Lighten and Brighten Your Smile With Philips Zoom!

Lighten and Brighten Your Smile With Philips Zoom!

Yellow, dingy teeth give onlookers an instant impression. They may walk away thinking you have poor hygiene or that you’re battling with oral health problems. They may even think you’re older than you really are. These confidence crushers can make you hesitant to smile and speak freely, but your lack of expression speaks volumes, too.

The struggle is real, but the solution is simple. At OK Tooth in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, our team of experienced dental professionals offers the most effective and safe teeth whitening treatment available — Philips Zoom! If you’re dissatisfied with a subpar smile, here’s how we can restore the gleam and dazzle.

What makes teeth yellow and dingy?

Do you ever wonder why some people have bright white teeth and others have discolored, yellowish brown or gray teeth? There are several reasons this may happen:


Over time, the protective enamel on your teeth wears down and reveals the brown dentin underneath, giving your teeth a yellowish appearance.

Poor dental hygiene

If you don’t brush at least twice a day, floss at least once a day, and get your teeth checked and cleaned professionally at least once a year, sticky plaque and tartar build up on the surface and discolor your teeth.

Food, drink, and smoking

Anything that goes in your mouth hits your teeth first and has the potential to stain them. Dark-colored foods and drinks — like berries, red wine, coffee, tea, beets, and juices — can leave behind traces of color. Smoking and tobacco use also stains teeth.


Certain medications can cause your teeth to yellow, particularly the antibiotic tetracycline.


If your parents have dull-looking teeth, it may run in your family.

How Zoom! works

We offer the Philips Zoom! whitening system, which can restore the brilliant luster in just about everyone’s teeth, regardless of the cause. 

We start by protecting your gums and lips. Then, we apply the Zoom! solution, a hydrogen peroxide-based compound, over your teeth. To accelerate the process, we use a special LED light, which activates the whitening gel and helps it get your teeth up to eight shades brighter than when you walked in.

It only takes about 45 minutes — we conduct three 15-minute sessions during only one appointment — for the gel and light to break up the stains and reveal the brighter, whiter enamel.

What about at-home treatments?

If you’d rather change the shade of your teeth more gradually or in the privacy of your own home, we can set you up with a professional at-home version that can brighten your teeth over the course of about a week. 

Choosing an over-the-counter product may leave you disappointed. Strips, brush-ons, toothpastes, and mouthwashes deliver mild results at best. They just aren’t powerful enough to tackle deep stains.

To schedule an appointment that will truly brighten your teeth and change your smile, call us today or book your visit online. 

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