I finally talked my parents into letting me get Zoom Whitening done on my teeth. The appointment is for February 13. I did that in the hopes that if Brandon asked me out for Valentine’s Day that I’d have a beautiful smile for our date. I’ve been waiting for him to ask me out for weeks. Well, today he asked me out for Valentine’s Day, but wouldn’t you know it, he needs us to go out on the 13th because his parents are making him babysit his siblings so THEY can go out on the 14th. Will it be okay to go out with him on the same day? My aunt had Zoom done and she said her teeth hurt afterward. She does have sensitive teeth though and I don’t think I do.
Congratulations on the Zoom Whitening and the dream date! I don’t know if your aunt told you what the procedure entails, but I’ll give you a quick rundown. They will put some retractors in your mouth to isolate your teeth and gums. That is not nearly as scary as it sounds. It is mostly so you don’t have to hold your mouth open and still yourself the whole time, which would be crazy hard.
After that they’ll put this material on your gums. It is designed to protect your gums from both the whitening material and the light that will be used on your teeth. From there, the Zoom Whitening gel is applied to your teeth and you sit under the light in small installments. The whole process takes about an hour. It’s usually easy enough where people don’t even need a local anesthetic.
That being said, some people have more sensitive teeth than others. One way around this is to ask your dentist for a fluoride varnish to help lessen the sensitivity. It is also appropriate to take some over the counter pain killers, such as acetaminophen.
You know, you could even make this a two night date. At the end of your outing, you could offer to help him babysit his siblings the next day. It’s always a good idea to see what a guy is like around kids.
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