What is Zoom Teeth Whitening?



June 16, 2021

Phillips Zoom Teeth whitening is an in-chair whitening treatment used by our dentists at Coastal Dental Care. This type of whitening has been known to brighten teeth by up to 8 shades which is why we use this method to help our patients achieve a whiter smile.

Research suggests that the Philips Zoom whitening system is an effective whitening treatment and results may last for months depending on your case (1). Some patients may see results which last for up to 12 months post-whitening treatment.

We may all want to have a great smile and one thing that may help is to have nice-looking teeth! One of the popular solutions is to get a whitening treatment with your dentist and have a take-home kit.

Now, the reality is that we can get tooth discoloration that makes your teeth look yellow and it may not be something we like very much, right?

A few reasons your teeth may become discoloured or stained include:

  • Drinking soft drinks, tea, coffee, wine or juices
  • Consuming sauces and dark condiments
  • Smoking
  • Ageing
  • Chewing
  • Grinding
  • Some Medications
  • Some Medical Conditions
  • Certain Mouthwashes

What happens during Zoom Teeth Whitening?

Prior to your zoom whitening, you may undergo a Check-up and Clean to make sure your teeth are clean and fresh before your procedure.

Once you are ready for your treatment, you will be asked to lay back in the chair and given light resistant glasses to place over your eyes. Now it is time to sit back, relax and watch your favourite show on Netflix on the ceiling TV while your treatment gets underway.

Woman undergoing a Zoom Teeth Whitening Treatment with the UV light on her teeth

There are a few steps to a zoom whitening treatment.

  1. Firstly, your dentist will apply a layer of whitening gel to your teeth that contains a high concentration of peroxide
  2. Your dentist will then place a blue LED lamp onto your teeth to activate the gel and speed up the bleaching process for 15 minutes. Your dentist will monitor the process to make sure you are having a pleasant experience. In addition, the lamp has various settings to tailor the intensity to your needs
  3. This bleaching process is repeated three times to help produce your desired results. Depending on your case, your whitening treatment may take around 60 minutes or more to complete.
  4. Following your procedure, your dentist will apply a post-treatment gel to help protect your enamel and reduce sensitivity
  5. Once completed, you will be provided with a take-home whitening kit for maintenance when you are at home for extra aftercare.

Is Zoom Teeth Whitening safe for enamel?

Yes, zoom teeth whitening treatment is safe for your enamel and you will be under the guidance of your dentist if you experience any issues. However, your dentist will be able to assess if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure beforehand.

Some issues which may prevent you from undergoing a whitening treatment may include:

  • Sensitive teeth or gums
  • Diagnosed thin enamel
  • Large fillings on front teeth
  • Broken, chipped or worn teeth

If you have any of these issues, your dentist may suggest alternatives ways to improve the look of your teeth like:

  • Avoiding drinks that stain your teeth
  • Using a whitening toothpaste
  • Brushing your teeth with an electric toothbrush
  • Evaluating if a dental restoration is needed such as veneers or crowns

What to expect after Zoom Teeth Whitening?

Your Zoom teeth whitening results may last between 12-18 months, and it will depend largely on how you treat your teeth afterwards.

Recommendations to be considered for at least 48 hours:

  1. Avoid all drinks that stain your teeth; after the treatment, your teeth absorb everything
  2. Avoid sweets and chocolates
  3. Avoid smoking
  4. Brush your teeth gently with lukewarm water instead of cold water

Zoom Teeth Whitening Gold Coast

Are you looking to undergo a teeth whitening treatment within the Gold Coast, Northern News South Wales or in Redland Bay?

We have 11 practices conveniently located within these local areas. There is bound to be one near you!

If you would like to book in for a tooth whitening treatment, contact our friendly staff today. Alternatively, you can book a consultation appointment online 24/7.


  1. Kyrmanov, O., & Lemeshko, A. (2020). MODERN VIEWS ON TOOTH WHITENING. Ukrainian Dental Almanac, (4), 16-20. https://doi.org/10.31718/2409-0255.4.2020.03. Retrieved From: https://dental-almanac.org/index.php/journal/article/view/447