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Any dentist can perform "Laser teeth whitening". Some but not all dentists have the equipment in their office to perform such a procedure. Like other Doctors suggested the teeth whitening does not actually use a laser, but a halogen lamp to activate the whitening products. Zoom! teeth whitening is one option which works well for most people. Prices range anywhere from $500-$1,000 depending on your region. But if you shop around you'd be...
No. Laser teeth whitening is a misunderstood concept. Most dentists that claim "laser teeth whitening" are actually using a high intensity lamp- often a halogen lamp- to activate and oxidize the gel crystals that are put on the teeth to whiten the debris and staining in the tubules of the teeth. [There are very few whitening techniques taught today that still actually use a real laser.] The "laser' does nothing to the teeth itself....
The need for a "specialist" is not needed but you need to look for a few items before you bleach 1. do they provide pre op instruction on how to use a sensodyne like product to decrease bleaching sensitivity 2. do they protect the gingiva with a barrier type product? 3. is the staff aware of different bleach types like carbemide peroxide vs. hydrogen peroxide and the pros and cons of each 4. before and after photos? 5. do they provide trays with the power bleaching?
Laser whitiening is becoming an obsolete way to withen teeth . Right now the market has evolved so much whith whitening products that we are capable of applying a peroxide whithening gel and get results without the need of any type of light . being a laser or a visible light ( zoom) . Check KOR whitening
No specialty degree is needed by a dentist for laser whitening. You do, however, need a qualified dental team (an office that has whitened many mouths) for your procedure. Avoid the mall kiosks or tanning parlors for your whitening.
A specialist is not necessary for laser whitening. However, you should find a reputable dentist who has alot of experience with whitening before you indulge. Whitening is a wonderful procedure, there are many product out there some work others do not and some can cause severe sensitivity. Consult your dentist, know what procedure they offer and make sure it is right for you.
Teeth whitening is not a specialty, just as cosmetic dentistry is not a specialty. So there really isn't a specialist to go TO. However, while many dentists say that they whiten teeth, many don't do it well.