Teeth whitening myth busters

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  • Is it safe?
    Is it safe?

    The safest way to whiten teeth is by using gel prescribed by a dental professional.

    Whitening products that you can buy outside of your dentist only contain 0.1% hydrogen peroxide and very little active ingredient to whiten your teeth.

    Some products don’t contain any whitening ingredients and contain harmful ingredients such as lemon juice, citric acid and bicarbonate soda to dissolve stains which can be damaging to teeth in the long term.

    Therefore, ask your dentist for Philips Zoom! today.

  • Is it harmful?
    Is it harmful?

    Hydrogen peroxide - why is this not harmful?

    Professional products contains safe levels of hydrogen peroxide which are more effective, gentle on enamel and custom made

    How does it work? The tooth absorbs the hydrogen peroxide and breaks down the colour molecule to turn the tooth white from the inside as well as removing the stains from the outside

  • Will it hurt?
    Will it hurt?

    Will it hurt?

    Some sensitivity is normal however this can be reduced dramatically with the addition of desensitizing agents. Zoom! take home gels have a unique desensitizer known as ACP that is shown to reduce sensitivity without compromising on result. Twice as many users/patients reported no sensitivity when using NiteWhite ACP versus whitening without ACP.

Convenient Whitening tailored to patients’ lifestyles

When it comes to whitening there is no “one size fits all.” Now, it’s easier than ever to find the perfect fit for every patient. We’ve taken our same superior formulas of Philips Zoom! DayWhite and NiteWhite and redesigned them around specific patient needs. You get the whiter smile you want, with a safe and effective formula we are proud to recommend.

Philips Zoom! teeth whitening is the most patient-requested professional whitening brand, and it’s easy to see why. Philips has 25 years of research and professional expertise, and their whitening products are proven to whiten teeth up to six shades lighter. It is a completely safe and effective way to unleash a beautiful, healthy and Confident smile.

Vegan friendly

How can you get Philips Zoom! Home whitening

Contact us today on 01803 853980 or email us at admin@brixhamdental.co.uk

A check-up is required before whitening to get the best results. Book a whitening consultation and get the go ahead from one of our lovely dentists.

The dentist you have chosen will then take a scan of your teeth to make the whitening trays to fit your teeth perfectly.

You then collect your trays from us at a convenient time for you. Your dentist will make sure you are happy with how the trays fit and you know how to use them with the whitening gel.

Your at home whitening kit is now ready to use!! Make sure you follow the instructions given by your dentist to use the gel for two weeks and you will see a whiter, brighter smile from just 3 days.

Before/after comparison

Philips Home Whitening – a visibly whiter smile after 3 days £350

If you’re budget conscious, home whitening might be for you. You’ll receive custom-made home-whitening trays and enough gels for two weeks. Choose from two options:

DayWhite is perfect if you want to wear trays for as little as possible during the day. You wear the trays for 30 to 90 minutes and see results in as little as two weeks.

Philips Zoom! NiteWhite allows you to whiten overnight while you sleep, so you don’t have to deal with whitening trays during the day. NiteWhite also gives noticeable results in two weeks and is available in different strengths.

Your at home whitening kit is now ready to use!! Make sure you follow the instructions given by your dentist to use the gel for two weeks and you will see a whiter, brighter smile from just 3 days.

Whitening tray

Frequently asked questions


  • How does it work?

    You will come into the surgery for a clean and stain removal before we fit you with custom-made whitening trays. You’ll choose from DayWhite or NiteWhite, depending on when you want to wear the trays. You then wear the trays at home for two weeks.

  • How long will it take to see results?

    Your custom whitening trays will arrive in about a week, and then you can spend the next two weeks wearing them. You should start to see results within a few days.

  • How does it whiten?

    The whitening gel is absorbed into the tooth, where it whitens from the inside by dissolving stains. The ACP formula delivers sensitivity management and enamel protection.

  • Is it safe?

    Yes, clinical studies have shown that whitening your teeth under the supervision of a dental professional is safe for teeth and gums. The formulas provided are EU compliant.

  • What are the side effects?

    The most common side effect is sensitivity. The formulas contain ACP which are proven to reduce sensitivity. You will be assessed to ensure that you use the right concentration of formula for you.

  • How long will my whitening last?

    Whitening helps to reduce existing stains but lifestyle factors can cause teeth to become discoloured again. Maintenance whitening and routine hygiene visits can help combat recurring discolouration.