When it comes to beauty projects, not only do I need to be able to see results, I need the results to be discernable to to others. And Zoom did both. My teeth were brighter and whiter both in person and in photos. In the photo on the left, my teeth before treatment. On the right, my teeth after Zoom.
To keep it up, my teeth need to be cleaned at least twice a year and I have to use the bleaching tray at least once a week. Since my bottom teeth tend to become darker than my top, ( its not uncommon) the Zoom technician suggested that after the first hour with both trays, I then refill the bottom tray and keep that on for another hour. Great tip!
The Zoom lightening process runs about $900 and the bleach for the trays is $20 for about 15 treatments. It works best on teeth that are yellowed or have brown areas. It is not so successful in lightening greyish/blue discoloration from injury or tetracycline. Zoom also cannot be used to lighten teeth that have caps, laminates or veneers. These surfaces will not lighten to the same color as the natural teeth and can leave you with a mouth of multi-colored choppers. As happy as I am with my tooth lightening, I am still curious about other methods. Has anyone tried Go-Smile? Other laser lighteners?
A stylist friend told me that tooth whitening is one of the four beauty essentials that celebs use to get ready for the red carpet. On Wednesday, I will post her Red Carpet Regimen. While the four step regimen works for women ( and men) of any age, it really delivers when the last time you saw forty was on a speedometer.