If you want a whiter, brighter smile the good news is that Philips Zoom whitening instructions are very easy to follow to achieve your desired end result. Whether you choose a chair-side whitening treatment, or you need the instructions for Philips Zoom whitening take-home trays, you can rest assured that you will achieve a white and healthy looking smile. Let’s have a look at how the process works and how you can achieve a whiter smile safely.
How Does Zoom Teeth Whitening Work?
Teeth stains are divided into two primary groups: extrinsic and intrinsic staining. Extrinsic stains are those that appear on the outside of the tooth surface, and are largely caused by lifestyle factors and exposures to different substances. If you smoke, drink red wine regularly or consume a lot of coffee, you may see more extrinsic stains develop on your teeth. Professional dental cleaning is the most effective way to remove extrinsic stains from the surface of the teeth.
Intrinsic staining occurs as part of ageing, and takes place on the inside of the teeth, in the dentin. When we are younger, the dentin inside our teeth is very white but it starts to discolor and become more yellow as we age. Professional grade teeth whitening solutions, like Philips Zoom whitening, are the only way to safely penetrate the tooth enamel and bleach discoloration.
Chairside Whitening With Philips Zoom Whitening
Your dentist is authorized to use bleaching agents with a very high concentration of hydrogen peroxide. In fact, only dentists are permitted to use teeth whitening solutions that contain more than 6% hydrogen peroxide. Dentists may use up to 30% strength. This means you can achieve your desired shade of whiteness much faster than any other method (take-home trays included).
What Can You Expect During the Procedure?
It’s always best practice to whiten on very clean teeth that have been flossed, scaled and polished. This ensures an even whitening result, and it also makes sure that your teeth are free of plaque and tartar. Your dentist should also inspect your teeth for any weaknesses or signs of decay before you go ahead with a whitening treatment.
After your dental check up and clean you can discuss your whitening options with your dentist, who will explain what a realistic end result for your teeth could be.
Your dentist will ensure that your gums and soft tissue are protected before painting a thin layer of bleaching agent over the surface of your teeth. He or she will then apply a blue light to the bleach to activate it and accelerate the bleaching process. This also allows your dentist to give individual teeth or stains more concentrated attention. The bleaching agent can be left on for 10 to 15 minutes before it is rinsed off. Your dentist can repeat this process another two or three times in a single session. In the majority of cases we find one session is long enough for patients to achieve their desired result.
Using Zoom Teeth Whitening Solutions At Home
Patients who want to whiten their own teeth can use Philips Zoom teeth whitening products safely at home, making use of the custom trays that they provide. If you do whiten at home it is essential to follow the Philips Zoom whitening instructions exactly, because any deviation (such as leaving the product on for too long, using it for longer than prescribed, or using it more frequently) may result in damaging your tooth enamel.
How To Use Zoom Teeth Whitening Trays at Home
Before you can use your trays you should brush and floss your teeth. Then open a syringe of whitening solution, attach the application tip and dispense a small amount of bleaching gel into each section of the tray. Once the whole tray has been loaded, you can insert it carefully into your mouth. Don’t forget to put the lid back on the syringe!
Your dentist will give you exact instructions on how often to wear the trays, how long you should leave them on for and when you can expect to achieve your desired end result. Remember to follow these instructions exactly as indicated by your dentist.
How Long Will Your Newly Whitening Smile Last For?
How long your teeth whitening results last depends on what you expose your mouth to. If you continue to smoke or drink lots of coffee, cola and red wine, your whitened smile probably won’t last for as long as if you didn’t and you will need a top up whitening treatment much sooner.
Discuss your options with your dentist and enquire about lifestyle changes that you can make to maintain your smile. Your dentist may recommend that you return for a whitening treatment every six to 12 months to keep your smile looking fresh and healthy. If you do visit your dentist twice a year for your check ups, this is the perfect time to re-evaluate your whitening.
Need more info on Philips Zoom whitening instructions for at-home whitening? Please make sure you use the product under professional guidance and supervision. Please contact us for an appointment: (03) 9626 9581.