Zoom whitening or LED whitening, which is best for you? Both options will no doubt give you beautiful results, but differences do appear in the cost, application and risk factors.
With Zoom whitening you will see up to 17 shades in one visit, sounds great, but remember you will have to visit a dental office for this treatment and they often require you to have a manditory check up, cleaning and x-rays taken before even considering doing zoom whitening for you. You will then have to add the cost of these services to your teeth whitening treatment, which can be upwards of $1000. With the Zoom procedure, you will have to keep your mouth open for an extended amount of time and it is very common to experience extreme sensitivity or “zingers” throughout your time under the laser and also afterwords and for the following few days. Although 17 shades whiter is alot, do you really need that much of a difference? If you don’t and think you can achieve a great white smile with about 3 to 7 shades, then your best option, in my opinion, is LED whitening.
With LED Whitening, you will get the results you’re after minus the painful sensitivity and dreaded dental visit. You can have this treatment done in a beautiful spa setting or by a Registered Dental Hygienist, like the services offered at Pearl Teeth Whitening Spa in Vancouver. All of this for a much cheaper cost, about $200.
Also good to know is that LED teeth whitening has been around for a long time, has been studied and is a very safe and convenient treatment for just about anybody.
Now you know some facts about both Zoom and LED whitening and you can choose the best option or method that works for you.
Emma Johnson is the owner of Pearl Boutique, a clinic that specializes in teeth whitening. She is a registered dental hygienist and completed her diploma at Camosun College, which offers one of the best recognized dental hygiene programs in Canada. Emma also holds a health science degree in kinesiology from the University of the Fraser Valley.