There are generally considered to be three teeth whitening options available today. The options rely heavily on your specific conditions and your preferences of treatments. Dr.Salimi can help you make the best determination and discuss which options will fit your goals and budget. The choices include: in-surgery whitening, take-home kits or the combination of the two.
Zoom whitening is an in-office bleaching process that is widely known for its ability to quickly brighten teeth because of effects of discoloration. The complete procedure takes about one hour, but a preliminary evaluation and teeth cleaning is recommended prior to the treatment. Just as in a more common in-office whitening procedure, the lips and gums are safely covered. Then the dentist will apply the patented Zoom hydrogen peroxide whitening gel. The difference with Zoom is that its technique incorporates a special light that penetrates the teeth to break up stains and discoloration. During the process the patient is free to relax, watch TV, or listen to music.
Take-home kits offer the convenience of at your leisure teeth whitening and provide professional results. The kits incorporate lower-concentrate peroxide gels that are applied in custom made trays and worn in the mouth over night or for a select time period during the day.
Combination of both
If you want to maximize the result, the combination method is the best option.
Because bleaching is not a permanent treatment and its effect may last from about a year to a maximum of three years. With a few precautions on your part and regular touch ups with the home-kit, you may be able to maintain an everlasting white smile!