Whitening Home Instructions
To be followed for the first 48 hours after Zoom whitening.
Congratulations! You’ve just experienced a revolutionary tooth whitening procedure. The next 48 hours are important in enhancing and maximizing your whitening results for a long lasting, bright and healthy smile.
For the next 48 hours, dark staining substances should be avoided, such as:
- Coffee and/or tea
- Tobacco products
- Mustard or ketchup
- Red wine
- Soy sauce
- Berry pie
- Red sauces
Additional ways to maintain your sparkling Zoom smile:
- Avoid staining related habits
- Use a good electric 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. Your dental professional will assist you in selecting the products to maintain not only a white smile, but a healthy one as well.
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 you do not consume dark liquids or foods (i.e. coffee, tea, dark soft drinks, or red wine), as well as refraining from wearing colored lipsticks, in order to minimize shade relapse. In addition, we recommend that you avoid any “yellow” foods such as white wines and potato chips.
To avoid any unnecessary post-operative sensitivity, please self-medicate with whatever medication you would normally use for a headache. Sensitivity may occur after any dental treatment.