If you’ve ever had Zoom professional whitening, you may be aware of the discomfort after your procedure. This discomfort may come in short pulses of pain, commonly referred to as “zingers.” Dr. Robert Lozano of RB Dental Excellence in San Diego, CA, can educate patients on zingers and how long they typically last.
What are “zingers?”
In the dental field, a “zinger” refers to moments of discomfort in the teeth after certain dental services such as professional Zoom teeth whitening. These sharp “zings” of pain can be bothersome to patients. Fortunately, Zoom whitening sensitivity is minor and short-lived for many of our patients who choose to brighten their smiles with this method.
How long do zingers last after teeth whitening?!
It is not unusual for patients to experience “zingers” after Zoom teeth whitening. Sensitive teeth are a common side effect of most whitening treatments. The good news is that these zingers typically only last a few hours after treatment. If they persist for more than a day or two, contact your dentist in Rancho Bernardo to discuss possible causes and solutions. In almost all cases, the sensitivity will dissipate within a week or so after completing the whitening treatment.
What can I do to reduce the occurrence of zingers?
You can do a few things to minimize the likelihood of experiencing zingers after teeth whitening. One is to avoid drinking or eating anything acidic or abrasive in nature. Also, make sure to use toothpaste and mouthwash specially formulated for sensitive teeth. Finally, avoid over-the-counter whitening products, as they often contain harsh chemicals that can cause sensitivity. Stick with a professional treatment like Zoom and you’re much more likely to experience minimal zingers.
How can I learn more about Zoom professional teeth whitening?
At RB Dental Excellence, our team of professionals is here to educate patients on the many ways they can enhance their smile with professional and cosmetic dentistry solutions. If you are interested in bleaching your teeth to whiten your smile, connect with our team today by calling (858) 485-0707 to request an appointment at 16959 Bernardo Center Drive, Suite #103. We are open to new and returning patients and can evaluate you to determine if Zoom professional teeth whitening is the right choice for you!