Finding the Right Teeth Whitening System for You

Jul 12th, 2010
Easton Dentists Mar 1st, 2017

What are you looking for when it comes to teeth whitening? Do you want the popular laser teeth whitening? Or do you want whiter teeth in one hour?  Over the past couple of years, we have seen a boom in the teeth whitening market.  In fact, teeth whitening is so popular that people commonly refer to well-known teeth whitening systems like Zoom or Britesmile as laser teeth whitening. 


This is actually inaccurate – both systems actually fall into a category called light activated tooth whitening as there is no actual laser that whitens the teeth. Both systems work very well, so why is one system better than another? 


Britesmile was the biggest player in the market when they first hit the market and they spent millions of marketing dollars to build audience recognition through many sources of media.  Many dentists jumped on board and were certified to offer this incredible whitening system. Soon after a company called Discus Dental started to become well known with their competitive system called Zoom, which became very popular due to its exposure on hit TV shows like “Extreme Makeover” and “the Swan.” 


Because Britesmile and Zoom both work well, how do you determine which to use for your whitening session?  Individual dentists set the price they charge for teeth whitening sessions. What determines the difference in pricing are whether or not they include take home whitening kits for touch ups, whether they require a paid first visit to assess your teeth, and how many uses of carbamide peroxide gel are included with the take home kits. 


Teeth whitening is a relatively simple procedure that is performed by the practice’s hygienist, who is certified in administering the system.  Whether you’re seeking laser teeth whitening or  light activated tooth whitening, your dentist can help determine the best system to give you a dazzling smile.