In-office whitening treatments
- Up to eight shades whiter in just 45 minutes*
- Post-treatment gel to protect sensitive teeth
- Customised to your needs
Take-home whitening treatments
- A noticeably whiter smile in just seven days*
- Includes after-gel to protect sensitive teeth
- Custom whitening tray fitted by your dentist
There's a range of reasons teeth become discoloured. 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 such as smoking. 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.
There are several options, ranging from professional treatments, to over-the-counter whitening toothpastes and strips. Prescribed whitening treatments (such as Zoom!) can give you a smile up to 8 shades whiter, and take place either in-chair or at home. The first step is a consultation with Jade, our whitening consultant, there is no fee and no obligation for this consultation.
There are a number of toothpastes that claim to remove surface stain. This is where you might need to be careful. Some of these pastes are very abrasive and yes, some do work, but will also cause abrasion of the enamel and root surfaces leading to increased gum recession and sensitivity. A professional scale and clean is by far the best way to remove surface stain as well as maintain healthy gums and reduce inflammation. See visit our Hygiene - Scale and clean page for more information.
Whitening treatments that tackle stained dentine, the layer below your surface enamel, contain ingredients such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. These react chemically with the carbon that causes dentine to yellow, leaving your teeth whiter from the inside out.
Our 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 or smoking will make them yellow again over time.
With Philips Zoom!, you get a safe whitening experience with little to no sensitivity. Whether you choose an in-chair or take-home treatment, it all starts with a consultation with Jade, our whitening specialist. She can recommend the best option for you based on your lifestyle, budget and the results you want to achieve.
Once you have your whitening completed. Jade will give you personalised advice on how to maintain your beautiful white smile.