Lasers are used in everyday practice such as shopping aisle scanners but also used in the health industry for such things as laser hair removal and laser eye surgery.
At the Healthy Smile Centre, we are committed to providing our patients with a centre of excellence with advanced techniques and equipment. Lasers in dentistry provide an alternative to traditional techniques. Lasers are essentially a concentrated beam of light invisible to the naked eye allowing us to reach tight crevices normally impossible to reach. Compared to traditional methods lasers provide superior results, faster healing and better comfort.
In surgery, there is noticeably less or no blood, healing times are far superior providing minimal discomfort after surgical procedures. Frenectomies and tongue tie removal are easily achieved without the need for a scalpel and stitches and post-operation discomfort is as minimal as an ulcer.
Gum disease management is unrivalled with lasers as it decontaminates bacteria sometimes left behind inadvertently hidden and undetectable deep under the gums.
There are many whitening systems on the market and different companies claim different results. They also claim that the magic blue light that is used makes all the difference. The truth and reality is that these blue lights only help heat the teeth causing them to dehydrate and appear whiter.
Research has proven time and time again that these blue lights actually play no part in the efficacy of the whitening gels that are used – it is just a blue light. Short term result show that when in-office whitening is completed with the blue light compared to no light, the teeth are whiter due to dehydration up to approximately 3 days. Long term results after 3 months show no difference.
However, when used in conjuction with a real laser, the whitening gels become activated, penetrating further into the tooth providing outstanding and superior results in a shorter period of time.