We use the Philips Zoom! in-office whitening system. The Zoom! light-activated whitening gel’s active ingredient is hydrogen peroxide. As the hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin of the teeth, bleaching discolored substances while the structure of the tooth is unchanged. The entire process takes about an hour from start to finish.
Can’t I just use an over-the-counter products or whitening strips?
Over-the-counter products vary in terms of their price, effectiveness and difficulty of use. Regardless of the type of over-the-counter product that you use, however, you will not be able to achieve the whitening results that we see from in-office Zoom! whitening treatments (typically 6-8 shades lighter in one visit)
Does it hurt?
Zoom! whitening is not painful, but some patients experience some initial tooth sensitivity that dissipates quickly after the procedure is over.