Pacific Beach Dentistry logo926 Hornblend Street
San Diego, CA 92109

(858) 273-7900
Joseph M. Snider, DDS
Terri Nguyen Snider, DDS


Teeth Whitening

We offer two different, but equally effective ways to professionally whiten your teeth:

  • An in-office procedure requiring a single dental visit of about one hour.

  • Custom-fit trays used at home over a period of several days to weeks.

Zoom! In-office Whitening

The Zoom! In-Office Whitening System is a revolutionary tooth whitening procedure. It's safe, effective and fast. In just over an hour, your teeth will be dramatically whiter. Zoom! Whitening is ideal for anyone looking for immediate results. The convenience of Zoom! in comparison to days of wearing trays and gradual whitening makes it the perfect choice for the busy individual.

The Zoom! light-activated gel is a scientifically formulated, pH balanced Hydrogen Peroxide that, when activated by the Zoom! light, gently penetrates the teeth to remove deep stains and discoloration. With proper care and an occasional touch-up at home, your whiter smile will sparkle for years.

Tray Whitening

Impressions of your teeth are made in the office during a 10 minute visit. Clear, thin, flexible trays are fabricated to fit directly over your teeth. Opalescence whitening gel is placed into the custom-fit trays and worn for a few hours each evening over a period of several weeks.

Results vary for each individual. Some teeth whiten dramatically in just a few days, while others can take a few months. The majority of people whiten within 2-3 weeks.

Generally, immediately after whitening, the color will rebound slightly and then remain stable for approximately 6 months to several years. It is recommended that you maintain your result with a touch-up every 6 months to 1 year with 1-2 applications.