Zoom Whitening Vs OTC Methods

Dr. Carol Jin offers zoom teeth whitening in San Ramon. Many people may not be familiar with the differences between professional whitening and over-the-counter methods. It’s important to understand the risks associated with using these less expensive, at-home options.

Don’t Risk Using Cheaper Products

Zoom Whitening vs OTCUnlike over-the-counter (OTC) teeth whitening, Zoom Whitening has little to no adverse side effects. The risks of further damage to your gums, nerves, bones, and more may not be worth the trouble, especially if you already suffer from sensitive teeth. OTC whitening products, even though they are less expensive, have sometimes been known to cause more harm than good. Side effects of DIY teeth whitening could include:

  • Soft tissue irritation
  • Stomach problems
  • Mouth infections
  • Nerve damage
  • Gum Shrinking
  • Spotted & patchy teeth
  • Nerve & bone damage

OTCs Can’t Compete With Zoom Whitening

Many OTC whitening products may work, but results vary and are usually a short-term treatment that quickly fades back to the undesired color you were attempting to brighten. Using a “one-size fits all” brightening tray may not necessarily fit the way your mouth is designed. When a mouth strip touches your gums and activates the bleach, it can cause irritation and damage to your gums and nerves. If you have any cavities or chipped teeth even more painful complications may occur.

DIY Whitening Can Cause Long-term Damage

At-home bleaching on a continuous basis can lead to uneven whitening and patches of discolored enamel, which can eventually cause permanent damage. The risks of attempting to whiten your teeth at home can lead to a myriad of painful side effects. It’s important for a professional to assess the overall health of your teeth so that you’re not causing them damage. A healthy mouth needs to be obtained first before one can safely brighten their smile.

Zoom Whitening Is Safe & Easy

With Zoom whitening, results will last longer than any other product on the market. Our gentle and highly trained staff has the newest techniques and equipment to help you achieve that perfect smile you’ve always wanted. There are little to no side effects but the Zoom light has been known to cause a minor tingling sensation which will dissipate over time. For those who already have sensitive teeth, an anti-sensitivity toothpaste is recommended.

Call Today To Learn More Ways To Brighten Your Smile

If you’d like to learn more about the differences between Zoom whitening and over-the-counter methods, contact Dr. Carol Jin in San Ramon. We’re here to answer any questions you may have and can schedule your professional teeth whitening today. Give us a call for more information, we look forward to hearing from you.