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However, it’s also a time where food and drink surround us and if you have just received a treatment, it’s a good idea to know what you should and shouldn’t be eating if you want to keep your dazzling smile.

The best way to keep your teeth white after your treatment is by sticking to a ‘whiter’ diet in the few days following your trip to the dentist. If you have had your teeth whitened just before Christmas dinner however, here are a few things you can still enjoy to keep that smile sparkling white.

  • You’ll be pleased to know that most food in a roast dinner is absolutely fine to eat! We would recommend chicken or turkey for your meat and a new potato on the side. Add a bit of cauliflower on the side and perhaps a white cheese sauce, and you’re good to go. Many types of gravy are rich in red wine and this should be avoided after a teeth whitening treatment as it can stain.
  • If you’re looking for an alternative to festive dinner, pasta in a white sauce can be an ideal winter warmer.
  • For dessert, a banana split (especially with vanilla ice cream) is ideal, as most fruit cannot be eaten at this time due to its high acidity. Stick to the white-diet rule and enjoy marshmallows or mints.
  • Want an alcoholic drink to celebrate with? Of course you can drink whatever you wish, but if you don’t want your teeth whitening treatment to be in vain, it’s best to stick to clear liquids. Party favourites which are given the all clear include:
    Vodka, Malibu, Gin and white wine. These can be mixed with lemonade or tonic water, although ideally, fizzy drinks should be avoided.

At Ollie & Darsh, your treatment doesn’t finish just because you’ve left the premises.  Merry Christmas everyone.