Laser Teeth Whitening: Vancouver Hygienists Break Down the Basics

25 Sep, 2021 | By teethwhiteningbypearl

Ready for a brighter, whiter smile? As a team that offers dental-grade laser teeth whitening in Vancouver, we know there’s no shortage of products and promises for achieving a platinum smile. But choosing the best one means understanding the differences.

If you visit the drugstore, the shelves are practically overflowing with rinses, toothpaste, kits, and strips, all designed to deliver on the promise of a sparkling smile. Clean teeth and good hygiene go hand-in-hand, so many people have clued in that healthy-looking teeth are an easy way to make a stronger first impression.

Bleaching Vs Laser Teeth Whitening

Let’s begin with a technical definition. The FDA uses the term bleaching for products that make teeth whiter than white—they have the ability to take teeth beyond their natural colour. This usually means using products like hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.

Teeth Whitening, on the other hand, is more of a restorative process, working to remonve staining and debris from the surface of your teeth. Whitening agents typically include products like rinses and toothpaste. At our office, we use a dental-grade peroxide gel to deliver noticeable results. Our objective is to leave your smile looking healthy, bright, and 100% natural.

What to Expect from Your Teeth Whitening Session

Factors that will affect the outcome include the structure of your teeth, the density of the enamel, the thickness of the yellow dentin under the enamel, and whether your teeth are very porous or not. Lifestyle factors (e.g. diet and smoking) also come into play.

Your teeth are made up of a couple of layers—with the lighter enamel being on the outside and yellow dentin on the inside. It’s important to note that the yellow dentin cannot be whitened. It’s the layers of enamel on the outside we work with. Incidentally, this is why people never have pure white teeth.

As a team of registered dental professionals, the team members at Pearl Teeth Whitening in Vancouver have access to a dental-grade high percentage hydrogen peroxide gel. These tools are available only to dental practitioners. Our 37.5% hydrogen peroxide gel works to kickstart the whitening process.

The process includes using a high intensity LED light. This works break down the whitening gel into its peroxide base. A certified dental hygienist conducts the whole process, applying a fresh layer of gel every 15 minutes to maximize results.

Laser whitening works by opening the pores of the teeth, allowing the gel to access and remove deep-set stains. It takes about 1-2 days for pores to close. For best results, avoiding heavily pigmented foods like wine, blueberries, or curry is recommended during this time.

At Pearl Teeth Whitening in Vancouver, we recommend a desensitizing/remineralizing treatment at the end of your session. The process of teeth whitening can sometimes result in slight cold sensitivity, but this treatment helps strengthen teeth and make them less sensitive.

Teeth Whitening Promotions

As an FYI, teeth whitening touch-ups can be performed every 6-12 months, depending on your level of sensitivity. Ready to get started? We offer special packages to brides, birthday people, and even first-time and return clients.

With 77 ratings and a perfect 5.0 rating on Google, we invite you to discover our cost-effective laser teeth whitening in Vancouver. Book online or call 604-620-9901. We promise to leave you smiling!


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