Dr. Eric Linden, DMD, MSD

595 Chestnut Ridge Road, Suite 7 Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey 07677

(201) 307-0339

Monday 8:30AM–5PM
Tuesday 9:30AM–6PM
Wednesday Closed

Thursday 8:30AM–5PM
Friday 8:30AM–4:30PM
Saturday & Sunday Closed

Can laser teeth whitening damage teeth or gums?

Q: Can laser teeth whitening do any damage at all to my teeth or gums? I’d really like to have whiter teeth, and am trying to weigh the pros and cons of different methods. One thing I’d like to know is if there’s any possibility of permanent damage being done.

A: If you are considering whitening with a laser, find out what kind of laser and the wavelength the doctor will be using. Not all lasers are the same. Some target sensitive tissues if not used correctly. Please also make sure you don’t have any gum disease or gum recession, perhaps seeing a laser trained periodontist before any treatment.

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