How Your Teeth Need to Be Treated Right After Whitening

Posted on 2/15/2020 by Winning Smile Dental Group
How Your Teeth Need to Be Treated Right After WhiteningWhat you do immediately after a tooth whitening treatment dictates how well the results will last. The first 24 hours are especially important. Here are some rules for post-treatment care.

After Care for your Teeth Whitening

After the first 24 hours, you should avoid drinks that leave dark stains such as coffee, red wine, fruit juice, dark sodas, beer, and black tea. Foods that leave dark stains such as soy sauce, cured meats, chocolate, and any kind of fruit. Absolutely no smoking, although limited use of e-cigarettes is ok. Avoid colored toothpaste and mouthwashes, for example, red or blue. 

These are just guidelines, of course, and can be summed up as something like if it would stain a white shirt, it will probably stain a white tooth. Suffice to say that whatever passes through your lips after a tooth whitening treatment should be light-colored and soft, non-acidic texture. Some foods that fall under that description and would be good choices post-treatment includes cauliflower, milk, pasta, rice, white cream sodas, rice, eggs, white fish, white cheese, skinless chicken breasts tofu, peeled potatoes, white yogurt, clear coconut water, and clear alcohol with light mixers, such as perhaps a gin and tonic or vodka soda.

After the first twenty-four hours had passed try to avoid teeth staining foods for as long as you can. If you can do this, it will greatly impact how long the results of your treatment last. If you simply go back to your teeth-staining habits, then you will notice the whiteness of your teeth starting to dull after only three months. If you keep up good habits your teeth whitening should last for a year or more.

If you are considering having your teeth whitened or need additional information, please give us a call and make an appointment, we will be glad to answer any questions you may have.

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