Philips Zoom Teeth Whitening Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose PHILIPS ZOOM In-office Teeth Whitening Treatment?

Philips Zoom is a light-accelerated teeth whitening technology that uses a gel to whiten teeth rapidly. The procedure is administered by our expert dentists, who will thoroughly examine your teeth beforehand and conduct treatment plans as required.

How does Zoom Whitening, whiten teeth?

Zoom whitening uses hydrogen peroxide as the active ingredient. When it comes into contact with your teeth, a chemical reaction occurs. The stains that are trapped in the enamel are broken down by this chemical, which bleaches the stains away.

What are Zoom Teeth Whitening side effects?

No major side effects. The most common adverse effects are temporary tooth sensitivity and gingival inflammation.

Can Zoom whitening damage teeth?

It is safe for the enamel and is conducted in-office by a dentist, so you need not worry about damage to your teeth.

Can Zoom whitening damage gum?

Zoom whitening will not damage your gums. However, as with all teeth whitening treatments, some individuals may experience temporary tooth sensitivity. In such cases, our dentist will provide you with medication to apply to the affected area.

Zoom whitening is conducted in-clinic, so you are in safe hands. At-home teeth whitening treatments can irritate or burn your gums if they are not performed correctly.

How often should I do Zoom Whitening?

Zoom whitening treatments are typically recommended once a year. This is why we have a consultation with you to decide on the treatment plan, as it depends on your health and teeth.

Can Zoom Whitening be performed when there are cavities?

It is possible to whiten teeth with small cavities, but it depends on the severity of the cavities. In some cases, the cavities may be too large to whiten, and the teeth will need to be filled or crowned. If the cavities are small, they can be whitened first, and then the rest of the teeth can be restored to match the color shade. This is especially important for the front teeth, which are the most visible.

However, if the damage or decay is severe, it is best to refer to crowns or veneers. Crowns are caps that are placed over the teeth to cover the damage. Veneers are thin shells that are bonded to the teeth to improve their appearance.

Dental health always comes first, so it is important to consult with a dentist to discuss your options. The dentist will be able to assess the severity of your cavities and recommend the best treatment plan for you.

Can Zoom Whitening work on crowns, implants, or veneers?

No, Zoom whitening does not whiten crowns, implants, or veneers. Only natural teeth can be whitened, not tooth-colored restorations.

Tooth restorations, such as crowns, are made of porcelain, which is a nonporous material. Porcelain is matched to the current shade of your teeth, so the whitening agent will not work the same way on the crown’s material as it does on enamel. Additionally, crowns may not require whitening in the first place.

I am pregnant; Can I get Zoom Whitening treatment done?

Although a lovely smile is good for everyone, even moms-to-be, the American Dental Association (ADA) does not recommend teeth whitening treatments for expectant mothers.

Where can I get Zoom Whitening near me?

If you are in Tanglin and near Holland Village, you can visit Smilepoint Dental Centre. Our skilled dentists can perform intensive Philips Zoom in-office teeth whitening treatment to help you achieve the beautiful smile you’re looking for.