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    Whitening 101


    The answers to help you get the smile you’ve always wanted.

    A white brigh can be a confidence booster and a great way to get noticed. Depending on our everyday choices, we may not have the smile we always wanted. Wine, smoking, tea, soda and other foods and beverages can cause teeth staining.


    Frequently asked questions

    What causes teeth to turn yellow?

    There's a range of reasons teeth become discolored. Genetics, your environment, even taking certain medication can all have an impact on the whiteness of your smile. 


    The most common reason is surface stains on your enamel. This is down to everyday food, drinks and lifestyle choices. Over time, these stains can work their way to the layer below enamel, known as dentin. When this becomes stained, the whole tooth looks darker because of the translucency of enamel.

    How can I whiten my teeth?

    There are several options, ranging from professional teeth whitening treatments, to over-the-counter whitening toothpastes and strips. Prescribed whitening treatments from Philips Zoom! can give you a smile up to 8 shades whiter, and can take place in-office or use a take home teeth whitening kit. The first step is a consultation with your dental professional.

    How can I remove surface stains?

    Apart from Philips Zoom! Teeth whitening products, your toothbrush can also play a part in brightening your smile. Every Philips Sonicare toothbrush delivers 31,000 brush strokes per minute to help remove stains and naturally whiten your teeth.  

    How can I remove deeper stains?

    Teeth whitening that tackles stained dentin, the layer below your surface enamel, contain ingredients such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. These react chemically with the carbon that causes dentin to yellow, leaving your teeth whiter from the inside out.

    How long do results last?

    Our Zoom! Teeth whitening treatments are formulated to give you long-lasting results, but the results will vary depending on the type of whitening you opt for. Lifestyle choices, such as drinking drinks that stain teeth, will make them yellow again over time.

    Which is the best Philips Zoom! treatment for me?

    With Philips Zoom!, you get a safe teeth whitening experience with little to no sensitivity. Whether you choose in-office teeth whitening or a take-home treatment, it all starts with a consultation with your dental professional. They can recommend the best option for you based on your lifestyle, budget and the results you want to achieve. Find out more here.

    How can I maintain my white smile after my treatment?

    Your dental professional will give you careful advice before and after your treatment. You can maintain your whiter smile with one of our whitening electric toothbrushes, such as Philips Sonicare DiamondClean. There’s also the option to maintain your whiter smile with a Philips Zoom! take home teeth whitening kit.

    How much does Philips Zoom! whitening cost?

    Prices vary depending on your dentist. Check in with your Philips Zoom! professional for more details.

    Which Philips Zoom treatment is best for you?

    Now that you know the basics, the next step is to connect with a dental professional in your area who offers Philips Zoom.

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