TouchWhite™ Laser Assisted Tooth Whitening
Fotona’s patented TouchWhite™ Tooth Whitening procedure is the fastest, most gentle and minimally invasive laser-assisted tooth whitening treatment available, utilizing the unique wavelength characteristics of Er:YAG dental lasers.
A New Approach to Laser Tooth Whitening
The TouchWhite™ tooth whitening process makes use of the fact that the Er:YAG laser wavelength has an absorption peak in water, which is the major component of dental bleaching gels. Due to its high absorption in water, the Er:YAG laser beam is fully absorbed in the gel and does not penetrate to the hard tissue or the pulp, as is the case with other laser-assisted whitening methods.
Fast, Effective and Minimally Invasive Treatments
Since the Er:YAG wavelength is fully absorbed in the gel, there is no direct heating of the underlying tooth. Diode and other laser wavelengths, on the other hand, are not fully absorbed in bleaching gels (even those with special additives), and the transmitted light directly heats up the whole tooth. The TouchWhite™ technique utilizes the laser's energy far more effectively, with minimal thermal impact on the tooth, and the gel can be heated to higher temperatures without compromising the safety of the tooth or pulp.
As a consequence, the TouchWhite™ procedure can be performed significantly faster, with whitening speeds increased by 5–10 times.
TouchWhite™ Tooth Whitening treatments can be performed with the following Fotona laser systems:
LightWalker – a uniquely capable system offering the power of the industry's highest performance Er:YAG and Nd:YAG dental lasers for expanded dual-wavelength treatment options, including the proprietary TwinLigh® Endodontic and Periodontal Treatments. The top-of-the-line LightWalker AT model features the ultimate in convenience and ergonomic comfort, and is the only dental laser system on the market that includes built-in scanner-ready technology.
Fotona’s new line of LightWalker dental lasers are designed for high-speed cavity preparations (usually without anesthetic), virtually all soft-tissue surgical procedures, as well as minimally invasive endodontic and periodontal treatments.
With ultra-fast drilling speeds (outperforming even mechanical burrs) and a broad range of applications from gentle and effective laser tooth whitening to safe and effective laser endodontic and periodontal procedures (that can easily be performed at any dental practice), the new LightWalker lasers have changed many perceptions about laser dentistry. With LightWalker, dental professionals can not only impress their patients with the latest technology, but also dramatically expand their treatment range and income potential.
Handpieces & Accessories
Fotona's specially designed, innovative handpiece technology allows safe, precisely controlled and effective delivery of laser pulses to the treatment area. LightWalker handpieces are made from advanced titanium technology, maximizing their durability and minimizing their weight.
Fotona also offers a Treatment Upgrade Kit for TouchWhite™ tooth whitening treatments, which provides Fotona laser users with the necessary knowledge, accessories and a complete set of tools to confidently and skillfully perform the procedure on their patients.
More information about handpieces and other accessories is available on the product pages (see above links).