Christopher Omeltschenko, D.D.S.
6560 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45239

Teeth Whitening

Brighten your smile today!

The fastest way to boost your smile is to whiten your teeth.  In just a short amount of time, for a minimal amount of money, you can have dramatic results that are sure to be noticed!

Trying to find the best whitening products for our patients has been an exhaustive search for Dr. Omeltschenko.  Through trial and error he has found what has worked best for our Cincinnati dental patients and offers several different choices.

In Office Zoom Whitening

This in office procedure has been seen on many television makeover shows, including ABC’s “Extreme Makeover.”  On average it gets teeth 8 shades whiter in one office visit.  It is accompanied by take-home trays and whitening gel to help continue the whitening process.

Zoom Whitening FAQs are answered at the bottom of this page.

Take Home Turbo Whitening

This is a take home system that on average gets teeth 6 shades whiter when worn for 4 hours overnight for 3 nights in a row.

Take Home Nite White/Day White

This is a take home system that on average gets teeth 6 shades whiter when worn for about an hour a day for 2 weeks.

 

Zoom Whitening FAQs

What is Zoom Whitening?

Zoom whitening is a bleaching process that, utilizing a light-activated whitening gel, lightens areas of discoloration of enamel and dentin.  Enamel is the hard, white covering of a tooth and dentin is the middle layer of a tooth that surrounds the pulp.  Zoom is performed in a dental office and takes approximately one hour to complete.  The hour begins with a preparation period, where the dentists and staff prep the teeth for the procedure, and is followed by as little as 45 minutes of bleaching.

How does Zoom Whitening work?

The active ingredient in the Zoom gel is Hydrogen Peroxide.  The gel is placed on your teeth and the Zoom light is directed at the teeth.  The light activates the gel, causing the hydrogen peroxide to break down and oxygen to enter the enamel and dentin.  This process bleaches the colored substances of the enamel and dentin but leaves the structure of the tooth unchanged.  In a study, the Zoom light was shown to increase the effectiveness of the Zoom gel by 26%.

What will I experience during the procedure?

Every effort to make you comfortable during the procedure will be made.  A retractor will be used to pull your lips away from your teeth so the light can reach all of your teeth.  You will wear protective eye goggles to shield you from the light.  We encourage patients to watch television or listen to music during the procedure to pass the time.  Individuals with a strong gag reflex or anxiety may have difficulty undergoing the entire procedure.

After the procedure you can expect for your lips to feel “tired” from being held open and for your mouth to feel dry.

Are there any side effects?

The main side effect we hear from patients is sensitive teeth, but this always goes away.  The Zoom light generates minimal heat, which can also be a source of discomfort.  Sometimes minor tingling sensations are reported immediately after the procedure, but always dissipate.  Using an anti-sensitivity toothpaste before and after treatment is recommended.