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How to use Philips Zoom Teeth Whitening Kit At Home

Are You Using Your Philips Zoom Teeth Whitening Home Kit Correctly?

Welcome and thank you for visiting DHA online to see the instructional video on teeth whitening at home. Teeth whitening is fast becoming very popular treatment, and it is imperative that you follow the important guidance to ensure that you get the best outcome, without causing further damage to your teeth and gums. Book an appointment online today.

Watch our step-by-step guide on how to give yourself a Hollywood smile at home.

I hope you enjoy the instructional video. Please note that teeth whitening should only be carried out by a qualified dental care professional.


Instructional Guide:

  1. First, an appointment with a dental care professional to carry out an assessment for suitability of teeth whitening treatment
  2. If you are suitable, dental hygiene appointments will be arranged to make sure you are dentally fit
  3. Dental impressions will be taken and sent off to a dental laboratory for tailored whitening trays to be made – this can take around 1-2 weeks
  4. In the meantime, we will advise on food/drink and lifestyle changes (e.g. Smoking) to help reduce staining and improve your whitening result. We will also provide advice on sensitivity management during whitening; therefore, you will be given sensitivity samples to use leading up to receiving your whitening trays and whitening kit
  5. The big day! Arrival of your whitening trays. You will come into the clinic to have your trays fitted and receive an extensive hand on demonstration in the dental chair. We will make sure you are 100% happy with the advice and ready to go.
  6. You will be given your full kit containing whitening gels
  7. We will take photos and a shade of your teeth will be taken so we can monitor your progress. You will also have a shade guide in your kit so you can monitor your progress at home
  8. So, after 2-3 weeks of daily whitening (ideally), we will get you back into the clinic to assess the progress you have made and discuss any complications that may have occurred if any
  9. After this you can do as little or as much whitening at home as you like, depending on what result you would like to achieve and your lifestyle. Top-up whitening gels will be available for purchase at DHA for when you need them. This can be to maintain your new white teeth or to top them up for events such as a wedding or a party.

 Whitening Tips by DHA

  • Place sensitive toothpaste in your trays either before or after whitening to help with any sensitivity that may occur (separate to your whitening gel!)
  • Topping up your whitening after hygiene appointments will get you the best result
  • Less is more – as the video explains, don’t overfill your trays with whitening gels
  • Vitamin E oil. This is fantastic to place onto your gums if they become sore due to overfilling your trays with whitening gels, or any previous inflammation that may have been present
  • Dry your teeth before inserting the trays with whitening gel
  • If they become sensitive or sore, then stop! Have a rest or contact us for further advice   
  • Only whiten your smile line
  • Green tea staining is worse than normal tea or coffee
  • If you need that caffeine fix, then try and drink you dark coloured drinks through a straw
  • Anything that can stain a white t-shirt can stain your teeth – during whitening that is what you want to avoid
  • Crowns and fillings do not change colour!

So, who is suitable for teeth whitening?

There are many things that can affect the colour of a person’s teeth. Such as:

  • Dark foods and drinks (tea/coffee)
  • Smoking
  • Age
  • Genetics 

There are two types of tooth discolouration – extrinsic and intrinsic.

Extrinsic: This occurs when the outer layer (enamel) develops staining from foods and beverages such as tea/coffee or smoking. This type of discolouration can be improved by professional teeth cleaning after dental hygiene appointments.

Intrinsic: This happens when the inner part of the tooth (the dentine) develops, yellowing or darkens in colour. This type of discolouration is best suited to professional whitening treatments such as bleaching.

So, if this is you, please do get in touch!


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