I got Zoom whitening 3 weeks ago but now my teeth are not as white as they were at first. I was told that my teeth would stay white. Is this normal? – Zuni
Zuni – When you first receive in-office Zoom Whitening, your teeth will be brighter than in the days to come. In a week or so, after your teeth rehydrate, the color may be a few shades darker than when you first received the treatment, but that’s normal. In-office Zoom treatment is way to jump-start the whitening process, but it doesn’t eliminate the need for future whitening treatments.
Dentists provide patients with take-home whitening kits to use after in-office treatment. When you use the kit as directed by your dentist, your teeth will continue to whiten. But do not use the take-home kit more than directed by your dentist. It is possible to over-bleach your teeth. When that happens, your teeth can appear gray in color.
If you are following your dentist’s instructions for at-home treatment, but want your teeth even whiter, speak with our dentist about it. He or she will let you know how it can safely be done without harming your teeth.
This post is sponsored by Bedminster, NJ cosmetic dentist Dr. Allyson Hurley.