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Zoom Teeth Whitening Reviews - 3 Case Studies Worth Looking At
People have been seeking brighter, whiter teeth for centuries. With the advance of modern technology, a booming teeth whitening industry now spans the globe.
With many different methods, recommendations and trends, it can be hard to separate the wheat from the chaff and choose the best option for you.
One option that keeps coming up in zoom teeth whitening.
What is Zoom Teeth Whitening?
Zoom is an industry leading method of teeth cleaning/whitening with apparent brilliant and rapid results. For this reason, its becoming wildly popular in the teeth whitening space.
The procedure must only be performed by a registered dentist, oral hygiene specialist or dental hygienist as it is a technical and challenging procedure, and while it is perfectly safe when done as intended, it can cause problems if performed by an untrained professional.
What You Can Expect With Zoom
Patients will first sit down for an initial consultation with their dentist. A basic check-up will be performed to assess the health of the teeth and their suitability for the Zoom procedure.
A customised whitening plan is developed to ensure the best results. You will have a mould of your teeth created - you’ll find out why soon.
Usually after the initial consultation, a quick, standard clean and polish will be performed by the dentist to remove any built up plaque Now the Zoom whitening process can begin!
The dentist, or their assistant, will prepare your teeth and gums for the procedure. Your gums will be covered to prevent any of the whitening gel coming into contact with these sensitive areas.
Once prepped and ready, the Zoom whitening gel will be carefully applied to your teeth, and the super bright Zoom light will be used in conjunction to aid with breaking down and removing any discolouration and stains.
The whole procedure will last approximately 45 - 60 minutes. The gel will be removed and reapplied up to three times within the same procedure to maximise the effects.
Your dentist will then give you a kit to use at home (similar tohome whitening kits) to ensure you maintain your bright smile.
This will include those moulded teeth whitening trays we told you about earlier, along with all the instructions you’ll need to keep a bright and beautiful smile!
The Pros and Cons of Zoom Whitening
Here’s a quick cheat sheet to understanding the in's and out's of Zoom Teeth Whitening
- Fast results - Only 60 minutes for instant results
- Long lasting - Up to 3 years, with at least one year being common
- Widely available - Dentists all over Australia are using Zoom
- Safe - Zoom has been widely used for a long time, with no safety concerns to report
- Gain the best advice - Unlike other whitening treatments, Zoom requires you to visit your dentist. This means you will be getting the best advice possible
- Take home extras including custom mouth tray - Maintain your bright smile at no extra cost. The custom shaped mouth tray is great value
- Best results - of any other comparable teeth whitening treatment (in the same price range)
- Not available as an at-home treatment - The initial procedure must be performed by a registered dental professional with training in the Zoom teeth whitening system
- The Price - The one-off cost required for this procedure can turn many people off. However, this can represent good value when you factor in the time-saving benefits plus the included dental check-up
- Potential pain - Some patients report pain during and after the procedure. While it is uncommon for people with healthy teeth to experience pain, speak with your dentist if you have any concerns.
- The dentist - Some people are terrified of their dentist, often delaying necessary treatment. Remember, the Zoom Teeth Whitening procedure is safe. Some patients have used this process to help them overcome their fear of dentists!
Zoom Teeth Whitening Reviews - Does it Actually Work?
Fair enough, you can read all the online info and marketing hype you like, but the proof of the pudding is in the eating.
And you want proof. So we’ve found three case studies from around the place where people have reported on their Zoom teeth whitening procedure and detailed their experience. Here’s the quick rundown of what they said!
To aid in showing you that Zoom teeth whitening DOES work, and is not a scam (like certain other procedures) take a look at the following three case studies:
CASE STUDY 1 - PopSugar.com.au (with before & After Photos)
Alison Rice confesses her love for Lara Bingle’s teeth. Specifically, their incredibly dazzlingly white brilliance. Inspired; when Alison’s opportunity to have her own teeth professionally whitened came up, she jumped at the chance to try Zoom.
Initially apprehensive, Alison quickly settled into the procedure that was being performed by the more than capable, Dr Mark Levi. No pain was experienced except for a small jolt at the beginning.
As shown in the before and after photo’s, Alison’s teeth are as white as white can be. Literally. Her teeth were as bright as the brightest tooth on the scale. As one might expect, Alison was incredibly happy with the results!
CASE STUDY 2 - RealSelf.com
This author had a different experience to Alison’s. Overall, they were happy with their results and all things considered, would do it again.
However, unlike Alison, they did not have their procedure performed by a dentist, but a dentist hygienist. Additionally, the did not initially experience any pain. But then it began.
Reporting that they were not able to continue with the procedure due to the pain, they left halfway through, picking up some painkillers from their regular dentist.
After gritting their teeth and putting up with it, the pain left after 17 hours.
They were also left with incredibly white teeth, and reported that the take home kit really helped to improve the results (remembering that the procedure was interrupted halfway through).
CASE STUDY 3 - 'TheReasonableBlonde' (with before and after photos)
Kelly B reports a similar experience as Alison’s. She and her partner went along together. Interestingly, a few weeks before the procedure,
Kelly switched to a toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth, while her partner continued using their regular whitening toothpaste.
Kelly only reported once instance of discomfort that soon passed. However, her partner was only just able to make it through the session, nearly stopping due to the pain. In the end, both Kelly and her partner were left with great results.
So does Zoom teeth whitening really work? The answer is undoubtedly; yes! However, those who have sensitive teeth are recommended to discuss the Zoom whitening procedure with their dentist first - and if it's a little out of your budget, consider other forms of more affordable teeth whitening.
Additionally, as Kelly did, it is probably a good idea to stop using your whitening toothpaste (which contain abrasive elements designed to scrape away stains) & whitening strips for a few weeks before the procedure.
At the end of the day, they’re your teeth, and you can do what you want with them. But, if you are prepared to sit still in a chair for 60 minutes while someone fiddles with your mouth, and you want the whitest teeth possible, Zoom is an excellent choice!