Volume: 2011 | Number: 1
ISSN (print): 1855-9913 | ISSN (web): 1855-9921
TouchWhite™ Er:YAG Laser-Assisted Tooth Whitening (Summary)
Er:YAG lasers are very popular in dentistry, especially because of their efficacy and safety in removing hard dental tissue. With a wavelength that has the highest absorption in water among all lasers, Er:YAG lasers are the ideal candidate for laser-assisted teeth whitening procedures, since the increased temperature from the absorption of laser light in the bleaching gel is the main bleaching mechanism.