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Learn The Truth About Whitening

Whitening is a cosmetic procedure, performed to make the teeth look whiter and brighter. Depending on your requirements and your dental health, we can best advise what technique, which procedure suits you the best.

With so many different whitening products on the market, it’s easy to get confused. So here are the facts you need to know before you commit.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes. Clinical studies have shown that whitening your teeth with carbamide or hydrogen peroxide under the supervision of a dental professional is safe for teeth and gums.

What are the side effects?

The most common side effect is tooth and gum/teeth sensitivity. Your dentist is your best resource to ensure that you are a good candidate for whitening and that you are using the right concentration of whitening formula. Philips Zoom at-home whitening products have two mild desensitizing agents, potassium nitrate and Amorphous Calcium Phosphate (ACP), to minimise tooth sensitivity.

What’s the difference between over the counter whitening solutions and Philips Zoom?

Over-the-counter whitening products are not customised to your needs. With Philips Zoom, the whitening process is tailored to your needs by your dentist, with custom-fitted trays for at-home treatments or just the right light intensity and duration in the dentist’s office.

How long my Zoom whitening results will last?

Whitening treatments help to reduce existing stains, but through consumption of coffee, soft drinks or just through natural aging, your teeth may eventually become discoloured again. Maintenance whitening can help combat recurring discoloration. Only Philips Zoom at-home whitening products include ACP, which has been shown to help reduce whitening fade-back.

What causes teeth to discolour?

There are many causes to tooth discoloration. Some of the most common include the consumption highly colored foods and drinks (berries, coffee, tea, red wine). Some medications, aging, smoking and trauma can also cause teeth discoloration.

How long does it take?

With Philips Zoom, your teeth will be visibly whiter in one day. With Zoom in-office, you will achieve up to eight shades whiter in 45 minutes. With Zoom at-home, when used as instructed, you will achieve the same great results in one-two weeks, depending on concentration of formulation and wear time you select.

The safest way to whiter teeth

Extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a Philips Zoom trained and accredited dentist not only gives you the whitest teeth, it’s also very safe. Zoom is the only whitening formula that contains relief ACP, which actually gives you greater luster and helps protects enamel. As a result, the Philips Zoom tooth whitening treatment has no adverse effect on existing restorations (fillings or crowns) nor does it rub away, soften, damage or weaken the enamel

Keeping side effects to a minimum

Some people may experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during or after treatment. These symptoms disappear within 1-3 days after completion of the treatment. The temporary sensitivity can be minimal for some while others may find it to be similar to ice-cream sensitivity. Your dental professional will advise you on any side effects and might administer fluoride gel to help minimise any temporary sensitivity.

Up to 8 shades whiter teeth in 1 hour

Philips Zoom uses light activated technology for better teeth whitening results. Clinically proven to whiten teeth up to 8 shades in 1 hour, our LED technology is 40% more effective than non-light activated systems.

Our whitening procedure has been perfected through years of experience to give you the whitest teeth the safest possible way. Your gums are carefully protected with a special covering before your dental professional applies our unique hydrogen peroxide whitening gel. Hydrogen peroxide breaks down the molecular bonds making up stains on and in your teeth. The intense light of the Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed Whitening LED Accelerator shining on the whitening gel makes the process work even faster, improving whitening results by as much as 40%.