Whitening you can easily add to your dental checkup
Finally, a whitening treatment I can easily add to my cleaning appointment
Philips Zoom QuickPro whitening varnish whitens your smile up to four shades* and only takes your dental professional a few minutes to apply. Leave the office and brush or wipe off 30 minutes later to enjoy your new brighter smile. Ask your dental professional to add a whitening treatment to all of your cleaning appointments.
Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth.
Food particles are naturally attracted to a tooth's enamel by certain proteins. Products like coffee and tea, berries and soy sauce are notorious for staining teeth. Over time, teeth actually become more absorbent and vulnerable to staining from food and other substances.
One type of stain—caused by traumatic injuries, medications and fluorosis—actually begins inside the tooth; brushing and flossing won’t help. Another type of stain—one that can be more easily attacked by brushing, flossing and rinsing—is caused by external factors such as foods.
More and more people today are choosing tooth-whitening procedures to reverse the effects of aging and abuse from food and tobacco stains.
Some commercially available "whitening toothpastes" can be somewhat effective at removing stains and making teeth a few shades brighter. However, many of these products have abrasive substances that can actually wear away your tooth's enamel.
Whitening agents actually change the color of your teeth, but only are effective on certain types of stains. For example, bleaching agents have a difficult time removing brownish or grayish stains. These products also are not as effective on pitted or badly discolored teeth, or on restorations such as crowns, bridges, bonding and tooth-colored fillings. Porcelain veneers or dental bonding may be more appropriate in these cases.
Professional whitening performed by our office is considered to be the most effective and safest method; done properly, tooth whitening can last as long as two years. Over-the-counter whitening systems are somewhat effective as long as they are monitored and directions followed closely.