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A roundup of your chairside whitening options.
A roundup of your chairside whitening options.
Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed
Featuring a new light, the Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed teeth whitening system is said to whiten teeth up to 8 shades in 45 minutes. Intensity settings allow dentists to make adjustments for patients who may experience sensitivity during whitening. The light source is said to last 50,000 hours and use 41% less energy than previous models. It has improved ergonomics and optics. It is said to be the quickest, easiest way to effectively whiten patients’ teeth in-office. Zoom WhiteSpeed is the only in-office system that has variable intensity settings so each treatment can be customized to maximize patient comfort. The system also includes desensitizers to help minimize sensitivity and protect enamel. This clinician-supervised, in-office procedure is reportedly safe, effective and clinically proven to provide a brighter, whiter smile in just one office visit.
Dr. Gary M. Radz, Denver Colo.
How long have you been using Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed?
I have been using Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed since day one. We have had Zoom bleaching in our office since it was first introduced. My practice has upgraded to every new generation as the product has improved and evolved, and continue to love it more and more! WhiteSpeed is certainly the best system to date. I love it, my assistants love it, and most importantly my patients are thrilled with the results.
Why is it your whitening system of choice?
It’s a well thought out, well researched product that has everything we need in a well-designed package. A lot of thought has gone into the design of the system to maximize patient comfort. And lastly, Philips Zoom is a well-recognized and respected name to the general public. We often have new patients ask for it by name.
Why would you recommend it to a colleague?
It’s a well thought out system that’s comfortable for the patient, provides an excellent result, has excellent name recognition/branding and the kit comes with everything we need to do a good job in an efficient manner.
Philips Zoom Chairside Whitening Kit
Said to be easier to use and offer improved safety, the redesigned Philips Zoom Chairside Whitening Kit reduces the number of steps in the procedure. For use with the company’s Zoom lamps, including the newest WhiteSpeed, it features a new IsoPrep™ retractor, an improved Liquidam™ barrier material and a patient post care and maintenance kit with materials and a case for custom trays. It reportedly makes the procedure 20% to 25% faster.
KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching System
The KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching System is designed to ensure optimal whitening gel performance and effectiveness, and is available in a range of kits including a standard kit, a MAX kit and an ULTRA kit. All three kits feature 2 weeks of at-home whitening immediately followed by one in-office treatment. The MAX kit requires an in-office treatment prior to the at-home use. At-home only whitening kits also are available.
Evolve Dental Technologies
Pola Day and Pola Night
Neutral pHs ensure the full power of the peroxide is released without jeopardizing patient comfort when using Pola Day and Pola Night whitening systems. The blend of soothers and conditioners is said to inhibit plaque formation, and aids in calcium absorption to further reduce sensitivity and ion loss from the enamel. The high water content reduces dehydration of the enamel and decreases patient sensitivity. Pola Day is available in 3%, 7.5% and 9.5% hydrogen peroxide and Pola Night is available in 10%, 16% and 22% carbamide peroxide. Both are available in single syringe refills, 4 syringe kits, 10 syringe kits and 50 syringe kits.
SDI North America Inc.
Supersmile Ultimate Whitening System
The Supersmile Ultimate Whitening System combines the Professional Whitening System with the Professional Whitening Rods for reportedly dramatic whitening results and health benefits to patients’ teeth and gums. The system protects against cavities and helps to re-mineralize enamel. It whitens teeth several shades, strengthens teeth and kills germs.
Venus White Pro
Mint-flavored Venus White Pro tooth whitening gel is now available in a 35% carbamide peroxide formula to provide faster, enhanced whitening and shorter wear times. The gel can be worn in custom trays for up to 30 minutes per day. The two-in-one formula includes potassium nitrate to help decrease sensitivity. Complimentary customizable marketing materials including postcards, patient letters and ad designs also are available.