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Teeth Whitening(ZOOM!) post procedure care and instructions

Congratulations! You've just experienced a revolutionary tooth whitening procedure with us. The next 24 hours are important in enhancing and maximizing your whitening results for a long-lasting, bright and healthy smile.

What to expect after your ZOOM! whitening
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 up to twenty-four hours for the barrier to fully develop again. During this period we ask that you avoid the items listed below. You may also experience some tooth sensitivity during this period. If you do have any sensitivity symptoms, you may take over the counter pain medications. Sensitivity toothpaste such as Sensodyne may also help eliminate some of the sensitivity sensations. Should you need stronger medications, please feel free to contact us.

For the next 24 hours, dark staining substances should be avoided, such as

  • Coffee and/or tea
  • Red wine
  • Lipstick
  • Tobacco products
  • Soy sauce
  • Toothpaste with color
  • Mustard or ketchup
  • Berry pie
  • Smoking
  • Cola
  • Red sauces (such as tomato and chilli sauses)

For the next 24 hours, substances that may be consumed are

  • Milk, water, clear soda
  • Bananas, apples (no peel)
  • White bread, flour tortillas
  • Oatmeal, cream of wheat
  • White rice, baked potato
  • Plain pasta and white sauce
  • Turkey, chicken breast (no skin), white fish
  • Plain yogurt, white cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese

Additional ways to maintain your sparkling ZOOM! Smile

  • Avoid staining-related habits
  • Use an automated toothbrush
  • Seek regular professional dental hygiene care to maintain oral health, keep staining to a minimum and determine the need for whitening touch-ups.
  • In addition, continue to practice good oral hygiene including thorough tooth brushing, flossing to remove debris from between the teeth and tongue cleaning. We will assist you in selecting the products to maintain not only a white smile, but a healthy one as well
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