Take-Home Teeth Whitening
Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with our simple take-home bleaching procedure. The Zoom! Take-Home Whitening System uses a revolutionary patent-pending gel to whiten your teeth an average of six shades in three nights*. And you may go even lighter with additional applications.
For more information about take-home whitening or to schedule a consultation appointment, call our office at 626-307-7196.
What are the details of Zoom! Take-Home Teeth Whitening?
It’s safe, quick, and inexpensive. Just let us know at any appointment if you would like to whiten your teeth. You can lighten only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower, depending on how much you show when you talk and smile.
In only a day or two your custom bleach trays will be ready for you to pick up. We provide you with a special whitening agent that you put into the clear trays that are custom fitted to your teeth. When your teeth reach the desired brightness, only occasional treatment is needed to maintain your new smile. We’ll want to take after photos at your next appointment.
Teeth whitening can be used to correct tooth discoloration. Discolorations can be caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. Using the latest in whitening technology, we can offer a safe method for creating a beautiful brilliant smile. In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be the only choice, but because of the low cost of whitening treatments, bleaching is nearly always worth a solid try.
How is Zoom! Take-Home Teeth Whitening Accomplished?
Key Benefits of Teeth Whitening:
- Corrects brown, yellow and spotted tooth staining
- Works on people of any age
- Is a near-permanent solution for a dull smile, restoring brightness and brings a smile alive
An impression is taken to make a specialized mouthguard or tray to hold the whitening agent against the teeth. The material is used either in the day or night depending on patient preference. The daytime gels can be worn in each tray for 30 minutes to 1 hour while the nighttime gels can be worn overnight. The length of treatment can range from 1 to 2 weeks’ time depending on the level of brightness or “whiteness” is desired. In some cases, the change is nothing short of brilliant. For confidence in appearance, whitening technology allows us to promise improvements in yellowing, aging or stained teeth. For very severely stained teeth, crowns or porcelain veneers may be more appropriate.
Considerations for Teeth Whitening
Over-the-counter whitening agents are available for purchase at drug stores, pharmacies, and at local malls. However, such whitening agents do not work for some patients and it is important for patients to make sure there are no significant dental programs prior to whitening as the bleaching agents used can worsen existing conditions. For instance, whitening treatment is not recommended for individuals with active gum disease. Thus, we recommend that patients visit us for a x-rays, a complete exam, and cleaning prior to having any type of whitening treatment.