(Closed) When to ZOOM?

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I did britesmile, which is similar to Zoom. I did it right before our engagement photos (3 months ago) and my teeth are still picture perfetc, even though I drink coffe and wine all the time. I would suggest sooner rather than later because I had sharp pains in my teeth for several days afterward and you wouldn’t want that during your wedding.

Post # 4
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17 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I had it done about a week and a half ago (wedding is in October). They assured me that it should last 3-5 years, and that there is always the option of a touch-up gel (about $40, according to them) if I felt like I needed it. It worked pretty well for me (brightened at least two shades in the chair, and another shade after a week of their nighttime followup gels). They warned about sensititvity, especially within the first two-three weeks, so maybe you’d want to give yourself at least that much time, if not more if your teeth are usually sensitive. Touch wood, I only felt some twinges that first 24 hours, and nothing since then.

 Another reason to do it semi-early: ZOOM requires you to wear what are essentially clear plastic retainers overnight for two weeks after, with whitening gel in them, to finish the job. Not painful, but certainly not attractive. I’d hate to have done it too close to the wedding and have been forced to drag that junk on my honeymoon…
good luck!

Post # 5
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1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

My wedding is August 9th and my whitening is scheduled for August 4th.  The trays used after are not necessary for everyone.  I will be doing the trays until the day before the wedding.  Every person I know who has had the light whitening done has had  a very different experience.  Some say it works great the first 15 min, others go longer, some use trays, some don’t.  I talked to my dentist about it and we worked out a plan that would work best for me.  You can’t drink coffee, tea, red wine, grape juice, etc… for quite awhile after the whitening as your teeth are more porous for a few days. 

I suggest making an appointment with your dentist and discussing it with him/her.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2008

hi there,

 to avoid the sharp pains, i suggest brushing with sensodyne at least two weeks prior to your appointment. for the zoom, you don’t have to use the trays everynight, i was told just to do it once a week.

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