Services

Teeth whitening

A radiant smile for a confident you.

It's the first thing people notice about you - and when you feel good about i, it shows.

Philips Zoom give you the radiant results you want with a variety of professional whitening options to fit your lifestyle. And when it comes to whitening, like with everything having to do with your smile, your dentist is your best resource. That's why only dental professionals have access to the professional-strength whitening of Pilips Zoom.

Get your most confident smile today with the #1 most patient-requested professional whitening brand - Philips Zoom.

Light-activated whitening

Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed uses a proprietary LED light to accelerate the whitening gel chemical reaction. It is a fast and safe procedure powered by innovative technology. After an initial oral exam, the coplete treament takes on office visit. The procedure begins with a short preparation period followed by three 15-minute bleaching sessions, with an optional fourth 15-minute session administered at the discreation of your dental professional.

Proven comfort and results

Thanks to adjustable intensity settings for maximum patient comfort, 99 percent of patients experience little to no sensitivity with Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed.[1] In a clinical study, Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed provided over 50 percent better whitening results than other in office treatments,[2] both immediately following the procedure, a week later and after 30 days.
*1 Data on file, 2012
*2 Compared to Opalescence Boost

What causes yellow teeth?
There are numerous types of teeth stains; some are genetic, environmental or pharmacological in nature. The most common are surface stains on the enamel or beneath the enamel in the dentin. Surface stains are caused by foods, beverages and lifestyle behaviors, like smoking. Over time, surface stains may penetrate the enamel and change the color of the dentin, which darkens the overall appearance of the tooth due to the translucency of the enamel layer. When this occurs, the tooth often appears yellow.

What teeth whitening options are there?
There are many whitening options, from OTC toothpastes, rinses and strips, to professionally supervised solutions such as Philips Zoom in-office and take-home whitening.

How do whitening products remove surface stains?
Certain products may remove surface stains by using abrasion or through a chemical reaction. Whitening toothpastes may contain silica molecules that polish the enamel. Rechargeable toothbrushes such as Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean use the action of the bristles on the tooth surface to remove the stains.

How do whitening products remove stains below the enamel?
Whitening products including hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, which cause a chemical reaction that breaks apart the carbon bonds that create yellow stains. Once the bonds are broken, they no longer reflect a yellow color.

Is teeth whitening safe for my teeth?
As you would with any product you use on your body, be sure to follow the teeth whitening directions carefully. Some whitening products can irritate your gums or cause undue sensitivity if used improperly or too often.
The safest way to whiten your teeth is under the supervision of your dental professional who will assess your overall oral health, the health of your teeth and know the history of your teeth. For example, if your dental professional knows that you are prone to sensitivity, he or she may recommend a gentle formulation to ensure you get the results you are looking for with a treatment that you will enjoy.

How long does my treatment last?
Most whitening services are designed to last for a long period of time, but relapse is not uncommon due to personal behaviors that restain your teeth.

How can I maintain my white teeth after a Philips Zoom treatment?
Your dental professional will give you instructions for care before and after your treatment. There are several options to maintain your white smile, including: Philips Zoom DayWhite Touch-up take-home whitening, Philips Zoom Whitening Pen and Philips Sonicare DiamondClean electric toothbrush.

What to expect

Consultation:

  • Your dental professional will perform an examination to verify you’re an ideal candidate for whitening.
  • After a shade assessment, your dental professional will discuss available whitening options and how to prevent sensitivity.
  • Temporary tooth sensitivity, especially to cold, may occur during or after the whitening procedure. Your dental professional will recommend using Philips Sonicare Fluoridex toothpaste for two weeks before the procedure.
  • If you are a good candidate for whitening, your dental professional will take impressions for your custom fabricated trays.

Day of treatment:

  • Your dental professional will instruct you to take one ibuprofen an hour before procedure.
  • Your procedure starts with an application of vitamin E to your lips. Your gums are covered with a protective barrier and your teeth are coated with Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed in-office whitening gel.
  • The WhiteSpeed lamp will then be positioned near your teeth to accelerate the whitening process.
  • The procedure consists of up to four sessions each lasting 15 minutes. For each session, the whitening gel will be replaced by a new coating.
  • Your dental professional may adjust the lamp should you experience any sensitivity.
    Post-treatment:
  • After the last session you will receive your custom fabricated trays, one DayWhite or NiteWhite take-home whitening gel syringe containing three whitening applications, plus a Relief ACP Oral Care gel syringe to relieve any potential tooth sensitivity.
  • If you consume beverages that stain teeth, such as coffee, tea or wine, or if you are a smoker, brushing with a Philips Sonicare DiamondClean power toothbrush will help reduce surface stains.