ZOOM Post Op

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 new smile. The teeth have a protective laver called the protein pellicule. This layer contains the surface dental stains and is removed during Zoom treatments. It takes twelve to twenty four hours for the barrier to fully develop again. First, use the custom trays at home with the provided supplemental sealer/whitener as indicated during the appointment. Also, during this period, we ask you to avoid certain staining foods and products.

Here is a list of what you CAN and CAN NOT eat or drink after the procedure. You do not want eat any food with color (anything that would stain a white shirt) for 24 hours after the procedure.


Drink: milk, water, clear soda

Fruits: bananas, apple (no peel)

White bread or flour tortillas

Plain yogurts, white cheese, sour cream

Cottage cheese, white rice, baked potato

Plain pasta and white sauce

Turkey or skinless breast


Red wine, dark cola’s, coffee, tea

Grapes or any fruit with color

Mustard or Ketchup

Red sauces

Soy sauce or steak sauce

No smoking and No lipstick

Red meat (steak or hamburger)


You may experience some tooth sensitivity during this period. To prevent this, take 600mg of Ibuprofen (3 tabs of regular Advil or Motrin) every 4 hours for 24 hours. Also, we recommend that you brush your teeth with sensitive toothpaste such as Sensodyne for the next few weeks to help reduce the sensitivity. The teeth will get back to normal soon.

Please feel free to call us should you have any questions or concerns.