Dull, discolored, and stained teeth not only affect a person’s smile, but also their confidence and self-esteem. The whiteness of teeth can be restored by San Diego, CA cosmetic dentists, Dr. Langenbach and Dr. Thomas. At their practice, the dentists use safe and highly effective treatments like Philips ZOOM! and Opalescence Boost to achieve whiter, more beautiful teeth. ZOOM! uses a hydrogen peroxide gel and a chair side lamp to whiten teeth, while Opalescence Boost uses a more powerful hydrogen peroxide gel to achieve whitening without the need of a light source. Both treatments take less than an hour to make teeth several shades whiter.

“This was a very positive experience. The outcome is better than expected and much better results than if you do it yourself.”

– A. / Demandforce / Apr 20, 2011


Philips ZOOM! White Speed is an in-office laser treatment that uses a laser to activate a specially-formulated whitening gel. The gums are first protected from the gel with a special barrier. Then, the whitening gel is then applied to the teeth and the laser to breaks down the stains that have diminished teeth’s whiteness. The entire process takes around 45 minutes and patients immediately notice that their teeth are several shades whiter after just one treatment. Subsequent treatments could be needed to maintain whiteness.


Compared to over-the-counter whitening products and professional home whitening treatments, the results of laser treatments last the longest at 3 – 4 years. In some cases, results can last more than 5 years. Patients should follow a good home health oral care routine, including brushing at least twice a day, flossing, and using mouthwash. Additionally, patients should continue to visit their dentist twice a year for a professional dental cleaning and tooth polishing.


For in-office lasers, the price could be between $500 – $1,000 when performed by a reputable dentist. While the cost is higher than at home treatments, laser teeth whitening produces better results, lasts longer, and works faster.


Anyone who looks in the mirror or at pictures of themselves and notices a duller, more yellow smile than they would like, is a candidate for laser teeth whitening. You can schedule a consultation with the dentist to discuss your options and develop your teeth whitening plan for a brighter, more confident smile.