Transformative Teeth Whitening – Bleaching Options

Professional teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to dramatically transform your smile and take years off your appearance. Torrey Pines Dental Arts provides both Zoom!® chairside and at-home teeth whitening so that residents of La Jolla, Del Mar, and all of San Diego can enjoy the benefits of professional bleaching. We offer teeth whitening as a single procedure or as a complement to porcelain dental veneers, Invisalign®, and other smile makeover treatments. To learn more about attaining the stunning results with whitening shown in our Smile Makeover Gallery, contact Richard L. Sherman, D.D.S., today. Dr. Sherman will be pleased to discuss your options to help you achieve a beautiful, vibrant smile.

Zoom!® Teeth Whitening

Torrey Pines Dental Arts is pleased to offer Zoom!® teeth whitening at our office in La Jolla. The Zoom!® system is unique because, after about 45 minutes of treatment, the results are immediately visible. Zoom!® chairside treatment lightens teeth an average of eight shades, sometimes more, with minimal tooth sensitivity. Most patients who undergo in-office whitening with Zoom!® enjoy long-lasting results.

The Zoom!® Whitening Procedure

The whitening process with Zoom!® teeth whitening at our La Jolla office is relaxing and pain-free. Dr. Sherman begins by covering the lips and gums, leaving only the teeth exposed. Next, he applies the Zoom!® whitening gel to the teeth. He then activates it with the Zoom!® light, which allows the gel to gently penetrate stains on the teeth. He repeats this process two more times, with 15-minute intervals between applications, for a total treatment time of about 45 minutes. You can watch television during the process or just sit back and relax. After treatment with Zoom!®, your teeth will be noticeably brighter; you can leave our office with a dazzling new smile!

At-Home Teeth Whitening

At-home teeth whitening is popular among our patients, from Del Mar, La Jolla, and throughout San Diego, who want to lighten their teeth from the privacy of their own homes, or who do not have 45 minutes to devote to chairside whitening. At-home whitening is also less expensive than Zoom!® chairside whitening. Patients who choose take-home teeth whitening visit our office in La Jolla once to pick up their whitening trays and bleaching gel. The trays fit snugly and hold the gel against the top and bottom teeth. The whitening gel is of a lower concentration than that used in chairside whitening, making it safe, yet effective for home use. Patients simply fill the trays with the whitening gel before bed each night and wear them overnight for about one to two weeks. When applied as directed, the results of at-home whitening are remarkable, lightening the teeth an average of six shades.