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Pros and Cons of Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

What is the best way to whiten teeth?

Teeth Whitening | Power Bleaching

Here we will quickly answer typical questions on teeth whitening inlcuding :

Do you whiten your teeth at home or at the dental clinic?  |  How expensive is teeth whitening?  |  How long does a teeth whitening treatment last?

Quick results versus cost and health

Teeth Whitening Overview

The cheapest method to maintaining your teeth's whiteness involves consuming less food and drink which stains teeth along with regular brushing and flossing. 

Restricting consumption of our favourite red wine or coffee can be annoying. Maybe George Clooney has the perfect answer, assuming he drinks lots of Nespresso coffee but still maintains a Hollywood Smile?

When the above methods are not working, you may need to look at alternative teeth whitening solutions. 

  • Teeth Whitening strips (Home)
  • Teeth Whitening bleaching (Home)
  • Power Bleaching with Philips Zoom (Dental Clinic)
  • Teeth Whitening trays (Dental Clinic & Home)



Do It Yourself Hollywood Smile?

Teeth Whitening


Most home methods include using whitening toothpaste, whitening strips, or whitening gels. Here are some approaches that can be combined for teeth whitening at home:

  1. Apply whitening strips or gels to your teeth. These products contain hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, which can help to remove stains and whiten your teeth.
  2. Use a mouthwash that contains hydrogen peroxide. Swish the mouthwash around in your mouth for 30 seconds, then spit it out. This can help to remove any remaining stains on your teeth.

  3. Using whitening toothpastes helps remove surface stains from the teeth, but they can’t change the natural tooth colour. Those who have noticeable stains from soda, coffee, or cigarettes can expect visible changes with regular use of a quality whitening toothpaste.

Brushing your teeth regularly and flossing daily also help to prevent staining as well as keeping your teeth healthy.

It's important to note that teeth whitening at home is not as effective as professional teeth whitening treatment prescribed by a dental clinic.

Why is Phillips Zoom so popular?

Power Bleaching | Whitening Trays

Power Bleaching

Power Bleaching is a cosmetic teeth whitening procedure that uses a higher concentration of bleaching agents and a specialized light or laser to whiten teeth quickly and effectively. This method is typically performed by a dentist or dental hygienist in a dental office and can whiten teeth several shades in just one or two visits. Power bleaching is generally more expensive and can cause more sensitivity than at-home bleaching kits but provides faster and longer-lasting results.

Philips Zoom

is a professional teeth power bleaching treatment which is fast and effective, with results visible after just one treatment. The treatment uses a special gel and a blue LED light to penetrate deep into the teeth and remove stains and discoloration, resulting in a brighter and more youthful-looking smile. This treatment needs to be  performed by a trained dental professional. Philips Zoom power bleaching treatment is established as a safe and effective way to improve the appearance of your teeth.

Teeth Whitening Trays

Teeth whitening with trays involves using a custom-fitted tray that is filled with a whitening gel and worn over the teeth for a prescribed amount of time. The tray is designed to keep the gel in contact with the teeth and prevent it from being swallowed or absorbed by the gums. This type of whitening is often recommended by dentists because it can be performed at home, typically avoids sensitivity issues and provides consistent and effective results.

How long does it take to get Hollywood Smile?

Treatment Procedure

The length of time it takes for teeth whitening to be effective can vary depending on the specific product or method being used and the severity of the discoloration being treated.

In-office teeth whitening, which is performed by a dental professional, is typically the quickest way to whiten teeth. This process usually takes about an hour to complete and can result in teeth that are several shades lighter. Some in-office treatments may also include a take-home kit with touch-up gel to help maintain the results.

Here’s a before and after look at teeth whitening:


1. Schedule a consultation with your dentist.

2. Get your teeth cleaned.

3. Choose the right whitening method for you.


1. Follow your dentist’s instructions for at-home care.

2. Avoid staining foods and drinks.

3. Schedule regular teeth cleanings.

If you follow these steps, you’ll be on your way to a brighter smile.

How to choose right whitening method for you?

3 Best Ways to Whiten Teeth

"....before you consider whitening decide how much time and how much money you want to spend"

They contain smaller amounts of peroxide, which will take longer, but you still should achieve professional results. So if you have a week or two or even a month - and you want to choose the most affordable option, then I would recommend to try whitening strips.


  • affordable
  • you can take breaks and make your own schedule if you're having sensitivity such as one day on one day off


  • if you're, not careful sometimes they can slip and get on your gums and steam your gums, especially if you were someone who produces a lot of saliva regularly, if you normally have a spitty mouth, they might not stick on your teeth as well, causing them to slide around and move around.

These are the ones that you would get an impression taken at your dental office, usually alginate impressions, but it can vary the type of impression regardless they are custom fabricated. So they look like clear aligners and they fit perfectly to your teeth to your dentition. They are usually moderately priced, but they can last for a very long time, maybe even forever. If you take care of them and then, whenever you want to whiten, you purchase the whitening product to go into them. This whitening product is available to purchase at your dental office. 


  • They are known to be the least reported in causing sensitivity generally because they fit your teeth perfectly, and it's less likely that the whitening product will touch your gums
  • lots of custom whitening materials contain the ingredients that help reduce tooth sensitivity

  • you can make your own routine at home and take them on and off as needed


  • They can be more expensive than strips and less convenient because you can't just go to the store to buy them. You need to have your dental trays fitted and fabricated by a dental professional


  • this will be the quickest and you will be in and out in one dental appointment, sometimes two depending on the treatment but you'll be in and out with the whitening results you want.


  • this is generally the most expensive option and it commonly has the most sensitivity upon use in office whitening solutions are much stronger than the at-home products because they work fast.

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