Zoom Post Whitening Instructions
Congratulations on completing the Zoom Whitening process!
Now that your teeth are significantly whiter, there are a few guidelines to help maintain the look of your beautiful new smile. Your teeth have a protective layer called the protein layer, which is removed during Zoom treatments and typically takes 4-6 hours for the barrier to fully develop again.
That said, here is a list of what you CAN and CANNOT eat or drink after the procedure. Your food and drinks should be considered a “white diet” (anything that would stain a white shirt…will stain your teeth) for at least 4-6 hours following the procedure.
Drinks: red wine, coffee, dark sodas, tea
Fruits: grapes or any fruit with color
Foods: mustard, ketch-up, red sauces, soy sauce, steak sauce, red meat (steak or hamburger), anything with color
No smoking and No lipstick
Drinks: milk, water, clear soda, white wine
Fruits: banana, apple (no peel)
Foods: white bread or flour tortillas, plain yogurts, white cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese, white rice, baked potato, pasta with white sauce, turkey or skinless chicken breast
If you should experience any tooth sensitivity, “zingers”, following the procedure, don’t forget to use the remainder of the Relief ACP Gel provided before your next meal. In addition, you may also take 600mg of ibuprofen (3 tabs of regular Advil or Motrin) every 4 hours, as needed. We also recommend that you brush with sensitivity relief toothpaste for the next few days to help reduce any sensitivity you may still have.
Then use the custom trays at home starting the night after the treatment along with the provided DayWhite Gel for 15-30 minutes, which will also improve the shade of your teeth another few shades. Also, during this period, we ask you to avoid certain staining food following the use of the custom trays to improve the results.