Zoom® Teeth Whitening

Navigating the wide array of teeth whitening products available can be a perplexing task. We have compiled answers to frequently asked questions about teeth whitening to shed light on the various options on the market today:

Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

Absolutely. Extensive clinical studies have demonstrated the safety of whitening teeth using carbamide or hydrogen peroxide, especially when done under the supervision of a dental professional. This process is not only safe for your teeth but also for your gums.

What Are the Side Effects?

While Philips Zoom® at-home whitening products contain mild desensitizing agents like potassium nitrate and Amorphous Calcium Phosphate (ACP) to minimize tooth sensitivity, it is worth noting that individuals may respond differently to whitening treatments, and some may experience sensitivity. You can consult with our dentist about using a sensitivity toothpaste like Fluoridex before and after your treatments. Furthermore, a mild desensitizer like Relief ACP can be used in conjunction with your treatments to further alleviate sensitivity. For personalized guidance, and to determine the right concentration of whitening formula, rely on Dr. Jai V. Patel, DDS, Dr. Rahil H. Patel, DDS and our team.

What Is the Difference Between Over the Counter (OTC) Whitening Solutions and Philips Zoom?

Over-the-counter whitening products are not customized to your specific needs. In contrast, Philips Zoom offers a personalized approach, tailoring the whitening process to your requirements. This may involve custom-fitted trays for at-home treatments or optimizing light intensity and duration during an in-office visit.

How Long Will My Zoom Whitening Results Last?

Whitening treatments are effective in reducing existing stains, but over time, teeth may discolor due to factors like the consumption of colored foods and drinks (e.g., berries, coffee, tea, red wine, etc.), certain medications, aging, smoking or trauma. To combat recurring discoloration, consider maintenance whitening. Only Philips Zoom at-home whitening products contain ACP, known to reduce whitening fade-back. For continued stain removal and optimal oral health, contemplate using an ultrasonic toothbrush like the Sonicare DiamondClean, proven to whiten teeth and remove plaque more effectively than manual brushes.

What Causes Teeth to Discolor?

Tooth discoloration can result from various causes, including the consumption of highly colored foods and beverages, certain medications, the natural aging process, smoking and traumatic events.

How Long Does It Take?

With either of the Philips Zoom options, you can expect noticeable whitening results in a short timeframe. Zoom in-office treatment can yield up to eight shades whiter teeth in just 45 minutes. Alternatively, Zoom at-home treatment, when used as directed, can achieve the same great results within one to two weeks, depending on the chosen formulation concentration and wear time.

A Whitening Experience Tailored to Your Needs

Over 10 million patients have enjoyed the benefits of a Zoom treatment. We understand that each patient’s whitening needs are unique, which is why we provide three different Zoom products to cater to those distinct requirements.

In-Office Whitening

For the quickest and most effective teeth whitening, we recommend the in-office treatment with Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed. This system boasts variable intensity settings, ensuring each treatment is customized for maximum patient comfort. Additionally, it includes desensitizers to minimize sensitivity and protect your enamel. This in-office procedure is not only safe but also clinically proven to whiten teeth by up to eight shades, all in a single office visit.

Whitening at Home

Philips Zoom DayWhite and NiteWhite provide superior at-home whitening, promising a visibly whiter smile within a day and your whitest, healthiest smile in seven to fourteen days. These are the only at-home whitening products to contain amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP), clinically proven to reduce sensitivity, protect enamel and enhance the luster and smoothness of your teeth. Zoom at-home whitening products are fully customizable, with custom trays created by Sugar Land Dental Associates to suit your needs, including formula concentration and wear times tailored to your sensitivity and lifestyle.

Want to try out our Zoom teeth whitening options in Sugar Land, Texas? Call us at 281-207-4161!

The photos below show just a few of the dramatic results that Zoom WhiteSpeed, Zoom DayWhite and Zoom NiteWhite have achieved for our patients:
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