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Learn the Truth about Whitening


With so many different whitening products on the market, it's easy to get confused. Here are the facts you need to know before getting your teeth whitened.

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.

How long will my Zoom whitening results last?


Whitening treatments help to reduce existing stains, but through consumption of coffee, soft drinks or just trough natural aging, your teeth may eventually become discolored again. Only Philips Zoom at-home whitening products include ACP, which has been shown to help reduce whitening fade-back.


What's the difference between over-the-counter whitening solutions and Philips Zoom?


Over-the-counter whitening products are not customized to your needs. With Philips Zoom, the whitening process is tailored to you needs by your dentist, with custom-fitted trays for at-home treatments or just the right light intensity and duration in the dentist office.

How do I keep my teeth white?


To ensure your smile stays bright and white between treatments, try the Zoom Whitening Pen. With just two appications per day, this unique formula can help you maintain your white smile.

Are there any 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 to minimize tooth sensitivity.

What causes teeth to discolor


There are many causes for tooth discoloration. Some of the most common include the consumption of colored foods and drinks (berries, coffee, tea, red wine). Some medications, aging, smoking and trauma also cause teeth discoloration.  


Does whitening hurt?


Everyone responds differently to whitening, and sensitivity is sometimes a side effect of whitening treatments. Ask your dental professional about using a sensitivity toothpaste like Fluoridex before and after your treatments. You can also use a mild desensitizer like Relief ACP to further minimize sensitivity.

How long before you see the results


With Philips Zoom, your teeth will be visibly whiter in one day. With Zoom in-office, you can archieve up to eight shades whiter in 45 minutes. With Zoom at-home you can achieve the same great result in one-two weeks, depending on the concentration and selected wear time.