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Teeth whitening technology has undergone various improvements and developments throughout the years, with current popular methods listed below:
1) Zoom Whitening - This teeth whitening procedure is performed in a cosmetic dental office by a certifies team member . It requires the application of whitening gel containing a high concentration of a derivative of hydrogen peroxide such as Carbamide proxide. The gel works together with a Whitespeed light to loosen up stains deep within the pores of teeth. Excellent results can be seen in just an hour session.
2) Professionally Prescribed Whitening - The take-home dental kit is prescribed by a dentist as a maintenance regimen after a Zoom Whitening procedure.
3) Professionally Designed Teeth Whitening Molds - This includes teeth whitening gels with dental molds developed to fit each patient's teeth. It is prescribed by a dentist for regular teeth whitening procedures. The procedure is time consuming, messy and it takes a longer time to see good results
4) Over the Counter (OTC) Products - These products include whitening pens, strips and toothpaste. Results of teeth whitening from OTC products do not produce very white teeth and take a very long time to see results.
In Ladera Ranch, Dr Marzvaan performs a thorough dental exam prior to the teeth whitening process to determine whether or not it will be beneficial for the patient. This is based on the health and present condition of the patient's teeth, gums and habits, age etc.. Depending on other dental treatments necessary, the Ladera Ranch cosmetic dentist may recommend delaying Zoom Whitening until the patient has undergone other procedures such as dental cleaning, bonding , porcelain veneers, periodontal treatment, laser gum treatment , bonded fillings to remove diseased tooth or gum tissue.
The actual Zoom Whitening process takes only an hour, during which all areas of lips and gums have been covered. A Zoom Whitening gel containing peroxide is applied onto the exposed teeth. The gel, combined with a special light, penetrates deep into teeth pores to loosen stains and restore its natural whites. This process is repeated at 15 to 20 minute intervals while patients relax by watching TV, listening to music or simply fall asleep. Afterwards, patients awake to beautiful white smiles for the world to see.
Dr. Marzvaan has over 20 years of experience as a cosmetic dentist serving patients from Ladera Ranch, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Coto de Caza, Dove Canyon, Laguna Niguel and throughout Orange County, California. Contact the Orange County Cosmetic Dentist office at 1-888-599-1703 for an appointment and find out about our