Zoom Teeth Whitening in 4 Easy Steps
- The procedure begins with a short preparation to cover your gums, lips and the skin around your lips, leaving only your teeth exposed to the laser light.
- The dentist will apply the Zoom whitening gel which is specifically formulated to work with the Zoom Teeth Whitening laser light. The gel and the light work together to gently penetrate the top surface layers of your teeth to remove stains and discolouration.
- The gel will be applied for three or four fifteen minute sessions for a total time of 45 – 60 minutes, removing and cleaning your teeth after each 15 minute cycle. This extra step allows our dentist to closely monitor your colour.
- Once the three – four sessions have been completed, your teeth will be cleaned and you will go home with a brighter, whiter smile, in just one visit.
How it works?
As the pores of teeth enamel holding stains, many people experience discolouring or undesirable shades in their teeth. The dentist will protect your lips and gums with special covering and a unique hydrogen peroxide whitening gel. A light is used to activate the whitening treatment where hydrogen peroxide breaks down the molecular bonds making up stains on and in your teeth and allowing you to achieve upto 6 shades whiter teeth at the end of your session. 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% compared to other LED lamps. Following the treatment the dentist will explain the aftercare to ensure long lasting results. Some of patients might experience short term sensitivity after the treatment which is completely normal and your dentist will provide options on how discomfort can be minimised.
A white smile is a healthy smile?
With Philips Zoom a whiter smile is also a healthier smile. The products for in-office whitening and Zoom at-home formulas are the only whitening treatments to utilize ACP (amorphous calcium phosphate), which is clinically proven to reduce sensitivity, protect enamel and improve the lustre and smoothness of your teeth*. *in vitro
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.
Whitening treatments help to reduce existing stains, but through consumption of coffee, soft drinks or just through natural ageing, your teeth may eventually become discoloured again. Only Philips Zoom at-home whitening products include ACP, which has been shown to help reduce whitening fade-back.
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.
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. Philips Zoom at-home whitening products have two mild desensitising agents to minimise tooth sensitivity.
How long before you see the results?
With Philips Zoom Chair-side procedure (done at the practice) you can achieve up to 6 shades whiter in 1 hour! With Philips Zoom! Take-home kits the results are not as instant, but you will still have visibly whiter teeth in 3 days and fantastic results after 2 weeks.
Does whitening hurt?
Everyone responds differently to whitening, and sensitivity is sometimes a side effect of whitening treatments. Ask your dental professional about using a sensitivity toothpaste before and after your treatments.
Am I a good candidate for the procedure ?
Teeth whitening is best suited for patients with healthy teeth and gums. Before the treatment our dentist will examine your dental condition, advice if you are suitable for this treatment and suggest the best options to get brighter teeth. Patients who have yellow tones to their teeth seem to respond the best for this method.
However, teeth whitening wont be effective or wont be suitable if
- Patient is pregnant or breastfeeding
- Candidate is child below 16years of age
- Patients suffer from have teeth sensitivity or are allergic to bleaching agents like peroxide
- Patients have dental work such as crown, fillings, Implant, bridges, etc.
- Patient have other dental condition like tooth decay, gum disease, etc.