Sunday, January 02, 2005

Deep Bleaching Protocol

There has been a great deal of discussion regarding "DEEP BLEACHING".

Here is the protocol:

A Protocol for Deep Bleaching:

1. Appt 1 - make trays (but with VERY specific instructions that do NOT allow leakage of whitening gel)

2. Appt 2 - in-office whitening (50% of manufacturers' recommended time)
- delivery of trays

3. Patient wears trays for 14 nights straight

4. Patient uses whitening toothpaste

5. Appt 3 - Full in-office whitening after etching each tooth for 3 secs
- Sealing of enamel
- Pain RX for 24 hr zingers that will drive them to their knees

Now, you be the judge on whether this is worth charging the patient twice as much and perhaps damage pulp vitality and/or other restorations.

Most dentists charge $1,100 - $1,500 for this procedure.


  1. Anonymous5:17 PM


    I saw the same comments posted by another dentist. This dentist was afraid that deep bleaching may damage to pulp. In your opinion, do Crest White Strips cause any damage to pulp?

    A concerned patient

  2. I haven't seen any studies regarding pulp damage using Crest Strips. Nor have I had any patient complaints.