4 Things to Avoid After Teeth Whitening
Whitening your teeth is a simple way to feel more confident about your smile. However, after treatment, it’s important to avoid ingesting these four things so your white smile can be brighter longer.
You should avoid any sweet treats post your teeth-whitening. Sugar can potentially cause tooth irritation and produce staining, so we advise you to refrain from eating it to allow the whitening process to continue without interruption.
2. Coffee, Wine, and Tea
Many don’t know that beverages such as coffee, wine, and tea that easily stain clothing items, can do the exact same to your teeth. We recommend avoiding these beverages between 24-48 hours after a teeth whitening. However, using a straw can help you make the wait a little shorter and prevent the severity of any possible stains.
Fruits are one of the worst foods to consume post-treatment because their darker, saturated color can ruin the whitening effect. For example, berries, grapes, beets, and pomegranates are within the dark-list of fruits to consume, while lighter colored options such as bananas are okay to consume.
Don’t worry, not all cheeses should be avoided. For instance, any yellow colored cheese such as nacho cheese and cheddar should be avoided at all costs. Particularly, anything with cheese in powder form such as Cheetos, Cheez-Its, etc, can be extremely harmful on your newly-white smile.
Now that you’ve become aware of what foods to avoid after a teeth whitening procedure, you’re ready to go! Schedule your next appointment with us to get that white, beautiful and flawless smile!