Advancements in Teeth Whitening

October 20, 2015

Teeth Whitening Procedures

Teeth whitening procedures are nothing new to dentistry, but the techniques have improved to accommodate our patient’s busy lifestyles. The technique of at-home whitening is still popular today, but the results can take weeks. The patients are sent home with bleaching trays that are form fit for that specific patient. The patients are instructed on how to fill the trays with the whitening agent and how long to wear the trays, which could be minutes to hours depending on the strength of the agent.

Zoom In-Office Whitening is becoming the new standard for teeth whitening because it’s quick, easy and results are within minutes. Stated from the Consumer Guide to Dentistry website, “The Zoom In-Office tooth whitening procedure uses the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp – said to accelerate the bleaching process – to activate the 25 percent hydrogen peroxide whitening. As the hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin to bleach the stained substances, leaving the structure of the tooth unchanged.”

For patients that are eagerly waiting for that bright white smile, Zoom In-Office Whitening may be just the answer for “I WANT WHITE TEETH AND I WANT THEM NOW!”