What is teeth whitening?
Whitening is a process where the tooth discolouration is 'whitened' to a lighter shade. It removes the staining agent through chemical means using laser. It is a safe procedure when carried out under professional supervision. Teeth darken over time with smoking, ageing and coloured foodstuffs such as tea, coffee, curry and red wine. Pigments and staing agents penetrate the tooth's enamel surface causing discolouration of the teeth and internal staining. Whitening is a process in which a bleaching agent namely hydrogen peroxide or carbamaperoxide is applied to the surface of the teeth.These agents when activated with the help of laser light release nascent oxygen. This oxygen then penetrates through the surface of enamel enamel. Oxygen breaks down the stain molecules causing them to disappears without damaging the tooth structure. In-clinic professional teeth whitening is an easy fast and non-invasive cosmetic treatment producing immediate results.
Why laser teeth whitening?
A whiter smile substantially affects how others think of you when you first meet. It is a sign of our warmth, confidence, and health".As our lifestyles have evolved our teeth are much more exposed to every day staining through the increased consumption of tea,coffee, coke and colourful exotic foods such as Thai and Indian. Not to mention the cigarettes and red wine! At London Smile Kraft it is now possible to painlessly reverse this staining process and get your smile white and bright again. Laser teeth whitening has been extensively tested and proven to have no long term negative effects on the enamel, dentine of the teeth or the gums. The LSK whitening gel is specially formulated to improve general oral health, by helping to strengthen the teeth and the light accelerator also kills 95% of any harmful bacteria that may be in teeth and gums.
What can I expect?
When you enter the clinic you will be greeted by our expert team.
Dental and medical history followed by taking consent- Our dentist will spend some time taking thorough medica/dental history to tailor our treatment to your expectation and to rule out any medical or dental condition which may contraindicate the procedure. Smile line analysis and taking a pre treatment shade- An assessment of the smile line and shade analysis is done to compare the before and after results. Photograph for our record and case studies-In certain cases a clinical photograph will be taken with your consent as a baseline record and to gauge the efficacy of the procedure. Safety protocols- As part of the safety guidelines a faceguard will be placed to protect the face from any spillage of the whitening agent. A pair of protective glasses need to worn at all times to protect your eyes. You will be given a disposable bib to avoid staining of your clothes. A check retractor will be applied to keep the soft tissues from the bleaching agent. A gum barrier will be placed with precision to protect the underlying gums from the whitening agent.
The technique will involve:
Using mint flavored finger wipes and a pre-whitening spray to helps wiping off plaque/stains from the teeth and accelerates the whitening reaction. It simultaneously helps reducing any post operative sensitivity.
The dentist will then apply the whitening gel which is specifically formulated to work with the our teeth Whitening laser light. The gel and the light work together to gently penetrate the top surface layers of your teeth to remove stains and discolouration.
The gel will be applied for three ten to fifteen minute sessions for a total time of 30-45 minutes, removing and cleaning your teeth after each cycle. This extra step allows our dentist to closely monitor your colour.
This is followed by application of a desensitizing gel which has Calcium phosphate and potassium nitrate to remineralise the teeth and protect it from any sensitivity.
As part of continuing care post treatment care and instructions would given to maximize the effects and longevity of the laser teeth whitening treatment.