When your teeth are darker than desired, laser tooth whitening is a fast and effective way to whiten teeth. A shade guide is used to record your tooth colour before whitening begins begins. The first step is to apply a gingival dam to your gums to protect them during the laser whitening session. Whitening solution is then carefully applied to the teeth that will be whitened. Your dentist will then use a specialized laser to begin whitening the teeth. After the laser session is completed,
your mouth and teeth are thoroughly cleaned and your teeth are noticeably whiter. Your dentist will recommend an interval for you to return for additional whitening sessions.
In addition to regular brushing and flossing, your teeth and gums periodically require professional cleaning.
Periodontal diseases begins with plaque formation on your teeth both above and below the gum line. This causes inflammation and swelling of gum tissue. A scaling instrument is used by your dentist or hygienist during a regular dental visit to remove plaque and calculus above and below the gum line. Removing the plaque and calculus helps to prevent inflammation, which could otherwise lead to advancement of periodontal disease.