Zoom Whitening Overview
Dr. Steven Davidowitz xplains how Zoom! Whitening works.
Zoom whitening, also known as Phillips Zoom or Zoom WhiteSpeed, is an in-office teeth-whitening procedure. The procedure uses LED lights combined with hydrogen peroxide to whiten your teeth up to eight shades.
Procedure and results
The procedure is done in a dentist's office and takes roughly an hour to complete. It consists of three to four whitening sessions which each take 15 minutes. The LED lamp is designed to speed up the process so some procedures can be completed in as little as 45 minutes.
The results vary, with Phillips saying the procedure can whiten teeth up to eight shades. How long the results last depend on your diet. Drinking coffee, red wine, soda, and other liquids can stain the teeth quicker. Using whitening trays after the procedure can help maintain results. It's not recommended to have the procedure done more than once per year.
Possible side effects
Long term side effects are considered rare. Sensitivity after the procedure is possible, but it should subside relatively quickly. It's possible for some of the peroxide material to leak underneath the barriers during the procedure and cause minor burns on the gums. Those should also heal quickly.
Zoom whitening treatments at home
In addition to the in-office treatment, there is a take home option called Zoom DayWhite that can be used to improve or maintain results.
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