Treating whitening sensitivity
Before Philips Zoom in-chair whitening treatment
- Recommend using desensitising toothpaste for two weeks prior to an in-chair Philips Zoom treatment. Replace existing toothpaste and use twice daily.
- If the patient has custom trays, recommend wearing Relief ACP Gel in the tray for 10 – 30 minutes, once per day for 2 – 3 days prior to the Philips Zoom treatment.
- Apply Relief ACP to the lingual surfaces immediately before a Zoom procedure.
After in-chair Philips Zoom whitening treatment
- Immediately following an in-chair procedure, use Relief ACP in trays for 10 – 30 minutes.
Hydrogen vs. Carbamide
Hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide are the two most common ingredients used to whiten teeth. Hydrogen peroxide is highly potent for a short period of time, and best for patients who need short wear time.
Carbamide peroxide is hydrogen peroxide mixed with urea, an ingredient that extends the effectiveness of peroxide over a longer period of time. Carbamide peroxide formulas are best for patients that prefer to wear their trays overnight.
Choosing one formula versus another, should be based on the lifestyle needs, stain types and treatment required for each individual patient.