I had gum surgery to fix some recessive areas. I love the results, but now am wanting to improve my smile even more. Is it possible to get zoom whitening done or do I need to wait for a period of time?
Congrats on the gum procedure and feeling good about your smile! That is exciting. I can understand the desire to keep improving the appearance. Once you get a taste of beauty, you just want to do what you can.
You did not mention which gum grafting procedure you had done. Different ones have a varied amount of healing requirements because of the differences in invasiveness. Typically, you need between four to eight weeks of healing before you are ready for any other oral procedure.
With teeth whitening, such as Zoom Whitening, it is important that you pass the following checkpoints:
- No missing fillings or even damaged fillings
- No active, untreated decay
- No gum issues, including periodontal disease and gum injury
Additionally, you will have wanted to have a recent cleaning. Otherwise, you risk splotchy results from calculus being on the surface of the teeth.
I would simply have a consultation appointment with your dentist to see if your oral health is ready for the next step. You’ll find your smile’s appearance improves dramatically once you have them whitened, taking years off your appearance.
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