What Is Laser Bacterial Reduction?

There are many different methods of bacterial reduction, but laser bacterial reduction is one of the most popular. This process uses high-intensity light to kill off bacteria on the surface of a product. In addition to its role in dentistry, it is often used in food production and manufacturing, as it can help reduce the risk of contamination. In this blog post, we will discuss what laser bacterial reduction is and how it works!

Laser Bacterial Reduction and How It Works

The Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR) procedure destroys the bacteria that cause inflammation and periodontal disease. In other words, merely circling your teeth with the laser may significantly reduce the harmful bacteria that can harm your dental and general health. Within seconds, bacterial counts around an inflamed periodontal pocket can fall from billions to hundreds using this laser technique.

LBR benefits not just your dental health but also your general health. For example, it is a condition in which the gum tissue becomes inflamed and dies. Gum disease can cause tooth decay and gingivitis, as well as other problems such as heart disease, dementia, and diabetes. The current thinking is that microorganisms in the mouth may enter the circulation and cause harm elsewhere in the body.

LBR uses a focused laser in what is known as gum pockets, which may grow with the development of gum disease. These pockets are a tempting entry point for germs to enter your circulation. The laser destroys the harmful bacteria in and around these pockets, protecting you from further damage from gum disease and other health problems.

Different Types of Laser Bacterial Reduction

There are two main types of LBR: pulsed light and continuous wave light. Pulsed light is a type of light that emits short bursts of energy. Continuous wave light is a type of light that emits a steady stream of energy. Both types of light can be effective at reducing bacteria levels.

Benefits of LBR 

One of the benefits of LBR is that it is effective against a wide range of bacteria. This includes both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. LBR is also effective against some viruses and fungi. Another benefit of this process is that it does not leave behind any toxic residues.

Drawbacks of Laser Bacterial Reduction

There are some drawbacks to LBR as well. One of the main drawbacks is that it is a relatively expensive process. Additionally, LBR only works on the surface of a product. It does not penetrate deep into the product like other methods of bacteria reduction.

The Bottom Line

If you are looking for a method of bacteria reduction that is effective and does not leave behind any toxic residues, then laser bacterial reduction may be right for you! However, if you are looking for a cheaper option, many other methods are available. Talk to a professional to find out which way would work best for you!

Interested in laser bacterial reduction services? Contact Hale Wellness Dental Studio today to discuss your needs!