Teeth become discoloured by age, tobacco stains, eating certain foods, medications and beverages.
Bleaching teeth lightens discolouration and remove stains and of the enamel and dentin.
Zoom! Teeth whitening
First impressions are really important and your smile has a big part to play. Zoom teeth whitening can help you smile with confidence.
Philips Zoom! Has been seen on Extreme Makeover, Ten Years Younger, The Today Show, Entertainment Tonight, America’s Next Top Model and more!
`Why is Zoom! better than other whitening methods?
- Immediate results
- Long lasting
- Less Fade back
- Safe and comfortable
- Performed by a dental professional
- Proven to whiten teeth up to 6 shades lighter in just 1hour
- Protects the enamel
How it works
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%
Philips Zoom uses light activated technology for better results. Clinically proven to whiten teeth up to 6 shades in one hour, our LED technology is 40% more effective than non-light activated systems.
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. As with any tooth whitening product, Zoom! is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.
Are there any side effects?
The most common side effect is tooth and gum 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. Others may have discomfort in the gums, a sore throat or white patches on the gum line. These symptoms are usually temporary and should disappear within a few days of the treatment finishing.
If any of these side effects continue you should go to your dentist.
How long will my teeth stay whiter?
The effects of whitening are thought to last up to three years. However, this will vary from person to person. The effect is less likely to last as long if you smoke, or eat or drink products that can stain your teeth. Ask your dentist for their opinion before you start the treatment.
How long does home whitening take?
The total length of the home bleaching treatment can vary depending on how discoloured your teeth are and the shade you want to get to. It can usually be finished within two to four weeks. First, you will need up to four visits to the dentist. Your dentist will need to make a thin mouth guard and will take impressions for this at the first appointment. Once your dentist has started the treatment, you will need to continue the treatment at home. This means regularly applying the whitening product over two to four weeks, for 30 minutes to one hour at a time. The dentist will discuss with you exactly how long you should keep the tray in your mouth. It is important to follow the instructions that you are given to get the best result.
When might tooth whitening not work?
Tooth whitening can only lighten your existing tooth colour. Also it only works on natural teeth. It will not work on any types of ‘false’ teeth such as dentures, crowns and veneers.
How can I look after my teeth once they have been whitened?
Many people find that their teeth and gums feel cleaner after they have been whitened. The whitening treatment was first used as a treatment to help heal gums, so this is an added benefit.
You can help to keep your teeth white by cutting down on the amount of food and drink you have that can stain your teeth. Don’t forget, stopping smoking can also help prevent discolouration and staining.
We recommend the following tips to care for your teeth:
- Brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
- Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks.
- Visit your dentist regularly, as often as they recommend.
‘Incidence of tooth sensitivity after home tooth whitening’ by Jorgensen and Carroll Published in JADA p 1076 – 1082 (August 2002).
Information from BDHF and from Philips ZOOM!