In this procedure, a special laser light and a concentrated hydrogen peroxide gel are used; together, they manage to effectively lighten the shade of the teeth, disintegrating all the stains and discoloration that may exist.
The teeth whitening is performed by the dentist and is usually completed in about 1 hour (including teeth preparation and Zoom light application), offering immediate results.
How white can my teeth get during Zoom Teeth Whitening?
Zoom teeth whitening results may vary from patient to patient. For example, teeth that are more stained or discolored will not whiten to the same degree as teeth that were initially light in color. Taking these into consideration, the Zoom technology can lighten up to 8 shades!
How long does the Zoom Teeth Whitening last?
Tooth whitening is not permanent, but it is very long-lasting (from six months to two years). Although tone fading is inevitable, it is possible to slow the process by avoiding certain foods and drinks and quitting smoking.
After in-office teeth whitening, patients can maintain their results by using a professional at-home whitening kit, such as Philips NiteWhite.
Is Zoom Teeth Whitening safe?
Yes. The procedure is performed entirely by certified dentists, who previously do an exhaustive examination on the patient’s mouth to ensure no conditions prevent the treatment from being carried out effectively or compromise the patient’s health.
It is important to mention that these professional whitening products are only available through your dental office.
Am I a candidate for Zoom Teeth Whitening?
Most people are good candidates for this treatment, particularly those with good oral health who want brighter, whiter-looking teeth. However, it is not recommended if there are conditions such as periodontal disease, cavities, or sensitivity; if the patient is pregnant or nursing, or has dental prosthetics that cannot be whitened, such as crowns, veneers, or implants. It is also not recommended for those under 18 years of age.
Does Zoom Teeth Whitening cause sensitivity?
A protective gel is applied before or after the procedure, making 99% of patients experience little or no sensitivity with Philips Zoom. Some patients have experienced a tingling sensation that usually disappears within 24-72 hours. If necessary, the doctor may recommend using a special toothpaste at home after the treatment.
Zoom Teeth Whitening Aftercare: How do I keep my teeth white after the treatment?
To maintain the results of Zoom whitening for longer, your dentist will recommend that you avoid or moderate the consumption of certain foods and drinks that could stain your teeth, such as coffee, red wine, and products that contain tobacco. He will also advise you to maintain an excellent dental hygiene routine and use toothpaste with whitening agents to maintain the treatment results.