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Dr. Marashi explains that teeth whitening products typically involve a peroxide gel that’s applied to the surface of the teeth, whether it’s delivered via a foil, a strip, or a custom-molded tooth tray. The peroxide gel soaks into the tooth, dissolving internal discolorations. “Think of it as applying bleach to a cranberry stain on white fabric,” he says. Of the two whitening systems, Smile Direct Club has some cheaper package offerings. On the lower end, Smile Direct Club’s Premium Teeth Whitening Kit with LED Light costs around $40, while the Snow At Home Teeth Whitening Kit costs around $149 (with a cheaper subscribe & save option). ?? Form: As for the best teeth whitener form,"I recommend whitening strips and use them personally," Dr. Huang says. "Since the strip wraps around the teeth, the whitening solution has constant contact with teeth, and they’re the easiest to keep in the mouth for the prescribed amount of time." (See below for a list and description of of teeth whitener forms.)
Zoom Teeth Whitening is a treatment dentists offer through several short, in-office treatments or one 1.5-2 hour appointment. The process can lift up to eight shades of tooth discoloration in one visit, significantly brightening teeth without giving them an artificial appearance. Yes, we recommend getting your teeth cleaned by our hygienist before getting your teeth whitened. This will make sure that issues with plaque and tartar are addressed and not affect the results of your teeth whitening treatment. Using the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp that accelerates the bleaching process, the special UV light activates the powerful Zoom whitening gel containing 25 percent hydrogen peroxide. (We take great care to make sure your eyes, lips and gums are completely covered and protected throughout the procedure.)
Most systems involve multiple applications of the gel throughout the whitening session. The dentist will rinse off the gel and reapply a fresh coat as many times as necessary within the space of about 40 minutes. Once complete, the whitening procedure can achieve four to six shades of whitening after only one session. Some patients experience tooth or gum sensitivity after whitening, but this usually goes away within a day or two. You can also get prescription bleaching trays to use at home under the direction of your dentist. These will often have a lower concentration of bleach than the in-office procedure uses but a higher concentration than drugstore options. 1125 S University Dr No treatment can whiten teeth overnight, but some options are faster than others. Natural or over-the-counter treatment may take longer than treatments at the dentist’s office. Even in the latter case, whitening is likely to require several treatment sessions of several hours each.