Do over the counter tooth whitening gels work? That’s the number one question I get about Zoom laser tooth whitening vs. over the counter products. The honest answer is they do, but not very well.
There are two reasons they don’t work well; they’re not prescription strength and they don’t give you a medical laser to activate the whitening gel. Without these features products like Crest Whitening Strips produce marginal results.
Is laser tooth whitening safe?
Yes. Laser Teeth Whitening uses a proven safe peroxide based gel solution to remove unwanted stains from your teeth. The laser simply activates it by helping the enamel absorb the peroxide.
What are the side effects of laser tooth whitening?
Most of the time there are no side effects of bleaching your teeth. However, some patients have temporary sensitivity or tingling sensation in their teeth for a day or so.
Does laser tooth whitening hurt?
No. Whitening your teeth using a laser is a painless procedure. In our office you can sit back, relax and watch TV while we whiten your smile.
How long does teeth whitening last?
This is a tough question to answer as everyone eats and drinks different foods. The more you drink coffee, red wine, etc. the sooner your teeth will discolor. Most people see the effects of laser whitening start to fade after a year. The good news is we will also give you take-home whitening trays and gel so you can “touch up” your white smile at home.