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In-practice vs. take-home whitening kit – what’s best for teeth whitening?

If you are unhappy with the colour of your teeth you can find many tooth whitening options available today.  One of the best clinically researched teeth whitening London options is Philips Zoom! in-practice, which is very effective compared to other home-based solutions such as toothpastes, washes and stripes.

Protecting sensitive teeth while whitening them is our main concern and Philips Zoom! is the most reliable brand to offer the power of  3 layers of protection containing ACP (amorphous calcium phosphate), Potassium Nitrate and Fluoride. It is clinically proven to:

  • Minimise sensitivity and help aid the remineralisation process after whitening
  • Minimise post-treatment fade back
  • Give teeth a lustrous, glossy sheen

Home-based solutions remove surface stains by using abrasion or through a chemical reaction. Some contain silica that works by polishing the enamel. Others may contain peroxide which breaks down the carbon bonds that cause yellow stains through a chemical reaction. Once they are broken down, the yellow stains are less prominent, making the teeth appear whiter.

One of the leading Zoom teeth whitening London clinics is Angle Smile Dental & Orthodontics who offer both teeth whitening solutions. But which one is right for you?

About Philips Zoom In-practice

For express teeth whitening in London you can visit us at our N1 Angel Smile Clinic.  We use 2 Philips Zoom in-practice solutions: Philips Zoom QuickPro and Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed.

Philips Zoom QuickPro is a whitening procedure that takes about 30 minutes. The effects are more prominent on patients with strongly yellow or brown teeth or grey stained teeth. It uses a varnish of 20% hydrogen peroxide after which a sealant layer is applied that locks the varnish in place. After about 30 minutes, the patient can brush or wipe off the thin film, revealing a brighter smile.

Phillips Zoom WhiteSpeed whitens teeth by up to 8 shades in 60 minutes. The combined use of the Zoom Light Activator and Zoom whitening gel is extremely effective. The gel is a 25% hydrogen peroxide gel and requires the use of a Zoom Light Activator to enhance the whitening effects.

The procedure will happen right at our clinic and will take about 60 minutes. We will cover up the lips In-practice teeth whitening procedureand gums leaving only the teeth exposed. The Zoom hydrogen peroxide whitening gel is then applied, and the gel is exposed to LED light. The gel is left in for 15 minutes and the procedure is repeated 3 – 4 times. This process breaks down the carbon bonds that create stains on teeth. The process is relatively pain free and any discomfort one might feel dissipates in a while.

Philips offers Zoom whitening treatments that enhance the effect of the whitening procedure and helps patients maintain a bright smile.

Who can use Philips Zoom in-practice?

The best place to get teeth whitened in London is at Angel Smile Dental Care. Anyone above 18 years can use this whitening product if they are in good dental health.

Pregnant or lactating women need to consult their physicians before undergoing this whitening procedure. Any person with serious health conditions also needs to consult their doctor before any whitening process.

Protective eye wear needs to be used by both patient and clinician and vitamin E oil can be used on the patient’s lips for relief.

About Philips Zoom Take Home Whitening Kit

Philips Zoom offers the following take-home treatments:

The DayWhite treatment is a HP formulation composed of hydrogen peroxide which is very strong and ideal for use over a short period of time for maximum results.

The NiteWhite is a CP formulation containing carbamide peroxide which works best over a longer period of time and is used at night.

The formulation consists of three powerful ingredients: ACP (amorphous calcium phosphate), potassium nitrate and fluoride. The three components work together to whiten teeth and reduce sensitivity at the same time.

The take home bleaching gel contains ACP which enhances the smoothness and glossiness of teeth while offering at least 10% better long-term whitening effectiveness compared to other traditional bleaching products.

The difference between Philips Zoom in-office vs. take-home whitening kits

In-office treatment is ideal for patients looking for

  • a quick whitening solution
  • A professionally conducted treatment by a qualified dentist
  • An effective whitening for high levels of discoloration

Take-home kits are ideal for patients looking for

  • effective maintenance of the white color of the teeth over time
  • A less costly alternative
  • Whitening for lower levels for discoloration

Other factors to be considered include the time the patient wants to take to get their teeth whitened, best teeth whitening londontheir lifestyle and whether a patient has sensitive teeth.

Keep in mind that teeth discoloration is affected by one’s lifestyle. Beverages such as tea, coffee, wine and soda cause teeth discoloration. Smoking should be avoided for one to maintain their teeth’s whiteness. It is important that patients make an in-office appointment at least once a year to ensure their smile remains bright and their teeth stay healthy.

So, how much will it set me back to have the procedure done?

For good-value teeth whitening London prices, be sure to visit us at Angle Smile Dental Care and book an appointment. We have the most competitive teeth whitening London prices suitable for you and your loved ones over 18 years.

For the home kit including individually made trays we only charge a discounted £295

For the chair-side treatment combined with the home kit you would only pay £595


If you want to learn more about our Zoom teeth whitening North London and teeth whitening North West London offers book a free consultation today!