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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Clinical studies have shown that whitening your teeth with carbamide or hydrogen peroxide under the supervision of a dental professional is safe for teeth and gums. Zoom DayWhite and NiteWhite tooth whitening gels are formulated with fluoride and ACP to help deliver superior enamel protection throughout the whitening process.
No. Whitening will not damage or weaken your teeth. DayWhite and NiteWhite take-home whitening includes fluoride, amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP) and potassium nitrate. Fluoride and ACP have been shown to help strengthen and protect enamel, while potassium nitrate helps to reduce tooth sensitivity. Together, they help maintain the heath of your teeth. Users with unusually sensitive teeth can use a sensitivity-prevention toothpaste every day for two weeks prior to starting their whitening treatment.
Teeth can be noticeably whiter with Zoom DayWhite and NiteWhite take-home in one to two weeks, depending on your individual circumstances and the customised solution your dentist recommends.
Zoom DayWhite and NiteWhite are uniquely formulated with special ingredients to produce brilliant results while reducing sensitivity, delivering superior enamel protection, and helping to improve the lustre of the teeth. This Power of Three helps to maintain the health of the teeth.
The most common side effect for any whitening experience is temporary tooth and gum sensitivity. Your dentist is your best resource to make sure you're a good candidate for whitening and that you are using the right formula. Zoom DayWhite and NiteWhite formulas are specially developed to help reduce sensitivity and provide additional comfort during the whitening process.
Philips Zoom DayWhite and NiteWhite are the only professional take home whitening formulas with ACP (amorphous calcium phosphate), fluoride and potassium nitrate to reduce sensitivity.
Using the professional home kit a fantastic result will usually be achieved in three to four weeks. The dentists at Heathcote House will regularly review each case to make sure that all is going well.
Storage: Product effectiveness is reduced one month after opening. Avoid exposure to sunlight or heat. Store at controlled room temperature 15˚C–25˚C (59˚F–77˚F). Do not refrigerate or freeze My gums turned a little white after teeth whitening. Is this normal? This happens if you put too much whitening gel in the whitening trays. It will only last for a few minutes. You only need 0.4ml of gel or less per whitening tray. The syringe has dosage indicator lines. There are six doses of 0.4ml per syringe.
- 1) Floss and brush your teeth. Make sure that the bleaching trays are clean and dry before applying the whitening gel.
- 2) Twist off the clear plastic cap from the syringe and replace it with the mixing nozzle.
- 3) Place a small "teardrop" amount of gel in each tooth compartment in the tray. Too much gel will spread up to the gum line, which can irritate your gums.
- 4) Insert the whitening tray into your mouth over your teeth. If the gel seeps over the brim of the tray onto your gums, wipe away any excess gel with a tissue.
- 5) Make sure that the tray is seated properly. You may see "bubbling" within your trays while you are wearing them. This bubbling is actually part of the whitening process.
- 6) Depending on the type of gel, follow the wear times specified below: DayWhite 6% HP = Wear for 30-90 min. once a day DayWhite 9.5% HP = Wear for 30-60 min. once a day DayWhite 14% HP = Wear for 30 min. once a day NiteWhite 10% CP = Wear for 2-4 hours once a day or overnight NiteWhite 16% CP = Wear for 2-4 hours once a day or overnight.
- 7) After whitening, remove and rinse the trays with cold water. Hot water may damage the trays. If necessary, use a toothbrush to remove any residual gel. Place the trays in the storage case, and store them in a cool, dry place. Rinse and brush excess gel from your teeth.
Clear aligners are designed to straighten your teeth, which means they have a very snug fit. Teeth whitening trays created by your dentist are contoured to fit your teeth, but still have a little "give" or space which allows the bleaching gel enough movement to prevent overflow in the mouth. If you use teeth whitening gel in your clear aligner, most, if not all, of the gel will be pushed out of the tray and into your mouth thus wasting the gel and causing irritation to the tissues in your mouth.
For ongoing take-home sensitivity treatment, replace your existing toothpaste with a toothpaste containing 5% potassium nitrate and use twice daily. If additional sensitivity relief is needed, use Relief ACP before each whitening treatment.