How Long Do Zingers Last After Zoom Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening before and After

Zoom teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment that uses a special light-activated gel to brighten teeth quickly and effectively. In just one appointment, patients can see a significant improvement in the color of their teeth, making it a popular choice for those who want to enhance their smile.


How Zoom Teeth Whitening Works

Zoom teeth whitening works by using a hydrogen peroxide gel that is activated by a special light. The gel is applied to the teeth, and the light is used to accelerate the whitening process. The light helps to break down the hydrogen peroxide gel, allowing oxygen to enter the enamel and dentin of the teeth. This process removes stains and discoloration from the teeth, resulting in a brighter, whiter smile.


Why You May Experience Sensitivity

One of the most common side effects of Zoom teeth whitening is tooth sensitivity.  Sensitivity is caused by the hydrogen peroxide gel penetrating the enamel and dentin of the teeth, reaching the nerve endings in the pulp. The sensitivity usually lasts for a few days after the treatment. It can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and desensitizing toothpaste. Generally for most patients, this sensitivity will be in the form of sensitivity to hot or cold, but for some patients this could also be in the form what is commonly called “Zingers”.


What are “Zingers” and how can I reduce it?

Zingers are sudden quick pains that can occur in the teeth after Zoom teeth whitening. It is caused by the gel penetrating the enamel and dentin of the teeth and lifting the stains on the teeth. A side effect of that being that some of the film on the enamel can be thinned causing increased sensitivity. To reduce the occurrence of zingers, patients can use a desensitizing toothpaste before and after the treatment. They can also avoid hot or cold drinks and food for a few days after the treatment. The good news is that this sensitivity does not last very long. It will usually occur shortly after the treatment or can occur a few days after the treatment. Regardless once it starts it should only last a few hours. If it lasts for more than 48 hours please Contact us immediately.


How Long Does Zoom Teeth Whitening Lasts

The effects of Zoom teeth whitening can vary depending on several factors, including the patient’s diet and oral hygiene habits. The effects of Zoom teeth whitening can last between 6 months to a year, but some patients see results last up to 2 years with proper oral hygiene.  Zoom teeth whitening is a safe, fast and effective way to brighten your smile. This makes it a popular choice for those who want to enhance their smile quickly and effectively.


Want to learn more about Zoom Teeth Whitening?

Dr Hang Le and her team at My Fairfax Dental are ready to help educate you on your options to get that whiter smile. If you are interested in Zoom Teeth Whitening, then please Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get the smile you deserve.

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