Not All Whitening Systems Are Created Equal
Most over-the-counter whitening systems are one-size-fits-all affairs. They have to be, to fit as many people as possible. Thankfully we have some of the best whitening products tailored to your needs, with custom-fitted trays for at-home treatments or just the right light intensity and duration in our office.
The system I’d like to focus on in this blog post is the family of Zoom! treatments. Over 10 million patients have had their smiles brightened by a Zoom treatment. We understand that patients have different needs when it comes to whitening—that’s why we offer three different Zoom products:
The quickest, easiest way to effectively whiten your teeth is our in-office treatment with Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed. Zoom WhiteSpeed is the only in-office system that has a variable intensity setting so each treatment can be customized to maximize patient comfort. The system also includes desensitizers to help minimize sensitivity and protect your enamel. This supervised, in-office procedure is safe, effective and clinically proven to whiten up to eight shades—for a brighter, whiter smile in just one office visit.
Whitening at Home
Philips Zoom DayWhite and NiteWhite offer superior at-home whitening for a visibly whiter smile in one day and your whitest healthiest smile in seven to fourteen days. They are the only at-home whitening products to contain amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP), which is clinically proven to reduce sensitivity, protect enamel and help improve the luster and smoothness of the teeth.
Zoom at-home whitening products are completely customizable. We’ll create a custom tray made just for you and can tailor the formula concentration and wear times to your sensitivity and lifestyle.
To ensure your smile stays bright and white between treatments, we offer the Zoom Whitening Pen. With only two applications per day, this proprietary formula will help you maintain your white smile.
For continued stain removal and your healthiest teeth and gums, look for a power toothbrush like Sonicare DiamondClean or HealthyWhite. They’re proven to whiten teeth and remove plaque better than manual brushes.
Even if you are familiar with whitening procedures, you still may have questions:
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 causes teeth to discolor?
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 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.
Are there any side effects?
The most common side effect is tooth and gum sensitivity. A 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.
How long will my Zoom whitening results 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 discolored again. Maintenance whitening can help combat recurring discoloration. Only Zoom at-home whitening products include ACP, which has been shown to help reduce whitening fade-back.