Got my teeth whitened yesterday. I've been dying to do it for years but never wanted to spend the money. I have whitening trays and tried Crest Whitestrips, but have longed for the instant white an hour at the dentist's office could create!
So, when a Groupon came up for Zoom Whitening for only $150 I jumped on it as a Christmas present to myself. Yep, that was last December. It took me 3 months to get around to scheduling the appointment and then another two months to get in.
Do I have whiter teeth? Absolutely! But, oh, the pain! I really think it was worse than being in labor. The last 15 minute session I counted down the seconds, clenching my fist until it was over. Oh, yeah, I could take the electrifying zings that zapped through each random tooth like that arcade game where you hit the mole over the head. I would pay that price for pearly whites.
But did I know it would continue for the rest of the day and into the next? No, I didn't and I wouldn't do it again. My gums were not sore. They were carefully protected. It was my TEETH that felt literally raw. If it were air or cold, I would just keep my mouth firmly clenched shut. But that didn't help. 400mg of Motrin did not help. 400 more mg helped take the edge off. I finally rubbed Clove oil (Thanks DoTerra) all over my gums and teeth and then I could manage, but barely.
Today I'm still sensitive but it looks like I'll survive. What price do we pay for beauty? Pain is definitely not a price I'm willing to pay again. Yeow!! Zing! Zing!