There is a wide range of whitening agents available today and it is not so easy to understand such an extensive variety.
That is why we would like to tell you more about professional teeth whitening in this article before you try it yourself.
Whitening using a Zoom 4 system is currently the best method of teeth whitening. It can whiten your teeth by 4–8 shades during a single visit to our surgery.
The main ingredient of the whitening system is hydrogen peroxide. However, the ZOOM whitening gel contains not only peroxide, but also amorphous calcium phosphate. This substance penetrates deep into the enamel and helps to regenerate it after the whitening process.
Another advantage of the ZOOM 4 system is a cold lamp with a LED activator, which provides maximum safety of the intervention and more comfort for the patient.
Before the procedure, the patient must undergo:
- professional teeth cleaning.
Types of Zoom whitening
Professional whitening takes place in a dental surgery under the supervision of a dentist. This procedure helps to whiten the teeth by 4–5 shades. It cannot be performed more than once a year.
Home whitening is done by the patients themselves. This type of whitening can be performed 3–4 times a year. After taking an impression, a special tray for gel is made. At home, the patient will spread the whitening gel into the tray and then place the tray on to the teeth. The tray can be used during the day or during the night as well. Home whitening is mainly used to preserve the whitening effect and allows the teeth to be whitened by 1–2 shades.
How long will my teeth stay white after the intervention?
The effect of professional whitening lasts for about 1.5 years. However, the actual duration of the effect is individual and depends on your lifestyle. For instance, if you smoke, your teeth will “lose” their whiteness much sooner. Your teeth can also be discoloured by some natural pigments found in coffee, juice or certain food. Before the specialists at our clinic start the whitening procedure, they will give you advice on prolonging the effect of the intervention.
Does Zoom teeth whitening have any side effects?
The most common side effect is increased tooth sensitivity. That is why the dentist must make sure before the intervention that you are able to undergo this procedure. Also, the right concentration of the whitening gel must be determined.
During the course of one week after the whitening procedure, we recommend that you avoid:
- food and beverages that can discolour your teeth;
- berry-like fruits
- black tea
- red wine
- sweet fizzy drinks that contain colourants
- certain drugs
How quickly can the desired effect be achieved?
Using the professional Zoom 4 teeth whitening system, your teeth can be whitened by 6 shades in an hour!
Philips Zoom teeth whitening system for home use will not give you such rapid results, but your teeth will be whiter as soon as in 3 days, and you can obtain a perfect result within 2 weeks.
Is Zoom teeth whitening painful?
Every individual has a different reaction to whitening. In some cases, there may be increased tooth sensitivity as a side effect. Our team will be sure to recommend the most suitable toothpaste to you for reducing sensitivity during and after the treatment.