Tooth Whitening vs. Tooth Bleaching

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Teeth Whitening vs. Bleaching

Tooth Bleaching Los AngelesTeeth whitening is the process of restoring teeth to their natural color; bleaching is the procedure used to whiten teeth beyond their normal luster. In cosmetic dentistry, the terms are generally synonymous. Overall however, the term "teeth whitening" has been adopted as the common term for both procedures.

Zoom! Whitening

At the Los Angeles cosmetic dentistry office of cosmetic dentist Dr. Kevin Sands, Zoom! and an in-home whitening kit are used to achieve and maintain the desired results of a truly brilliant smile. Zoom!'s patented Advanced Power Lamp technology and whitening gel safely whitens your teeth without  laser, heat, UV light or tooth scraping, or damage to skin, gums, and other soft tissues for natural, uniform results.

Despite the popularity of in-office tooth whitening, some still opt for at-home bleaching options purchased over-the-counter. Usually referred to as ‘bleaching kits’, these products are often ineffective at whitening teeth to desired levels.

Disadvantages of Bleaching Kits

  • Most over-the-counter bleaching solutions contains only 10% carbamide peroxide; this solution is too weak to provide fast, noticeable results
  • The trays are not custom fitted, delaying effectiveness and potentially irritating the gums
  • A noticeable change in tooth whitening may be weeks away

Professional Teeth Whitening

  • The bleaching solution is 15-35% hydrogen peroxide for more effective whitening
  • The Zoom! whitening gel is applied directly to the teeth and activated with safe, gentle BlueLight technology
  • Generally, there is no noticeable irritation to the gums. Sensitivity to hot or cold foods may last for a few days following treatment
  • The whitening results are instant, taking only about one hour to transform your smile
  • A professional strength in-home kit can be provided for an even more dazzling smile

If you’re considering whitening your teeth, don’t you owe it to yourself to consult with a professional before making your final decision? The Los Angeles cosmetic dentistry office of Dr. Kevin Sands has helped celebrities achieve show-stopping smiles, and we can help you, too. Please contact our teeth whitening cosmetic dentist Dr. Kevin Sands us today. The initial teeth whitening consultation is free.


414 N. Camden Drive, Suite 940
Beverly Hills, California 90210


414 N. Camden Drive, Suite 940
Beverly Hills, California 90210

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LVI trained cosmetic dentist, Dr. Kevin B. Sands, DDS in Beverly Hills has provided this website for informational purposes only. Please contact our tooth whitening office for more information about teeth whitening. We gladly welcome patients in the Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Santa Monica and Orange County, California area.

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