|We use Zoom! as our preferred office bleaching protocol. Office bleaching like Zoom!, uses highly concentrated gels and usually requires 3-4 sessions to optimally bleach the teeth. Each appointment requires about 1 hour, utilizing various energy sources e.g. intense lights or laser to expedite the process.
However, we have found that by relying 100% on in-office bleaching therapies like Zoom!, the patient has no way to maintain the result. To optimize your teeth whitening results, we have pioneered a gold standard for teeth bleaching and dental whitening which combines the in-office procedure, Zoom! with custom in-home bleaching methods.
This process incorporates one session of office bleaching with Zoom!, which completes about 30% of the tooth whitening process and is followed by taking home a custom bleaching kit to complete the procedure. This technique allows the patient to complete the entire process in a matter of days, is cost effective with ability to continue maintenance.
The gold standard for home bleaching uses custom-made mouth trays only. The benefit of these custom-made dental trays is that it keeps the gel in contact with the teeth the entire time. They are made to fit each individual's mouth. This decreases the likelihood of any bleaching agent either being swallowed or seeping onto and irritating the gum tissue. Weaker gel takes much longer and depending on your sensitivity, it could be an unpleasantly long journey. A qualified dentist is equipped to balance the strength, speed, sensitivity and results to come up with the best solution for you.
For further questions, contact us or read the resource library posted in our Smile Academy and look for an article named “Teeth Whitening and Bleaching Separating the Facts from the Myths for Your Best Experience.
|For more information, contact Dr. Ringer at (714) 974-0313.|