Teeth Whitening: What Are Your Options?

To achieve your whiter smile faster, at New Millennium Dental, we offer you a full range of professional tooth whitening options based on your needs and your lifestyle.

Professional tooth whitening is safe, reliable and hassle-free. It is used by millions of people worldwide. Professional tooth whitening can be done in the privacy of your own home or in our dental clinic.

Chairside procedures are typically up to 60 minutes in duration, when the teeth are whitened by our dentist or hygienist. Take home kits can be custom-made to allow tooth whitening in the privacy of your home.

At New Millennium Dental, we use Phillips Zoom & KÖR Whitening for in-house procedures. Both are uniquely formulated products designed to achieve the best possible whitening result for different types of staining.

In Chair Teeth Whitening with Phillips Zoom (60 minutes)

Light activated professional whitening system, Phillips Zoom, uses a proprietary LED light for better whitening results. Clinically proven to whiten teeth up to 8 shades in 60 minutes, Phillips Zoom is the most widely used professional tooth whitening system in the world.

Gums are protected by the isolation barrier & the patented LED light accelerator activates a unique whitening formulation to achieve faster results. This type of professional tooth whitening may cause some sensitivity, which is commonly completely resolved within a day or two.

In Chair Teeth Whitening with KÖR (60 minutes)

Unlike Phillips Zoom and most other chairside whitening systems, KÖR Whitening does not require laser or a light source. Instead, it utilizes a Tri-Barrel™ Hydremide® Peroxide formulation and whitening gel delivery system. For the first time ever, even super-resistant stains, like tetracycline and fluorosis, can be flooded with the concentrations of bleaching factors necessary to ensure that the vast majority of patients obtain truly white teeth.

The proprietary tri-barrel system keeps KÖR's Hydremide Peroxide chemistry fully isolated until immediately prior to use. This permits the addition of more ingredients, creating a more sophisticated, exceptionally effective formula. Teeth with tetracycline and fluorosis staining often require both in-house whitening & take home kits.

In Chair Teeth Whitening with Phillips QuickPro

Another Phillips Zoom product, QuickPro, is the first dual-layer whitening varnish technology that can become part of any dental visit. It is made up of 20% hydrogen peroxide and only takes 5 minutes to apply. The patient typically brushes this thin film off in 30 minutes.

QuickPro Whitening is a gentle form of tooth whitening which removes superficial staining only. It is a convenient solution for people with sensitive teeth wanting to brighten up their smile. No light activation is required with this option.

Take Home Tooth Whitening Kits

Take Home Whitening Kits are typically made up of multiple syringes of tooth whitening agent and customized bleach trays. Bleach trays are made by our laboratory and used by patients at home, filled with tooth whitening solution, in spare time, either overnight or for 10-15 minutes each day. The take home kits offer patients more flexibility & eliminate the need to spend time in the dental chair. They put the patient in control of their own whitening & allow patient to continue with the treatment until he / she is happy with the result.

Take home kits potentially cause less post-operative sensitivity as the duration of each application is regulated by the patient himself. Wearing bleach trays for shorter periods of time at a time will reduce sensitivity significantly. At New Millennium Dental, we recommend starting with 5 minute applications for people with sensitive teeth & gradually increasing to 10-15 minutes for people with little or no sensitivity.

Phillips Zoom Teeth Whitening (DayWhite & NiteWhite)

Phillips Zoom (DayWhite & NiteWhite) is the only professional tooth whitening system available that contains ACP, amorphous calcium phosphate. As it whitens, this unique formula delivers enamel protection, reduces sensitivity and helps improve luster.

In addition to ACP, Phillips Zoom take home system contains one of the two most common whitening ingredients, hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide is highly potent for a short period of time and is best for patients who want short wear time allowed by Zoom DayWhite.

At NMD, patients who prefer to wear their trays overnight are recommended NiteWhite, which contains carbamide peroxide. Urea, added to hydrogen peroxide in carbamide peroxide, extends the effectiveness of peroxide over a longer period of time, making it ideal for overnight application.

Whitening with Phillips Zoom means stronger teeth, greater comfort and better results for our patients.