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    How Does Teeth Whitening Work?


    Teeth whitening is very appealing to a lot of people. After all, a whiter smile can lead to more confidence, larger smiles, and overall improved quality of life. But how teeth whitening works is also a mystery to a lot of people, which is why it’s important to understand how teeth whitening works.

    How does teeth whitening work?  


    There are several different ways you can whiten your teeth, from natural diet-based remedies to professional services your dentist or dental professional can provide to take-home tooth whitening kits you can use yourself.


    Most teeth whitening procedures, including our Philips Zoom procedure, use a special whitening gel. This gel breaks down the molecular bonds that hold together the stains on your teeth.

    Throughout this, your mouth and gums are protected with a special covering that your dental professional applies.

    Teeth whitening safety

    Most at-home kits function the same way, with a safe-to-use product to break down the bonds of the stains on your teeth. The Zoom take-home whitening kits use a combination of Amorphous Calcium Phosphate, Potassium Nitrate, and Fluoride. This positivr, healthy combination helps remove stains and strengthen your teeth for long-lasting good looks.

    Whitening gel

    Is teeth whitening safe?  


    Your dentist will always do their duty to keeping you safe while helping you achieve your dental goals. Any certified procedure or take-home kit that is customised just for you is designed to keep you safe while whitening your teeth. If you’re concerned, you can always read more on the safety of teeth whitening or speak to your dental professional about it.

    What you need

    Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 5100 Sonic electric toothbrush


    Whiter teeth. Gently does it.

    Feel the difference of a gentle clean with our Pressure Sensor while whitening your teeth in 1 week.

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    Suggested retail price: $219.00

    How long does teeth whitening last?


    How long your teeth stay white depends on a few factors. The three most important factors are how you go about whitening your teeth, how much stain-heavy food and drink you consume after whitening your teeth, and how well you take care of your overall oral hygiene.


    Professional teeth whitening provided by your dentist or dental professional will be the most long-lasting option. A professional whitening can last between 12 and 24 months. The effects of an in-office whitening procedure are immediate, you should notice whiter teeth as soon as your dental professional completes the whitening. This look can fade over time, and while your teeth may not have stains anymore, they can still develop them.


    Regular teeth brushing with a specially designed, whitening toothbrush and whitening toothpaste can help maintain the effects of a teeth whitening procedure. The Philips ProtectiveClean toothbrush has a built in pressure sensor for a gentler clean while still offering teeth whitening benefits.

    Protective clean

    Any stain-heavy food and drink will also limit the lifetime of a teeth whitening procedure. Tea, coffee, and red wine all have the potential to stain your teeth. Lollies and colour-heavy foods can also stain your teeth, and should be avoided if you want to maintain the looks of your pearly whites. .

    How much does teeth whitening cost?  


    The cost of teeth whitening can vary between dental professionals and the service you require. 

    A professional procedure by your dentist or dental professional may be the most costly, but it will also be the safest and most effective. This is followed by a dentist-provided take-home whitening kit. An over the counter at-home Zoom whitening kit will be cheaper once again (as it’s not customised to your specific needs but instead offers overall whitening).


    It’s a good idea to speak to your dentist or dental professional before starting any teeth whitening procedure. They will be able to help you find the best way forward for your teeth and your budget.

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