Post # 1
I just purchased a groupon for Zoom Whitening. I’m a little nervous because I have sensitive teeth. Can anyone share their experience with me? Did you like it? Did it make your teeth super sensitive? Post pictures of your results if you have them!!
Post # 3
My Fiance is getting it done in September. I couldn’t believe all the stuff you can’t eat for two days :O
Hopefully it works! I’m curious to see how it worked out for bees 🙂
Just curious what your Groupon was for too! It’s pretty pricey in my opinion but he has bad coffee and smoking habits so whitestrips won’t cut it.
Post # 4
I will be able to report on this in a few weeks! It was reasonably cheap through my orthodontist, so I’ll be having it done instead of the 2 week process that comes with my invisalign. I’m told that they use a deadening substance, so the actual whitening shouldn’t be a problem; not sure about after? Anyhoo I’ll check back in! 🙂
Post # 5
My groupon was for $99.00!! I couldn’t believe it! 🙂
Post # 7
I work in a dental office with another girl who is engaged and we are both getting zoom done
Post # 8
Please please please please please have it done at least 2 weeks before the wedding and not any time after that.
I had a whitening treatment done (not exactly Zoom, but it’s very similar) 2 weeks before my wedding and the gel burned the inside of my mouth. I had bad white blisters under my tongue, on my gums next to it. I couldn’t talk or eat for a couple days at least and that’s when I finally bought some extra strength numbing gel which helped a little, but I had to reapply every hour. It didn’t fully heal until 1 week later. I can’t imagine what I would have done if it would have been closer to my wedding day. And I don’t even have sensitive teeth! Note that they (usually…) put Sensodyne on your gums before so it prevents your gums from absorbing anything, and it did work for me, but the soft tissue was just ruined. Read up before going!
Post # 9
@ms_nickie: That’s awesome! It’s costing him $250…hope it works!
Post # 10
I had it done a while ago. It gave great results only you must do it a couple of weeks before the wedding because is may be uneven at first and your teeth will be very sensitive. Also you will have alot of food restrictions. My dentist said he managed to lighten my teeth by 6 shades and I already had white teeth. Good luck!
Post # 11
I’m back to report!
Price: (for anyone wondering) Zoom is usually $350 at my orthodontist, but I got it for $100 since I had just done invisalign with them
Waiting period: My ortho recommends you do it at least one week before your wedding because any calcifications on your teeth can make a slight pattern in the whitening, but it evens out within that time. With Zoom they very carefully and painstakingly apply a barrier to your gums that is kind of like a paper mache so you will not get serious injury there or anywhere else in your mouth. You might get a little discoloration here and there at the gumline between teeth (I had 2 tiny spots) but it goes away and heals in a few days. No blisters or anything like that with zoom since your dental hygenist should know what they’re doing.
Experience: They usually do three 15 minute whitening rounds, and another one if they have any extra whitening gel left over in the tube.
I got through one complete round before the shooting pains set in, and after that she was able to sidestep it by putting only a light coat on my affected upper teeth and then none at all after they couldn’t handle it and we just did some more on my bottom teeth which are usually a shade darker anyway.
I had some pain during the process and then very sporadic shooting pains the rest of the evening (I did this at 3pm) but I’ll note that I fully expected my teeth to be angry and sensitive so it’s probably a better experience for other people.
The end result is worth it since you get SO much whiter and it’s so even and thorough, and they do give you relief gel to use that should sooth some of the pain.
Post # 12
Can you really notice a difference? Like noticably? enough to have it done? I’m debating this decision as I really hate pain and have zero tolerance 🙁
Post # 13
My dentist doesn’t recommend it, but I have never had it done. His opinion is that it can be uneven, can cause sensitivity, and doesn’t last as long as compared to more tradtional methods that you keep up on an ongoing basis. I am just sticking with my normal bi-weekly whitening gel, and having a wedding polish done by my dentist a few days before the wedding (and then no coffee for me until I am a Mrs.)
Post # 14
Update: I had the Zoom done yesterday. They did 4 rounds of 15 minutes and my teeth look amazing!! I am so glad that I did it. I did get the “zingers” that they talked about half way through the second round, but they were nothing compaired to what I had built up in my mind. I would definately recommend this whitening method to others as there is a real noticeable difference. People have complemented me a ton today. 🙂
Post # 15
I use the Advanced Crest Whitening strips twice a year (plus whitening toothpaste and listerine whitening rinse daily) and I am always getting compliments on my teeth.
It is a lot cheaper than professional whitening ($38.00 x 2) and my dentist actually recommended against Zoom or similar methods of whitening (for several reasons, some mentioned above).
Post # 16
This thread has been helpful. I am also considering having this procedure done. I’ll likely do it in early November and will report back.