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Compare Teeth Whitening Treatments

At David Cox Dental we Have the Most Advanced Smartbleach Teeth Whitening Technology Available. Below is How The Results Compare To Older Style Teeth Whitening Systems:

 

Heat Lamp Based Teeth Whitening

Smartbleach 3LT

Smartbleach Laser

How do the results compare?

Average

Excellent

Best if staining contains peroxide resist molecules

How long will it take?

About 1 hour

About 45 minutes

About 75 minutes

How long does it last?

 

Assuming you look after your teeth normally the results should last for years

Assuming you look after your teeth normally the results should last for years

Will I look strange after the treatment?

May result in unnaturally whitening look

No
You will achieve natural-looking results with Smartbleach 3LT

No
No dehydration so most natural looking result

Will I need maintenance trays?

Yes

No
The result you see in clinic is what you get

No
The result you see in clinic is what you get

What process does the system use?

Uses a heat lamp and acidic peroxide gel

Uses Pure Green Laser-Like Light (3LT) and a patented red alkaline gel

Uses Pure Green Laser and a patented red alkaline gel

Does the system whiten stained teeth eg. anti-biotic brown tetracycline staining?

No
Does not treat peroxide-resistant stains
Heat lamp does not target stain molecules directly.

No
Treats peroxide-resistant molecules
Pure Green Laser-Like Light activates red Smartbleach gel to produce a more reactive whitening effect on different stains. Treats typically peroxide-resistant stains.

Yes
Targets even the most difficult peroxide-resistant molecules
The photon energy and the wavelength of the laser light targets and breaks down peroxide resistant stain molecules for most difficult teeth whitening cased. The Smartbleach KTP can treat stains that are resistant to brushing or polishing.

How does the system create the whitening effect?

Photo-thermal Reaction
Heat lamp is used to activate an acidic peroxide gel. Lamp also can heat non-targeted tooth structure and root.

Photo-dynamic Process
Pure-green Laser-Like Light is selectively absorbed by the red gel, which heats the gel without heating the tooth. Creates a more intense alkaline whitening effect.

Photo-dynamic Process
Pure green Laser Light is selectively absorbed by the red gel, which heats the gel without heating the tooth. Creates a more intense alkaline whitening effect.

Is the whitening gel acidic or alkaline?

Acidic Whitening Process
Risks etching of the tooth structure.

Alkaline Whitening Process
Increased safety. Does not risk of etching of the tooth enamel or damage to the sensitive root.

Alkaline Whitening Process
Increased safety. Does not risk of etching of the tooth enamel or damage to the sensitive root.

Does it dehydrate the teeth during the whitening process?

Dehydrates the tooth structure to contribute to the whitening effect
Loss of whitening effect when the tooth rehydrates.

Virtually no dehydration of the tooth structure
Virtually no loss of whitening effect from rehydration.

No dehydration of the tooth structure
Increased safety. Does not risk of etching of the enamel or damage to the sensitive root.

Does it treat all my teeth or can I have a single dark tooth whitened?

Only able to treat full arch of teeth

Can only treat full arch of teeth

Precision laser able to treat a single tooth if necessary

Can it treat dark teeth that have had a root filled?

Cannot whiten non-vital teeth

May whiten non-vital teeth

Whitens even non-vital teeth such as teeth that have had a root canal and been root filled. Smartbleach® KTP will whiten a tooth that has been damaged or a tooth that has darkened because the nerve has been removed.

     

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David Cox Dental and their team of highly qualified Dentists have brought the best dental treatments and dentistry technologies to their patients for almost 25 years. The Milton Practice dentists serve Paddington, Rosalie, Milton, Auchenflower, Bardon, Toowong, Red Hill, Kelvin Grove and surrounding suburbs and the Biloela practice dentists serve Biloela and the Callide Valley.