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How to use Philips Zoom Whitening Gels

Complete Guide to Using Philips Zoom Whitening Gels

Philips Zoom offers a range of professional teeth whitening gels, varying in strength to cater to different whitening needs and sensitivity levels. Understanding how to use these gels effectively is key to achieving a brighter smile. Here’s a step-by-step guide to using Philips Zoom at various strengths.

Philips Zoom Gel Strengths

Philips Zoom gels are available in multiple strengths, measured by hydrogen peroxide concentration, including 6%, 9.5%, 10%, 14%, 16% and 22%. The choice of strength should be based on your teeth’s sensitivity, the desired speed of results, and your dentist’s recommendation.


  1. Consult Your Dentist
  2.  Before starting any whitening treatment, consult your dentist, especially if you have dental restorations or sensitive teeth.
  3. Oral Hygiene: Ensure your teeth are clean before applying the whitening gel. Brush and floss thoroughly.

Application Process

  1. Custom Trays: Philips Zoom is often used with custom-fitted trays. Your dentist will provide these trays, tailored to fit your teeth precisely.
  2. Applying the Gel: Place a small bead of gel into each compartment of the tray for the teeth that require whitening. Be careful not to overfill.
  3. Inserting the Trays: Place the trays over your teeth. Wipe away any excess gel that spills over the tray edges.

Wearing the Trays (Based on Gel Strength)

  1. 6% Gel: Often recommended for daily use, for a duration of 30-60 minutes.
  2. 9.5% Gel: Suitable for slightly faster results, typically worn for 15-60 minutes.
  3. 10% Gel: An overnight application, typically worn for 6-8 hours.
  4. 14% Gel: The strongest option, designed for those who prefer a shorter wear time, typically worn for 15-30 minutes.
  5. 16% Gel: Suitable for slightly faster results for overnight whitening, typically worn for 4-6 hours.
  6. 22% Gel: The option that whitens your teeth the quickest, typically worn for 2-4 hours.


  1. Remove Trays: After the recommended duration, remove the trays and rinse your mouth and the trays with water.
  2. Avoid Staining Foods/Drinks: For the next 24 hours, avoid foods and drinks that can stain teeth (like coffee, tea, red wine, and berries).

Managing Sensitivity

  • If you experience tooth sensitivity, consider using a lower strength gel or a toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth.
  • Follow your dentist’s advice on managing sensitivity and the frequency of treatments.


  • Regular touch-ups may be required every 6-12 months, depending on your lifestyle and dietary habits.


Philips Zoom Whitening Gels provide a versatile and effective solution for teeth whitening, accommodating different preferences and needs. Whether you choose a lower or higher concentration, following the correct usage guidelines is crucial for optimal results and oral health. Always start your whitening journey in consultation with your dentist.
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