The human teeth are an essential part of the body that serves important purposes. Primarily, they serve mechanical and digestive purposes as they aid speech and also helps digestion as mechanical digestion begins in the mouth with the help of the teeth. Another important function of the teeth that cannot be overlooked is the aesthetic purposes that they serve. The teeth are an important parameter in the measure of beauty. An individual will look attractive with a white, shiny, and even set of teeth.

Professional Teeth Whitening Techniques

Professional teeth whitening techniques are quick and effective ways to rid the teeth of unhealthy discolorations. These are carried out in a dental office and are safe when handled by a licensed professional. Below are some professional teeth whitening techniques.

Laser Teeth Whitening

This is a quick whitening technique where a bleaching agent like hydrogen peroxide is applied on the teeth before a laser is shined on the teeth to quicken or accelerate the effect of the bleaching agent. The technique is safe when carried out by a professional and the result is instant. To prevent the gum from burning during this process, a seal is usually placed over it because the bleaching agent employed is acidic and highly concentrated. This technique is also known as power whitening or laser bleaching.

LED Whitening

This is similar to laser bleaching except that LED lights are used to quicken the effects of the bleaching agents instead of a laser. This is also known as Zoom whitening and takes between thirty (30) minutes to one (1) hour to complete. The two techniques mentioned above are called in-office whitening because they take place in the dental office and require little time to complete.

Take-home Trays

With this technique, a dentist does a simulation of the teeth for a custom-fabricated bleaching tray that fits perfectly in the mouth of the patient. This method takes more time than the in-office whitening and requires some discipline on the part of the patient. A less potent bleaching agent (carbamide peroxide) is usually employed here as the result is not immediate. This method costs less money than in-office techniques.


Whether you want dental implants or you’re looking for long-term teeth discoloration techniques, you should consider visiting a dental office today.