One of the biggest concerns we hear at Broadway Smiles from patients looking to have their teeth professionally whitened using the Zoom Whitening procedure is, “does Zoom Whitening hurt?” As a leading dental practice in Vancouver, we understand the apprehensions that come with new dental procedures, especially when it involves something as sensitive as your teeth. In this post, we aim to dispel the myths and set the record straight about the potential for pain and discomfort in the Zoom Whitening Procedure.
To address your concerns adequately, it’s crucial to first understand what the Zoom Whitening Procedure involves. This in-office tooth whitening method uses the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp to accelerate the bleaching process. As the 25% hydrogen peroxide whitening breaks down, oxygen penetrates the enamel and dentin, bleaching stained substances while leaving the tooth’s structure unchanged.
In most cases, the Zoom Whitening Procedure is painless.
The procedure has been designed with patient comfort in mind. At Broadway Smiles, our experienced dental professionals ensure that your lips and gums are fully protected, exposing only your teeth during the procedure. The Zoom light and the whitening gel then work together to gently break up stains and discolouration.
However, it’s important to note that sensitivity levels vary from person to person. A small number of patients might experience minor discomfort, usually due to pre-existing conditions such as tooth sensitivity or gum disease. It’s crucial to discuss these with our team prior to your Zoom Whitening session.
It’s normal for some patients to experience temporary sensitivity following the procedure. This sensation typically subsides within 1-3 days after treatment, it may last longer in some patients. We usually suggest using a toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth before and after your Zoom Whitening session to help alleviate potential sensitivity.
While ‘unpleasant’ can mean different things to different people, the Zoom Whitening Procedure is generally considered to be straightforward and even relaxing. The most ‘unpleasant’ part of the procedure is keeping your mouth open for an extended period of time.The procedure lasts approximately an hour, during which you can enjoy music, watch TV, or simply relax as our team works diligently to brighten your smile.
At Broadway Smiles, patient comfort is our utmost priority. If you’re contemplating a Zoom Whitening Procedure but are worried about potential discomfort, we encourage you to contact us to learn more about Zoom Whitening. We’re always ready to discuss the process, address your concerns, and adjust the treatment to meet your unique needs and comfort levels.