If you have teeth that are discoloured, maybe due to smoking, regular coffee/tea drinking or they’re just not as white as you’d like them to be a teeth whitening treatment can show instant results and brighten your smile. Read on to find out more about the right teeth whitening diet you should have after treatment.
What Can You Eat After Teeth Whitening?
One aspect that can be overlooked with teeth whitening is how to maintain your bright new smile and look after your newly whitened teeth. The first 48 hours are of particular importance and there are foods that can cause discolouration during this period and potentially ruin your bright new smile.
To prevent this from happening we have developed a ‘Teeth Whitening Diet’ that you can take when you have had your teeth whitened. Our ‘white diet’ indicates food and drink that are safe to eat and also points out common foods you should try and avoid. Our ‘White Diet’ plan is summarised below, the full sheet is available for download from the teeth whitening section of our site.
Teeth Whitening Diet Summary
Selection of drinks that are allowed (with regards to teeth whitening! Remember to always drink responsibly)
Still or sparkling water, lemonade, skimmed milk, or clear alcoholic drinks such as white wine and gin.
Selection of foods that are allowed after teeth whitening treatment
Turkey, white fish, white rice, baked potato and bananas.
Selection of drinks that should be avoided
Tea, coffee, and fizzy drinks such as cola, beer and red wine.
Selection of foods that should be avoided after teeth whitening treatment
Carrots, peas, apples, chocolate, sweets, margarine and butter. And you should definitely avoid smoking. Looking after your teeth and improving your overall dental hygiene will help keep your teeth whiter for longer. After the whitening treatment diet, it is important to take extra care to ensure that the whitening will last and can be at its most effective. Read on to find out more of our best tips on how to get the best teeth whitening diet.
What Should You Drink After Whitening Your Teeth?
You’ve just completed a teeth whitening treatment and your smile is looking better than ever. But what should you drink after whitening your teeth? While it’s important to avoid stain-causing beverages like coffee and red wine, there are a few other drinks you should steer clear of as well. Carbonated drinks like soda can cause tooth sensitivity, so it’s best to avoid them for at least 48 hours after whitening.
Citrus fruits and juices are also acidic and can damage the enamel on your teeth, so it’s best to enjoy them in moderation. And while water is always the best choice for quenching your thirst, be sure to wait at least 30 minutes after whitening before drinking it. This will give the peroxide time to dissipate and prevent you from swallowing any of the whitening gel. By following these simple guidelines, you can help keep your smile looking shining bright.
Conclusion – Teeth Whitening Diet
So, what can you eat after teeth whitening? The good news is that many of your favourite foods are still on the table! Just try to avoid anything that could stain your teeth – like red wine or coffee. If you’re looking for some ideas on what to snack on post-whitening, we’ve got you covered. Check out our list of the best foods to eat after teeth whitening for some inspiration. And if you have any questions about how to care for your newly brightened smile, be sure to contact us – we’d be happy to help with your teeth whitening diet.