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 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.
What is the difference between over-the-counter whitening solutions and Zoom?
Over-the-counter whitening products are not customized to your needs. With Zoom, the whitening process is tailored to your needs by our doctors with custom-fitted trays for at-home treatments and/or just the right light intensity and duration in our office.
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.
What causes teeth to discolor?
There are many causes to tooth discoloration. Some of the most common include the consumption of highly colored foods and drinks (ex. 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 to two weeks, depending on the concentration of formulation and the wear time you and your doctors select.