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Zoom DayWhite NiteWhite Home Bleaching

Types of Teeth Whitening Methods

Zoom DayWhite & NiteWhite Home Bleaching kit

There are various concentrations peroxide for Zoom take-home bleaching kits. The DayWhite and NiteWhite differs based on percentage of peroxide concentration and type of peroxide, namely Hydrogen Peroxide (HP) or Carbamide Peroxide (CP)

Home Bleaching Type
Home Bleaching Name
Peroxide Concentration
Type of Peroxide
DayWhite Touch-ups 9.5% Hydrogen Peroxide
DayWhite Gentle 6% Hydrogen Peroxide
DayWhite Maximum White 14% Hydrogen Peroxide
NiteWhite Maximum White 16% Carbamide Peroxide
NiteWhite Quick 22% Carbamide Peroxide

Difference between Hydrogen Peroxide and Carbamide Peroxide

The basic whitening agent used to whiten teeth is hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide is normally more re-active and this thus used over a shorter period of time. Carbamide peroxide is basically hydrogen peroxide mixed with urea, an added component to extend the peroxide effect over a longer period of time. Each of the peroxide are formulated in various concentrations depending on choice of wearing trays during day time or overnight.

Zoom DayWhite & NiteWhite Home Bleaching kit
Zoom DayWhite & NiteWhite Home Bleaching kit

Philips Zoom QuickPro

Types of Teeth Whitening Methods

Philips Zoom QuickPro

Zoom QuickPro Teeth Whitening systems is the first dual-layer whitening varnish technology developed by Philips. The focus of Zoom QuickPro is to provide slight shade improvement as a light and non-invasive additional touch up kit during regular checkup and teeth cleaning done in minimal time.

How does Philips Zoom QuickPro Tooth Whitening works?

Unlike the Zoom WhiteSpeed system, Philips Zoom QuickPro does not need any light activiation. Instead, Zoom QuickPro is a 20% hydrogen peroxide whitening varnish with an sealer layer that dries in seconds to lock the hydrogen peroxide layer in place. The sealer layer keeps the whitening varnish from getting onto soft tissue

The dentists applies the Zoom QuickPro whitening gel onto teeth surfaces while at the dental clinic taking about 10 minutes. The QuickPro whitening gel is left onto teeth for about 30 minutes before the patient brushes or wipes off the thin film 30 minutes later.

What is the difference between Philips Zoom QuickPro and Zoom WhiteSpeed Whitening?

Both Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed and Zoom QuickPro uses hydrogen peroxide within the whitening gel formulations and both are done at the dentist office.

Zoom QuickPro differs to Zoom WhiteSpeed :

  • uses a smaller volume of whitening gel painted on as a thin layer
  • does not use light for activation
  • shade increase up to 4 shades
  • done in quicker timings

LumiBrite Teeth Whitening

Types of Teeth Whitening Methods

LUMIBrite® Teeth Whitening

LUMIBrite teeth whitening by Den-Mate has a chairside whitening gel ideal with 35% Hydrogen peroxide formulation for fast, effective and gentle whitening with minimal sensitivity. The LUMIBrite teeth whitening in-office gel may be done without light or with the Plasma Arc Curing Light.

LUMIBrite also comes as take-home kits in 16%, 22% or 32% carbamide peroxide concentrations. The percentages are recommended based on patient’s specific needs and preferences. Home bleaching with LUMIBrite whiten smiles in 1-2 weeks.


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Pola Teeth Whitening

Types of Teeth Whitening Methods

Pola Teeth Whitening

Pola teeth whitening system by SDI consists of the In-office PolaOffic and take-home PolaDay and PolaNight.

The in-office Pola teeth whitening gel has a unique formulation to other whitening gels in that it dissolves and releases the active whitening ingredient immediately to start the whitening process. Becuase the peroxide ions are released quickly, pola’s teeth whitening treatment process actually does not require UV light therapy to accelerate the process although certain teeth whitening clinic in Thailand may use still use a lamp to activate the proess.

PolaOffice also known as Pola teeth whitening is known for being one of the fastest bleaching system available to safely whiten teeth. The system whitens teeth in 30 minutes at a neutral pH.

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Rembrandt Tooth Whitening

Types of Teeth Whitening Methods

Rembrandt Tooth Whitening

The Rembrandt® teeth whitening system combines the power of a “Sapphire” Plasma Arc Light with patented teeth whitening gel in order to brighten teeth.. The Sapphire bleaching light may be fitted with the Rembrandt Whitening Crystal ™ allow dentists to simultaneously treat and whiten both the upper and lower teeth.

