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Why Professional Teeth Whitening is Better than DIY Kits

posted June 23rd, 2021

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  • Why Professional Teeth Whitening is Better than DIY Kits

Whitening your teeth at the dentist with specialist treatment is the one true way to get results quickly and reliably. But what exactly makes it superior to simple DIY kits?

The Downside of Home Teeth Whitening Kits

While some users can see results from cheap DIY kits, there is a downside – many of these available freely online have not been formulated by experienced dentists. This means they either don’t have enough whitening product to be effective or they have too much, which can cause damage to your teeth.

Any treatment not performed by your dentist runs the risk of being ineffective or harmful. Thankfully, most professional dentists offer specialist cosmetic whitening that gives lasting and reliable results.

Philips Zoom: Expert Teeth Whitening with a Dentist

At the forefront of professional whitening is the Philips Zoom treatment. This is performed in-practice and can be used to make your smile up to 6 shades brighter in a single visit. Please note, however, that teeth whitening treatment won’t work on dental implants or veneers.

Philips Zoom teeth whitening uses light-activated technology to instantly lighten your teeth safely and effectively. Your dentist can also adjust the settings of the whitening for you – this provides a tailored whitening experience that can’t be found in simple DIY kits.

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Best of Both Worlds: Philips Zoom At-Home Kits

The appeal of DIY teeth whitening kits is that they’re easy and convenient. As an extension of the professional Philips Zoom treatment, your dentist can provide you with high-quality take-home kits that can be used as a regular ‘top up’ to keep your sparkling smile at its best.

Formulated as part of the Philips Zoom teeth whitening course, these specialised kits are crafted by experts to work alongside in-practice treatment. A check-up is required before you begin using Philips Zoom, so you can rest assured that this is professional whitening in a convenient, safe take-home package.

Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

When performed professionally, you may experience some teeth sensitivity during or after treatment. This is completely normal and nothing to worry about.

Take home Philips Zoom kits include a desensitising gel that works alongside your whitening regime to reduce sensitivity. If you have any concerns, contact our team for more information to put your mind at ease.

Book an Appointment for Edinburgh Teeth Whitening Today

What’s next?

Bite Dentistry Edinburgh offers high-grade teeth whitening treatment. We use Philips Zoom to enhance your smile in just one appointment, maximising your results and minimising the fuss. We also offer professional DIY teeth whitening kits to take home as part of your Zoom treatment. Contact us to book a consultation today – it’s quick and easy. Our helpful team is on hand with expert advice, and you can find out more about our treatments here.

Dr. Eimear O'Connell

BDS (Edin, 1992) MFGDP
DipImpDent RCS Ed FFGDP

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