(Closed) Zoom whitening, is the pain worth it?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Was Zoom whitening worth the pain?
    Yes, pain is beauty! : (2 votes)
    33 %
    No, over-the-counter whitening does almost as well without the pain. : (3 votes)
    50 %
    Other, explain. : (1 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    5009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I hope so, as I’ve bought a voucher deal to have it done at a reputable local dentist!

    Post # 5
    75 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Best of luck to you guys with the Zoom, but for my 2c, it definitely wasn’t worth it.

    I had it done about 6 years ago. I needed to get a crown on my front tooth and a veneer on the other. The dentist suggested I do whitening first so that they would match the synthetic pieces they were developing for me to the whitest my teeth would get.

    The “zingers” you get continued for a long time for me and really hurt. My teeth were ULTRA white…but the pain continued and even today, my teeth are way more sensitive than they were pre-whitening. I can’t even use crest whitestrips w/o pain.

    The best thing OTC that I’ve found is the arm & hammer enhancing get. Works great, no sensitivity.


    Post # 6
    2870 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I had zoom done and I loved it, no pain for me.

    I used sensodine toothpaste for a few weeks prior to and after the procedure and I think that helped.


    Post # 7
    980 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I had BriteSmile done a few years ago, and had zero pain. Hoping to send Fiance in for it before the wedding.

    Post # 8
    374 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I completely understand being nervous about getting Zoom done, I was the same way.  I have super sensitive teeth and told my doctor that.  He assured me that my teeth would be okay and even recommended steps to take after the procedure to numb my teeth and stop the sensitivity problem.  My hygenist was super supportive and advised me to bite down when I would get a “zinger” because it will cause the sensation to go away.  All I can say is, all of my worrying was for nothing.  I did get sensitive, but not overly sensitive.  I did get “zingers” but they were not painful, the biting helped.  My hygenist gave me 4 Advil before I left the office because she said the sensitivity would increase during the evening (I left the office at 4:30pm).  I took a couple Tylenol PM around 9pm and fell into a deep sleep and I have not had any pain since.  My teeth look amazing and I am soooo happy!!     

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