The Rembrandt bleaching light has a blue-green coloration that is used to activate the Rembrandt tooth whitening tel so to enhance its teeth whitening effect. As with the Zoom WhiteSpeed teeth whitening, the Rembrandt teeth whitening takes approximately one hour to complete in your dentist’s office.

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Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed – Advance Tooth Whitening

Types of Teeth Whitening Methods

Philips Zoom Whitespeed – Advance Zoom Teeth Whitening

Philips Zoom Whitespeed Teeth Whitening systems is an latter version of Zoom teeth whitening using LED light technologies.

Philips Zoom Whitespeed has been indicated as one of the top teeth whitening system used globally. On Philips Oral Healthcare acquirement of Discus Dental, the Zoom whitening system was thus re-branded as Zoom Advance Power and as Philips Zoom Whitespeed.

Philips Zoom Whitespeed teeth whitening gel is scientifically formulated gentle whitening agent aimed at removing stains and discoloration from teeth.


How does Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed Tooth Whitening works?

Philips Zoom Whitespeed teeth whitening machine is an improved LED light based lamp. The blue LED light activates and accelerates the patented teeth whitening gel’s active ingredient, Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) that whitens discolorations within the tooth structure. Teeth whitening effects and results are thus visible in just one visit taking about 45 mintues (excluding disccussion and preparation).

What is the difference between Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed and Zoom Teeth whitening?

The Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed is the successor to Zoom teeth whitening treatment. The improved Zoom Advanced Power LED light and Zoom Whitespeed gel has shown to provide improved color whitening shades results as well as less transient tooth sensitivity.

A standard Zoom Whitespeed kit includes a syringe of Relief® ACP Oral Care Gel to manage sensitivity compatible with the Zoom WhiteSpeed, Zoom2 , Zoom AP and Zoom AP Plus Lamps. With the Relief ACP gel, survey studies by Philips claims patients experience little to no sensitivity.

White Smile with Porcelain Veneers – Guaranteed whiteness in color shades

Types of Teeth Whitening Methods

Veneers whitening

Results of tooth whitening, via professional tooth whitening or home bleaching kits, are subjective and do vary from one individual to another depending on teeth structure. For individuals with contra-indications against tooth whitening or individuals who would like a controlled shade of whiteness, porcelain veneers are an alternate cosmetic tooth whitening option that is sometime referred as veneers whitening.

Veneers whitening is the process of using dental veneers as a new layer laminate over existing teeth in changing the color shades of teeth. Veneers guarantees a specific color shades or enbles the level of whiteness to be specified. Aside for changing color shades, dental veneers can also be used to change the shape, size, straighten mildly crooked teeth and resolve irregularities in teeth. There are basically 2 types of dental veneers materials:

  • composite veneers
  • porcelain veneers

Composite veneers are made of composite resin material that is cured over teeth surfaces and may be completed in one visit. Porcelain veneers are very thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored porcelain pieces made in the dental laboratory and placed over the front surface of teeth to improve tooth appearance. Porcelain veneers may be done for several teeth and tend to be stronger and more durable over time compared to composite veneers.

Porcelain Veneers Types

The most popular and commonly used porcelain veneers is by IPS Empress restorations. There are various ranges of IPS Empress veneers including IPS Empress II System, IPS Empress Esthetics and IPS Empress eMax by Ivoclar Vivadent. The opalescent IPS Empress porelain veneer imitates natural teeth and provides good natural aesthetics making IPS Empress porcelain veneres one of the most commonly used porcelain veneers for smile makeovers world-wide.

Whitening Toothpastes

Types of Teeth Whitening Methods

Whitening Toothpastes

All toothpastes help remove surface stain through the action of mild abrasives. Whitening toothpastes have special chemical or polishing agents that provide additional stain removal effectiveness. Unlike bleaches, these ADA Accepted whitening toothpastes do not alter the intrinsic color of teeth.

Technically speaking, all toothpastes are whitening toothpastes, since they remove surface plaque and debris. But only a limited number contain key whitening ingredients chemical bleaching agents and abrasives in high concentrations. When used on a regular basis, these dentifrices may offer backup support for tooth whitening. Of course given that brushing time is limited to a minute or two, that support is minimal. But since we all brush every day, whitening toothpastes are considered by some to be potential whitening enhancers.

