Tooth discolouration can happen even if you practice good oral hygiene. Many factors lead to tooth discolouration, like age, genetics, smoking, certain medications, and consuming staining foods or beverages. Any of these factors can be responsible for staining your teeth.
But if you have discoloured teeth, there is no need to worry. Teeth whitening treatments like the Zoom whitening procedure can give you that pearly white smile you’ve always wanted.
This article teaches about Dos and Don’ts after getting the Zoom teeth whitening treatment.
But first, what is Zoom Teeth Whitening?
Zoom teeth whitening is the most popular teeth whitening treatment used in Australia and worldwide. An almost hour-long tooth whitening treatment offers the most dramatic results and makes your teeth visibly lighter.
During this tooth whitening procedure, your dentist will cover your lips and gums before applying the hydrogen peroxide whitening gel to your teeth. The dentist uses a specialised light to speed up the whitening process and remove the stains from your teeth.
Once the procedure is complete, your dentist will apply a fluoride treatment to prevent sensitivity.
Do’s After the Zoom Teeth Whitening
If you want to maintain that selfie-ready smile, here’s what you need to do:
- Do Maintain Good Oral Hygiene
Maintaining good oral hygiene is incredibly important. You should always brush twice and floss daily. It’ll help to keep your mouth healthy by preventing the buildup of plaque and tartar. Taking care of your oral hygiene will also ensure that your teeth stay white.
- Do Use At-Home Teeth Whitening Kit
After the Zoom whitening treatment, your dentist will give you a teeth whitening kit to take home. Be sure to use the whitening kit per your dentist’s instructions.
- Do Use a Gentle Mouthwash
Use a gentle mouthwash after eating to keep your freshly whitened teeth free of debris and prevent staining. Mouthwash is an effective way to rinse any leftover food particles that could lead to tooth discolouration.
- Do Use the Right Toothpaste
Your teeth will be sensitive after the whitening treatment. You can use toothpaste specifically made for your teeth to alleviate these symptoms.
Also, use teeth whitening toothpaste after getting the Zoom whitening treatment to maintain the results of the treatments for weeks. But remember that you must wait at least a week after the Zoom teeth whitening procedure to use whitening toothpaste.
Don’ts After the Zoom Teeth Whitening
Your teeth can still be porous after the whitening procedure. So, here’s what you should never do after the Zoom teeth whitening:
- Don’t Consume Staining Foods
Staining foods like coloured sauces, chocolate, berries, candies, and certain foods (mangoes, plums, oranges, etc.) can stain your teeth. So, avoiding these foods is better for maintaining a bright and healthy smile.
- Don’t Take Any Colored Beverages
Along with avoiding staining foods, you should prevent staining beverages like red wine, tea, sodas, tea, and coffee. These drinks will stain your teeth and impact the zoom teeth whitening results.
- Don’t Use Colored Toothpaste and Mouthwash
Coloured dental products do more harm than good. Coloured toothpaste and mouthwash can re-stain your teeth faster. So, it’s better to use white- or light-coloured dental products.
- Don’t Smoke
Smoking or using other tobacco products can harm your health and stain your teeth. Try to quit smoking to maintain your pearly white smile.
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