Medical Q&As

Laser whitening of teeth - safe?

Can you tell me if laser whitening treatment for teeth is safe? A laser clinic is offering a free treatment as part of a special offer and assures me it is safe and risk-free.

Laser whitening involves the application of a laser light to teeth that have been previously covered with a special translucent bleaching gel. It is a relatively new cosmetic dental treatment and I am not really qualified to express an opinion on its effectiveness, side effect profile and long-term safety. However, your dentist may be more familiar with the procedure and should be able to advise you more comprehensively on this matter. I can say however, as a general observation, that there is no such thing as risk free technology.