Most toothpastes clean the teeth with the use of finely ground abrasives such as silica, aluminum oxide, calcium carbonate or baking soda. Whitening toothpastes contain more of these abrasives though the paradox here is that overuse can result in an increase in stains, and can also dull the surface of dental crowns and veneers.


Types of Teeth Whitening Methods

Opalescence® Teeth Whitening

Opalescence is a well-known take home bleaching system and the first ADA accepted, syringe delivered, take-home bleaching gel. The patented formula has unique sticky and adhesive properties, which produce teeth whitening results in days rather than weeks.

Previous to the Opalescence home bleaching gel, home bleaching was tedious and time consuming, with varying levels of patient acceptance. The active ingredient in Opalescence teeth whitening gel is carbamide peroxide. Opalescence PF carbamide peroxide based gels come in strengths of 10%, 15%, and 20%. The PF denotes the use of fluoride and potassium nitrate, which are added to reduce whitening sensitivity.

The safety and effectiveness of Opalescence home bleaching gel is unsurpassed. The Opalescence teeth whitening system has been shown to be effective for removing some or all of the internal tooth discoloration due to congenital, systemic, pharmacologic, traumatic factors and aging. It has also proven effective with certain cases of fluorosis and tetracycline staining.

Opalescence teeth whitening is recommended for discolored teeth prior to placement of composite, veneers, crowns or bridges as porcelain and other restorative materials will not whiten.

Unlike other home bleaching gels, the Opalescence is a sticky formula that does not leak from the home bleaching tray . Patients experience teeth whitening results quickly which leads to high treatment compliance. A university study proved that the Opalescence home bleaching gel can be active for 8-10 hours for overnight home bleaching.

The Opalescence home bleaching gel has an estimated shelf life of 24 months if kept refrigerated and 12 months un-refrigerated.

Other ranges of Opalescence Teeth Whitening aside from its well-established home bleaching gel include:

  • Opalescence® Boost Teeth Whitening : high concentration of peroxide done at the dentist office
  • Opalescence® Go : Basically an over-the-counter home bleaching kit that comes with a general mouthcase instead of a customized mouthcase if choosing Opalescence home bleaching prescribed at you’re dentist office.
Opalescence® Teeth Whitening
Opalescence® Teeth Whitening

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Zoom Tooth Whitening

Types of Teeth Whitening Methods

Zoom Tooth Whitening

Zoom! tooth whitening is safe, effective and fast. Zoom! teeth whitening has been shown to be the #1 system by an independent dental research company and is featured on the popular television program ‘Extreme Makeover’.

The Zoom! gel was originally developed by Discus Dental that established brands including Zoom, BriteSmile, and NiteWhite. In 2010, Discus Dental was acquired by Philips. The popular BriteSmile teeth whitening subsequently ceased production. NiteWhite and Zoom whitening gel integrated into today’s Phillips Zoom Whitespeed whitening.

The Zoom tooth whitening gel is scientifically formulated, and when activated, gently penetrates teeth to remove deeps stains and discoloration. Research and studies have indicated that tooth whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe and considered one of the safest cosmetic dental procedure available.

How does Zoom! Tooth Whitening works?
The Zoom light-activated tooth whitening gel’s active ingredient is  Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2).  As the hydrgen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, whitening colored substances while the structure of the tooth remains unchanged.  The Zoom light aids in activation the hydrgen peroxide in penetrating the surface of teeth.

What is the difference between zoom and zoom2 tooth whitening?

Discus Dental Inc. developed Zoom2, the “second generation” of the popular Zoom! Chairside Whitening System. Zoom2’s improvements and innovations includes:

  • Faster Chairside Whitening : 45 minute with instant-on light with no warm-up time
  • Easier : Advanced Optical Guidance System, Ergonomic Rolling Lamp
  • More Comfortable: Light & Gel Enhance Patient Comfort, ACP & KNO3 Technologies
  • Superior Clinical Performance : Eight Shades with patients being sensitivity-free

A study has shown that use of the Zoom2™ lamp increases the effectiveness of the Zoom! gel by 26% more, giving an average improvement of eight shades. The Zoom2 system also reported 73% less transient tooth sensitivity than the original Zoom! tooth whitening system.

Read clinical whitepaper on Zoom2! clinical study.

Zoom Tooth Whitening
Zoom Tooth Whitening

In recent years, after the acquirement of Discus Dental by Philips Zoom, Zoom2 whitening gel was re-packaged and re-named by Philips as Zoom Whitespeed whitening.

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