For my birthday (back in August) one of the gifts I received, was a Groupon to get my teeth whitened. Something that had been on my wishlist for a couple of years now. I redeemed the Groupon the other day and I thought it would to helpful to someone to share my experience here! Below is in short what I liked and what I didn’t like about the treatment. First of all (and this is what’s most important, of course!), here’s my before and after.
My teeth before and my teeth 24 hours after the Zoom! Whitening
About ZOOM! Whitening:
ZOOM! is a chair-side whitening procedure that uses a safe whitening gel and a low intensity light which activates the gel. The ZOOM! method has proven to make teeth 6-10 shades whiter in about an hour. More about ZOOM! here.
I am very pleased with the results! The treatment was quick and my teeth definitely look whiter, as you can see on the pictures. However, I will not be doing it again…
I did not experience any sensitivity or pain during the whitening process, but I sure did after. Even though I had taken some Ibuprofen beforehand (as recommended by the dentist), my teeth started hurting a couple of hours later. And it was pretty bad. I would experience the pain as a sharp, constant pain in all my teeth (even the ones in the back). I normally don’t have super sensitive teeth (not more than the average person), so it sure was an ‘experience’.
I had the treatment done around 11 am and the pain lasted until the next morning. After that I was fine. I’m happy that I got it done, but I, for sure, will be doing my ultimate best now to maintain the shade my teeth are now. I do not want to experience the pain again!
If you’re considering whitening your teeth, definitely start using a toothpaste specifically for sensitive teeth as soon as possible. I started using Sensodyne (relieves painful sensitivity) about two week prior getting ZOOM!, but I probably should have started using it earlier. Also, after the treatment keep away from colored foods, coffee, tea etc. for a long as you can! You probably don’t want to get the treatment done again.