ZOOM! In Office Whitening Post Care

The next 72 hours are important in enhancing and maximizing your whitening results for a long-lasting, bright, and healthy smile.

Everyone’s teeth have a protective layer called the acquired pellicle. This layer contains the surface dental stains and is removed during a regular dental cleaning or the whitening process. It takes twelve to twenty-four hours for the barrier to fully develop again.

To maximize the whitening, we ask that for the next 72 hours, you DO NOT consume dark or yellow staining substances such as:

  • Tobacco Products
  • Coffee / Tea
  • Red Wine
  • Dark Colored Sodas

In addition, do not use any colored mouthwash or home fluoride treatments.

Minimizing Pain

While extreme discomfort after treatment is uncommon, a small number of patients do report experiencing heightened sensitivity from Zoom! Whitening. This discomfort presents itself as a bothersome tingling sensation, often referred to as ‘zingers,’ on your teeth.

If post-operative sensitivity occurs, to ease your symptoms we recommend taking anti-inflammatory medication such as what you would normally use for a headache.

You can also purchase over-the-counter toothpastes, such as Sensodyne, that aid in treating sensitivity to use until your teeth return to their normal sensitivity levels.

OUR TIP: Teeth whitening is a safe, painless procedure for most. However, excessive treatment and overuse of whitening gel can be highly damaging to the health of your teeth and gums. Whether you choose Zoom! Whitening or another treatment for your smile, be sure to follow the instructions carefully.

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