Many people try to whiten their teeth through a variety of means and often end up spending a lot of money on whitening strips at the grocery store. However, these strips can be cumbersome, time-consuming, and nothing is quite as effective as any of the professional methods, which also last longer. A few of the common teeth whitening options are Zoom! Whitening, BriteSmile, and Lumineers. Read on to find out more about these whitening options:
- Zoom! Whitening: This tooth whitening option takes approximately an hour to work and whitens an average of eight shades. It uses a 25% hydrogen peroxide gel stimulated by the halide Zoom! lamp, which helps to speed up the whitening process. The Zoom! Whitening Treatment lasts one to two years, depending on your dental habits.
- BriteSmile: BriteSmile involves a technique similar to the Zoom! Whitening process, but has a 15.6% hydrogen peroxide whitening solution and a blue wavelength light. This process also takes about an hour and lasts one to two years. BriteSmile is very gentle on teeth, and the lamp is proven to be safe for gums and other soft tissues.
- Lumineers: Lumineers are a more permanent solution and are effective on even severely discolored and stained teeth. When you get Lumineers at the cosmetic dentist’s office, the attachment process is similar to that of traditional veneers, only less invasive to your teeth. Another perk of Lumineers is that they can also correct chipped or slightly misaligned teeth to provide the glamorous smile that you’ve always wanted.
Dr. Kenn Kakosian, DDS has been in the dental field for 24 years and offers all of these whitening options at his practice. To learn more or to schedule a consultation appointment, contact us by calling (888) 775-8116 or visit our website.