Do you believe that the color of a person’s teeth can completely change the way they look? Having a whiter smile can instantly change the way you look by making your entire face appear sharper and brighter. Outward looks aren’t everything, but confidence is! When it comes to beauty, I live under the belief that you should do whatever is going to make YOU feel more confident.
I recently had my teeth Zoom whitened at Diamond Smiles in Hoover, AL. When I told my husband I was going to do this, he warned me against it! He told me that it hurt pretty badly back when he did it in high school. But you have to take a male’s pain with a grain of salt, am I right? After all, I can handle a little pain for beauty!
I scheduled a consultation with the dentist, Dr. Jordan at Diamond Smiles and had the most wonderful experience. He and his staff were so warm and welcoming and answered all the questions I had anticipated asking.
Here are some of the most common questions asked about professional teeth whitening:
Where can you get Zoom whitening done?
At a certified dental office
Does insurance cover the cost of Zoom whitening?
What is the cost of Zoom whitening?
How long do the results of professional teeth whitening last?
Teeth whitening is not permanent. If you expose your teeth to foods and beverages that cause staining (coffee & wine) you may see the whiteness start to fade in as little as one month. However, you will get personalized trays and touch up gel to boost your whitening at home after you finish the in-patient Zoom procedure.
Does Zoom teeth whitening hurt?
Okay so here’s the deal. Zoom whitening isn’t painless. Most people’s teeth are naturally sensitive and when you bleach them it can intensify sensitivity. However, there are ways to reduce pain when having your teeth professionally whitened. Thankfully, Dr. Jordan at Diamond Smiles knows his stuff. They’ve been professionally whitening their patients for years with Zoom and have found a few tips and tricks to lessen the pain during the whitening process as well as.
How Long Does it Take?
The entire Zoom whitening process takes about 2 hours. After they take your impressions (to make your take-home trays), they will start prepping your mouth with spacers, gauze, and special gel to protect your gums from the bleach. Then, the first round of bleach goes on and you sit under the light for 15 minutes. They do provide glasses to protect your eyes from the light. The standard Zoom whitening treatment is four 15 minute sessions under the light. However, I only completed three rounds.
Here the zinger: I didn’t start to feel any sort of sensitivity or “zingers” until my third round of Zoom. The pain in your teeth is really hard to describe. It kinda feels like a hot sting combined with the pressure your teeth feel when you have a really bad sinus infection. Tolerable, but not so tolerable that I wanted to endure it for another 15 minutes, you feel me? Thus, I decided to bow out on my third round.
After talking with a handful of other people who had done Zoom whitening, they said they had the exact same experience and couldn’t make it all four rounds, so I think that is really normal.
Unfortunately, the “zingers” keep coming in waves after your procedure. Thankfully, mine lasted for about 4 hours prior and then seized completely. I drank room temperature water for a few days but was able to drink cold liquids normally about 3 days after my Zoom procedure.
Note: You cannot have any coffee or red wine for at least 48 hours after your Zoom whitening. The pores of your teeth are open and very porous, making it extremely easy for stains to get on your teeth during this time period.
SAVE $100 OFF ZOOM at Diamond Smiles – Hoover
I love my results and enjoy them in the mirror every day! If you are in the Birmingham area, I highly recommend visiting Diamond Smiles in Hoover. Dr. Jordan and his team are super detail-oriented and tailor each procedure to the patient. I’m so excited to partner with them to offer my readers a discount on Zoom whitening. Mention The Southern Source to receive $100 off your Zoom Whitening service.
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