I smoke pot. Will Zoom Whitening help whiten my teeth?

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No judging. I’m smoke marijuana. It’s legal where I live. Anyway, I have a big interview coming up. I feel like being a pot smoker has given me discolored teeth. The best way to describe it is an ugly, yellow-green shade. I was wondering if Zoom Whitening will take care of it? I’m interested in Zoom because I want it done fast. I can’t seem to find any information online to see if it addresses pot stains on teeth? Any tips?

-Jason in Colorado


First question, when was your last cleaning? This is important because for any teeth whitening method to be effective, it’s best to start with clean teeth. This ensures the whitening agents to cover the teeth evenly to avoid splotches. That’s one of the reasons over-the-counter teeth whitening kits miss the mark. Also, they are nowhere near as powerful as professional teeth whitening.

Stains from smoking pot come off pretty easily if they haven’t been on your teeth for too long. One thing you could really benefit from is to brush your teeth after smoking. This little tweak may help you avoid the stains completely. Then, the more stubborn stains can likely be removed during your regular cleaning, if they are surface stains.

The deeper stains, which sound more in line with what you have described, may respond to Zoom whitening. At this time, there isn’t much research on about how effective Zoom actually is for pot stains. Kor whitening is one of the strongest whitening formulations on the market. So, that may be another possibility for fast, effective results. Since marijuana has been legalized in many states, there will likely be more studies and data available as time goes on.

Another thing you need to be aware of you continue to smoke pot is that calculus tends to build up faster in the mouth. This can mean a higher risk of tooth decay and gum disease. This is a direct correlation to the THC in marijuana. Also, pot smokers gravitate toward sugary snacks and drinks after smoking, which is also detrimental to oral health.

Although you are looking for bright, white teeth right away, for your upcoming interview, it’s probably best to have a regular cleaning and exam scheduled. The dentist can then determine if there is any pending work that needs to be done before using in-office teeth whitening techniques. Or if you’re lucky, the stains will be removed during the cleaning.

To sum it all up, there hasn’t been much testing or anything proven regarding Zoom, specifically on pot stains. But there’s no reason it shouldn’t be effective. Good luck at your interview!

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