Whitening Q&A

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 make sure you’re a good candidate for whitening and using the right formula. Philips Zoom take-home whitening products have two mild desensitizing agents, potassium nitrate and amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP), to help minimize tooth sensitivity. Patients surveyed experienced little to no sensitivity during the WhiteSpeed treatment.

How is Zoom different? Over-the-counter whitening products are not customised to you. With Philips Zoom, the whitening process is tailored to your needs by your dentist, with custom-fitted trays for take-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 ageing, your teeth may eventually become discoloured again. Maintenance whitening can help combat recurring discolouration. Only Philips Zoom take-home whitening products include ACP, which has been shown to help reduce fade-back.

What causes teeth to discolour? There are many causes of tooth discolouration. Some of the most common include consuming highly coloured foods and drinks (berries, coffee, tea, red wine). Some medications, ageing, smoking and trauma can also cause teeth discolouration.

How long does it take? With Zoom in-office, teeth can be up to eight shades whiter in 45 minutes. With Zoom take-home, when used as instructed, you will achieve great results within one to two weeks, depending on the concentration and wear time your dentist recommends.

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