Your smile is the way you greet the world. And while you may have many options for whitening your teeth, your dentist is your best resource for whitening treatments. Only dental professionals have access to the most powerful, professional strength whitening and can ensure your treatment is safe and your results are outstanding.
Why You Should ask Your Dentist About Professional Whitening
- A whiter smile will also be a healthier smile. Your dental professional will know all about the health history of your teeth. So you’ll get a treatment recommendation that accounts for any unique needs you may have, including sensitivity issues or previous dental work such as veneers, fillings or caps.
- You’ll make whiter teeth part of your regular care regimen. You visit your dental professional regularly for cleanings and checkups, so your dental professional can also ensure that your whitening procedures are regularly scheduled. This way, your dentist will know about your expectations for a healthy, white smile and recommend the necessary steps to achieve and maintain it.
- In-office whitening yields faster results. For example, the Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed has been clinically proven to whiten your teeth up to 8 shades in just 45 minutes, not including prep time.
Whitening At Home
You also have the option of using professional-strength whitening products at your convenience — either during the day or night, wherever you are. Talk with your dental professional to customize a whitening treatment based on your individual needs and lifestyle that allows you to whiten your way.
Products such as Philips Zoom DayWhite and NiteWhite utilize high-potency gels with custom-molded trays that offer full coverage of your teeth for superior whitening results. So while you’re whitening on your own time, you still get the benefit of using the most technologically advanced treatments.
Whitening Q and A
- 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. Philips Zoom at-home whitening products have two mild desensitizing agents, potassium nitrate and Amorphous Calcium Phosphate (ACP), to help minimize tooth sensitivity.
- How is Zoom different from OTC products? Over-the-counter whitening products are not customized to your needs. With Philips Zoom, the whitening process is tailored to your needs by your dentist, with custom-fitted trays for at-home treatments or just the right light intensity and duration in the dentist’s office.
- How long will my Zoom 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 Philips Zoom at-home whitening products include ACP, which has been shown to help reduce whitening fade back.
- What causes teeth to discolor? There are many causes of tooth discoloration. Some of the most common include the consumption of 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 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 1 to 2 weeks, depending on concentration of formulation and wear-time you select.