The gum tissues are covered to protect them from being irritated by a higher concentration of the bleaching material. The bleach is then activated by a high intensity light or a laser to accelerate the process. This method is usually repeated at separate appointments and is considerably more expensive than the at-home method. Most patients require a touch-up after one to five years, depending on the patient’s habits and desires. At-home touch up kits are also available for periodic touch-up that can keep the smile bright.zoomFor the patients requesting (or needing!) fast deep lightening, we now offer Zoom same-day whitening. Zoom was made famous on the show Extreme Makeover. In just one hour, your teeth are whitened with a power light and solution. This is truly power bleaching and power whitening!
In some cases due to the patients preferences, light sensitivity, and sensitivity alternative chair chemical activated power bleaches are instead of Zoom. Ask us about your choices!