly to whiten your teeth depending on how frequently you use your trays and whitening solution. Bleaching is also less likely to cause discomfort in sensitive teeth.

Which teeth whitening option is better?

Dr. Amy Shoumer can help you decide whether laser teeth whitening or bleaching is a better choice for your whitening goals and unique oral health needs. Laser teeth whitening is a much faster option, but bleaching is usually less expensive.

Learn more about professional teeth whitening options with Dr. Amy Shoumer. Let us help you get and maintain a whiter, brighter smile.

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