Philips zoom whitening

Treating whitening sensitivity

Some patients may experience sensitivity as part of their whitening treatment. Here are some recommendations for minimising sensitivity and ensuring that your patient has a positive whitening experience.

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.


1Is tooth whitening safe?

Yes. Clinical studies have shown that whitening your teeth with carbamide or hydrogen peroxide under the supervision of a dental professional is safe for teeth and gums.

2What are the side effects?

The most common side effect is tooth and gum sensitivity. Your dental professional is your best resource to make sure you’re a good candidate for whitening and that you are using the right formula. Philips Zoom take-home whitening products have two mild desensitising agents, potassium nitrate and Amorphous Calcium Phosphate (ACP), to help minimise tooth sensitivity

3How is Philips Zoom different?

No professional whitening brand is requested by more patients than Philips Zoom.** Dental professionals have trusted Zoom’s advanced technology and superior results backed by robust clinical evidence for more than 20 years.

4How long will my Philips Zoom results last?

Whitening treatments help to reduce existing stains, but through consumption of coffee and soft drinks or just through natural aging, your teeth may eventually become discoloured again. Maintenance whitening can help combat recurring discolouration. Philips Zoom offers a variety of whitening options to help maintain your white smile.

5What causes teeth to discolour?

There are many causes of tooth discolouration. Some of the most common include the consumption of highly coloured foods and drinks (berries, coffee, tea, red wine). Some medications, aging, smoking and trauma can also cause teeth discolouration.

6How long does it take?

With Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed, teeth can be up to 8 shades whiter in 45 minutes.† With Zoom take-home, you can achieve great results within 1-2 weeks. With Philips Zoom QuickPro whitening varnish, you can achieve a noticeably whiter smile with a 10-minute application and with little to no sensitivity.‡