Teeth whitening methods
There are two popular teeth whitening options available through your dentist. The first, in-office teeth whitening, produces a significant color change in your teeth in a short amount of time, usually within an hour. The procedure is done at the dentist's office by applying a high-concentration peroxide gel on the teeth after they have been protected with a special shield. In addition, we use the Zoom system, where the gel is activated by use of special light.
The second method, involves the use of take home whitening kits. These whitening kits are purchased from your doctor for use at home. The strength of the gel used in these kits is lower than that used for in-office bleaching, and thus the gel can be applied for longer periods of time. Usually the trays are worn a couple hours a day or overnight for a few days or weeks depending on the product.
Most popular method involves the combination of both, in office Zoom Whitening Treatment complimented with take home custom tray for future touch up's.
Its best to consult Dr. Chae to understand which whitening option is best for you.