Laser Teeth Whitening

Laser Teeth Whitening

Experience world-class laser teeth whitening by our team of outstanding cosmetic dentists at Bangkok Smile MALO CLINIC. We are a team-spirited and patient-oriented dental office. Since 2003, we have been providing the best laser teeth whitening solution to patients from all over world. We thus continually update our skills and technology with regards to teeth whitening solutions for our patients as well as for our own professional growth.

Bangkok Smile MALO CLINIC takes pride in welcoming you to our well-equipped dental clinic combined with excellent laser teeth whitening services to create your bright and shining smile.

Our team consists of cosmetic dentists who are dedicatd to provide you with the very best quality in laser teeth whitening within a warm and caring environment. Your amazing laser teeth whitening experience begins here at Bangkok Smile MALO CLINIC!

The Chemical Reaction

Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) breaks down to water (H2O) and a free oxygen radical (O), which is the smaller, less pigmented constituents by rapid oxidation. These compounds have double bonds and long carbon chains that are subsequently reduced to smaller carbon chains and hydroxyl groups, which eliminate discoloration. tooth whitening Bangkok The initiation of bleaching occurs through the application of laser which emits monochromatic light at a specific wavelength absorbed by the catalyst molecules only, thus accelerating the release of activated bleaching molecules. tooth whitening Bangkok Hydrogen peroxide, the most accepted active ingredient for in-office bleaching, does not decompose readily, which is partly why current bleaching procedures require lengthy visits.

Laser teeth whitening technology developed a Laser Gel that, when combined with hydrogen peroxide, becomes a solution responsive to specific range of laser wavelengths, resulting in a rapid production of free oxygen radicals.

The Difference between Laser and Non-Laser Teeth Whitening

Laser: The laser wavelength output is synchronized to the proprietary whitening gel, which increases efficiency and minimizes the amount of energy required to produce maximum whitening. This results in shortened treatment time and increases effectiveness while eliminating the heating of teeth that can result in post-operative sensitivity.

Non-Laser: Ordinary non-laser whitening systems require longer treatment times and higher energy output because of their inefficiencies. Non-laser whitening devices use just a tiny percentage of the polychromatic light's energy. The rest of the energy is wasted as heat and light, which is absorbed by the teeth and adjacent tissues, which often results in intra-operative and post-operative sensitivity.

Etiological Types of Discoloration

In most cases, a person’s tooth color is an inherited trait. However, the tooth’s discoloration mainly depends upon the condition of the teeth, dental health, and lifestyle of the person.

  • Extrinsic
    Different factors could lead to tooth discoloration (or darkening). The most common factor is the consumption of staining fluids such cola, tea, coffee, wine, tobacco or cigarette smoking.
    Frequent changes in the temperature of food and drinks also allow our teeth to expand and contract often, which enables stain to easily penetrate onto our teeth. Likewise, foods that are slightly acidic open up the pores of our tooth enamel, which also allows stain to easily move in.

  • Intrinsic
    There are also internal factors such as tetracycline stains, fluorosis, or trauma resulting from an injury or dental work. Depending upon the severity of staining, bleaching will lighten the darkest areas but may not totally remedy the condition.

  • Age-related
    Another factor would be time, because as we age, our teeth become yellowish in color. Our teeth also darken as we age because most of the staining factors act upon our teeth for a longer period of time.

Advantages of Laser Teeth Whitening

  • Dramatic results in less than one hour
  • Whitens the stained enamel surface without overheating the teeth
  • No damage to the tooth's pulp
  • No side effects
  • No anesthesia required
  • Long-term effect
  • Proven results over all other methods
  • Pain-free treatment

LaserSmile™ @ Bangkok Smile MALO CLINIC - Fast, Safe and Effective!

LaserSmile™ is the most advanced in-clinic accelerated teeth whitening system available today. It results to a more aesthetic appearance by reversing discoloration of tooth enamel. LaserSmile™ combines an activation gel with the laser’s unique characteristics. The main ingredient in the LaserSmile™ gel has been used in teeth whitening for decades now. This proven system will let you achieve a whiter smile in a very short period of time.

  • Recent independent clinical studies showed average whitening results of 9 shades*
  • 24 minutes of total treatment time vs. 60 minutes for leading non-laser systems — just four minutes of actual laser activation
  • LaserSmile Whitening Gel maximizes whitening effectiveness through advanced chemistry and laser-activated chromophores
  • Better Return On Investment due to shorter chair time and low per-patient kit costs

* The Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry VOLUME 19: Number 2: 70-73

STEP-BY-STEP Procedure


STEP 1
Teeth are isolated for the laser tooth whitening procedure.
STEP 2
After proper isolation of the teeth, the whitening gel is evenly applied to the teeth surfaces.
STEP 3
Proper application of paint on dental dam and The Laser tooth whitening gel.
STEP 4
Laser energy is applied one quadrant at a time.

Final Results


FIGURE 1
Unretouched clinical photograph of a 27-year-old male patient who presented with shade C1 on the upper arch, and A3.5 on the lower arch.
FIGURE 2
Unretouched clinical photograph of the same patient, after treatment. Upper arch now shade B1; lower arch now A1.
FIGURE 3
Unretouched clinical photograph of a 49-year-old male patient. He presented with upper arch shade A3.
FIGURE 4
Unretouched clinical photograph of the same patient after treatment. Upper arch is now B1.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

What causes discolored teeth?

There are many hereditary and external factors that causes tooth discoloration, such as consumption of staining substances, or internal factors such as trauma, fluorosis, and tetracycline discoloration.

Is the process safe?

Yes, laser tooth whitening with LaserSmile™ is the safest procedure today. It was approved by American FDA many years ago. It does not heat the teeth thus no harm is done to their pulp. Our LaserSmile™ system has been specifically developed and tested to ensure that no harm is done to either your enamel or dentine, and that the PH level remains neutral and will not produce any acidic effect associated with some other whitening products.

Will the procedure hurt?

In general, this is a very simple procedure where no anesthesia is needed as no pain is to be expected. However, several patients may experience minor sensitivity during or following the procedure. This sensitivity lasts no more than the first 24 hours and it can be resolved by taking an analgesic.

Is the treatment suitable for everyone?

Basically, LaserSmile™ is suitable for anyone who wishes to lighten his/her tooth color. Nevertheless, prior to the treatment, a dental examination will determine whether or not there is any condition that might prevent the treatment from working as it should. In such an event the dentist will recommend you to undergo relevant procedures before beginning the tooth whitening treatment.

How white will my teeth get?

Up until today, tooth whitening with the LaserSmile™ system have achieved better results compared to other procedures the uses halogen lamps, heat lamps, argon, and CO2 lasers. However, during consultation, the dentist will go over the your personal expectations and clinical condition in order to achieve the maximum natural whiteness for your teeth.

How long will the process take?

The whitening process will take only 45-60 minutes.

How long will my teeth remain white?

The long-term effect of the treatment varies from one person to another. Clearly, certain habits such as smoking, drinking coffee, tea and wine, or neglect of regular cleansing could once again quicken the darkening process of the teeth. Assuming regular care is provided (including dental check-ups), your teeth can remain white for as long as 1-3 years.