Zoom! Teeth whitening lightens the stain and discolouration of tooth enamel. Philips Zoom whitening procedure uses bleach to lighten the tooth enamel and dentin.
What Is Zoom! Teeth Whitening?
Zoom! is a bleaching process that lightens the discolouration of enamel and dentin.
How long does Zoom! chairside whitening take?
The Zoom! Chairside whitening procedure takes less than an hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by 45mins of bleaching. A cleaning is recommended prior to the actual Zoom! whitening session.
Is whitening safe?
Yes. Extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist are safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, Zoom! is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.
Are there any side effects?
Sensitivity during the treatment may occur in some patients. The Zoom! light generates minimal heat which is the usual source of discomfort. On rare occasions, minor tingling sensations are experienced immediately after the procedure but always dissipate.
What causes tooth discolouration?
There are many causes. The most common include ageing and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, colas, tobacco, red wine, etc. During tooth formation consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discolouration.
How does the Zoom! In-office system work?
The Zoom! A light-activated whitening gel’s active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide. As the Hydrogen Peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching coloured substances while the structure of the tooth is unchanged. The Zoom! light aids in the professional whitening System activating the hydrogen peroxide and helping it penetrate the surface of the tooth. The study has shown the use of the Zoom! Lamp increases the Zoom! Gel by 26% or more giving an average improvement of eight shades.
What does a patient experience during the Zoom! In-office procedure?
During the procedure, patients may comfortably watch television or listen to music. Individuals with a strong gag reflex or anxiety may have difficulty undergoing the entire procedure.
How long do the results last?
By following some simple post-whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend flossing, brushing twice daily and occasional touch-ups with Zoom! Daywhite or Nitewhite gel. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available only through your dentist.