Zoom Whitening: StoriesWrite a Review
- posted 3 years ago
- updated 3 years ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $100
- Dallas, Texas
I got a flyer in the mail about free Zoom...
- 15 Jun 2009
I got a flyer in the mail about free Zoom whitening if you got x-rays. I wasn't eligible for x-rays from my insurance right then but I found out that they would only cost $70, so that seemed like a really good deal, so I went ahead. (So it actually cost me $70, I'm not sure how much the normal charge is here). I read all the reviews on this site so I was understandably fairly nervous. These reviews were not completely helpful to me on here, because it seems like there are a lot of posts about extreme pain that are the rare cases. Naturally I don't really know how rare a lot of the pain is, certainly there are a lot of complaints on here.
As for me, though, I definitely want to say that if you want to do this, don't be afraid that there is guaranteed pain, because there isn't. For me, the hard part was actually keeping my mouth open for the half-hour. I could feel the heat, and I kept having to swallow, but it was somewhere between "painfree" and "extremely mild pain." In general, I would classify the experience as uncomfortable, but that refers to having to hold your mouth open, not actual pain. I was waiting for all the "zingers" but I only felt one teensy twinge that wasn't really pain and I actually had to wonder if that was supposed to be one because it wasn't much of anything.
The heat lamp is what made me nervous, it's freaky to be in the chair without being able to move, and feeling the heat, but if the office adequately protects your mouth you shouldn't feel too much of it. Towards the end I started to feel it more and I was worried but before I had time to worry too much it was over. The 2nd 15 minutes, I probably could have used a bit more sunscreen on my lips, but that was all.
Right now, 30 minutes after it's all over, I am just kind of "aware" of my teeth, they feel a bit sensitive, a bit of pressure. Maybe they will feel more sensitive later on. I am very pleased with the results. I wasn't particularly "yellow" beforehand, but I am definitely palpably brighter, I took a picture of myself and my smile looks pretty. I'm glad I went.
I don't know if I would do it again simply because of the price - don't want to pay that much money, although I'm not saying that it's not worth that much if you are happy with the results, just that I wanted to get a good color and then hopefully maintain the whiteness with other methods as much as possible instead of having the full treatment. I classify my teeth right now as a step or two below movie star white. How can I describe them? They are white! They look great. But they don't look like the episode of Ross on Friends where his teeth are glowing in the dark. I do have one tooth that's still not as bright as the others (like it was before the treatment), but don't get a picture in your head of a grossly discolored tooth. :) I'm just trying to be perfectly honest with how it went.
Overall, I am happy with my results, I think I got a great bargain, my teeth are white, not somewhat off-white like they used to be. They are grinning at me in the mirror.