As we get older, our teeth can start losing their whiteness because of the food and drinks we consume, and this can lead to some people being self-conscious about their smiles. If this is familiar to you, there are things that you can do, and your dentist can help you bring back that shining white smile. If you are considering teeth whitening treatment at your dentist and want to know what to expect, below is how your dentist can treat you and prepare you, so you know what will happen.

An Initial Consultation With Your Dentist

Before you start the procedure, you will first need to consult with your dentist, and they will look at how stained your teeth are. They will tell you how many treatments you require to get your teeth to the whiteness you want and give you an idea of how much it will cost. They will also tell you how much difference it will make to the colour of your teeth, so there are no surprises after receiving the treatment. 

Your Visit To The Dentist

When you choose Zoom teeth whitening treatment in Sydney or anywhere else in and outside Australia, the initial treatment will usually last for about 45 minutes, broken down into three 15-minute sessions. The dentist will apply a gel to your teeth before each treatment, and then use an LED light that activates the gel and starts the whitening process. The procedure is repeated three times, on the same visit, and after the third treatment, they will apply a fluoride gel which will help make your teeth less sensitive.

During The Treatment

Some patients experience zingers during the treatment, which are brief flashes of pain, and if you experience this, you should let your dentist know. You can get this pain because the nerves in the teeth react to the treatment, and it is not anything to worry about, but you should inform your dentist if you experience pain or discomfort.

Keeping Your Teeth Shining White

After your dentist finishes the treatment, they will also advise you on how to keep them in shining white condition. You will need to have an excellent oral hygiene routine, and as well as this, also be careful with what you eat and drink. Some of the foods and drink you will want to avoid so you can keep your teeth nice and white are as follows:

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Red Wine
  • Citrus Fruits
  • Tomato Sauce (including pasta sauces)
  • Curry
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Beetroot
  • Berries
  • Soy Sauce

If you can avoid these foods it can help keep your teeth in excellent condition and shining bright, and with your new white smile you will be full of confidence again and ready to show off your smile. You can consider other treatments to bring back the whiteness to your teeth but Zoom teeth whitening is one of the most effective treatments you can choose. You can try home treatments, and you can also use these after you have had your Zoom treatment, which can help keep your teeth white. Along with changing your diet, you can make a lasting change that will make you happy to open your mouth and smile at everyone you meet.