Zoom teeth whitening is performed in our office and gives you dramatic results in just one hour. During the procedure, a safe and highly effective whitening gel will be applied to your teeth. A strong light will then be directed at the teeth, activating the gel and intensifying the whitening effect. After the Zoom treatment, your teeth can be up to ten shades whiter!
How safe is teeth whitening?
Countless clinical studies attest to what we have seen for ourselves in the field for years: carbamide or hydrogen peroxide teeth whitening is very safe. This is all the more true when done under supervision.
Are there any side effects?
Teeth can be sensitive after teeth whitening, though not in all patients. That’s why we recommend doing it under the supervision of your dentist, who can ensure you are a good candidate. Your dentist is also trained to determine formula concentration that’s right for you.
How does an over the counter whitener differ from the Philips Zoom?
The Philips Zoom contains potassium nitrate and Amorphous Calcium Phosphate (ACP), and can be customized to suit your individual needs. Put simply, OTC solutions cannot be adjusted in this tailor made manner. There is further customization in the intensity of the light applied to your teeth during your in-office visit.
For how long can I expect my Zoom whitening to be effective?
You will see instant results with the Zoom whitener. However, continuing to consume the same products that created the initial stains may eventually result in the return of discoloration. As such, it’s best to avoid dark coffee and soft drinks. Continuing to use Zoom whitening products at home can help reduce the rate of re-staining.
Why are my teeth discolored?
Many dark-colored foods like coffee, red wine, tea, fruits and berries can easily stain teeth, which become all the more susceptible with age. Trauma can also be a cause, as can smoking and some medications.
How long will it take before I start to see results?
You will see results with the Philips Zoom within one day. In fact, if you go for the in-office option, you can see results in as little as forty-five minutes! While at-home application won’t be quite as quick, you should see the same improvement within one to two weeks.