Townie® Poll

Do you recommend the use of “bleaching toothpastes” to your patients?

Poll conducted from 5/6/2005 To 6/7/2005

Do you recommend the use of “bleaching toothpastes” to your patients?
1227 total votes
22%
Yes
78%
No
Which type of bleaching do you sell the most?
816 total votes
7%
Crest/Oral-B/Colgate
61%
Office-fabricated trays
28%
In-office bleaching
4%
We do not offer bleaching or bleaching products
What is your approximate fee for tray whitening?
810 total votes
20%
$100-199
31%
$200-299
34%
$300-399
10%
Over $400
4%
We do not offer tray whitening
What is your approximate fee for in-office bleaching?
793 total votes
6%
$200-299
11%
$300-399
19%
$400-499
30%
$500-1,000
1%
Over $1,000
33%
We do not offer bleaching
Which of the following in-office systems do you use?
770 total votes
25%
Discus Zoom Light
7%
Den-Mat Sapphire Plasma Arc Light
6%
Brite Smile
1%
Lumalite LumaArch
2%
Laser
18%
I use a chemically activated in-office bleaching product
9%
Other
30%
We do not offer bleaching
Do you offer bleaching for free or at a discounted rate?
794 total votes
40%
Yes
60%
No
Which of the following take-home bleaching gels do you use most often?
800 total votes
3%
Dentsply Professional Nupro Gold
35%
Ultradent Opalescence
4%
Ultradent Trèswhite
15%
Other
24%
Discus Dental, Inc. Excel3 NiteWhite
9%
Discus Dental, Inc. Day White
1%
Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc. VivaStyle
2%
Life Like Cosmetics
0%
Nu Radiance, Inc. Nu Radiance Forté
5%
Oral-B Rembrandt XTRA-Comfort
4%
Premier Products Co. Perfecta Bravó
0%
Premier Products Co. REV!
How often do you perform additional elective procedures as a direct result of bleaching results?
798 total votes
45%
0-10%
40%
10-30%
11%
30-50%
4%
More than 50% of the time
Which of the following statements most accurately describes your attitude about bleaching?
796 total votes
55%
Bleaching has become a commodity; I would rather focus on the take-home products
45%
Patients want immediate results so in-office bleaching will continue to rise

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