Philips Zoom! Whitening can make your teeth up to 8 shades whiter in about an hour.
Teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile. Our in-office treatments give you immediate results, while our take-home treatments give you professional whitening in the comfort of your own home. Since teeth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate the need for replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.
Teeth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up may be needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.
Reasons for teeth whitening:
Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
Yellow, brown stained teeth.
What does teeth whitening involve?
If you choose ZOOM! in-office, your treatment starts with your dentist checking your current shade, so you can both see the dramatic difference after your treatment is complete. A dental team member preps your mouth for whitening and applies a layer of advanced whitening gel to your teeth. To speed up the whitening process, they’ll shine our WhiteSpeed blue LED lamp onto your teeth. This accelerates the whitening, plus the lamp’s variable settings ensure you’ll get a comfortable experience. This is repeated three times - and is completed in just 45 minutes! Once you’ve reached your desired shade, your dentist will apply our post-treatment gel to help protect enamel and reduce sensitivity. Before you leave your dentist’s office, you’ll receive customized whitening trays and a take home whitening kit, which is included in the price of your treatment. This way, you can top-up the brightness of your smile whenever you want to.
ZOOM! at-home whitening kits are a safe and convenient way to get your smile noticeably whiter in one to two weeks. You'll get professional, affordable results with little to no sensitivity. You apply our take-home whitening kits yourself, meaning you can get whiter teeth when and where you want. To ensure you have a safe and comfortable experience, all our tooth whitening treatments start with a consultation with a dental team member who will help determine the best whitening kit for your teeth, and answer any questions you may have. Then you’ll be fully armed with the knowledge to safely and effectively whiten your smile at home. It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching.
You will receive care instructions for your teeth and trays, and be encouraged to visit your dentist regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.