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Foods to Avoid After Teeth Whitening

With the silly season right around the corner, teeth whitening in Buderim can help you look your best. Our teeth whitening treatments are safe and quick, but we need your help to make the treatment last. There are do’s and don’ts for all dental treatments but this time of year often brings a lot of food and drink. Our dentists in Buderim are here to give you some advice on what not to eat and drink after getting your teeth whitened.

Minimise Staining Foods And Drinks

Why You Need to Avoid Certain Foods After Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a fantastic way to brighten your smile and boost your confidence, but there are some side effects you’ll need to consider. Over the first few days after treatment, your teeth are particularly porous, making them more vulnerable to stains and damage. Don’t fret though, there is only a short list of food and drink to avoid – and it’s not forever!

Food and Drink to Avoid After Teeth Whitening

1. Wine 

Red wine especially is high in acidity and has a dark pigment. While white wine is lighter, the acidity can still break down your enamel. All in all, avoid strong and dark liquids!

2. Coffee & Tea

You might struggle to kick your coffee addiction, but both coffee and tea contain tannins, which can stain your teeth faster after the whitening treatment. You only need to quit for a few days, while your teeth are porous after treatment. (If you can’t imagine a single moment, let alone a few days, without coffee – drink it through a straw to minimize contact with your teeth)

3. Soft Drinks 

If it goes hisssss give it a miss! Fizzy drinks are usually high in sugar and are acidic, which strips enamel. Dark-coloured soft drinks are even worse as they contribute to surface stains. 

4. Candy & Chocolate

You might have a secret snack drawer at work but we suggest keeping it shut for the next few days. Sweets = refined sugar = decay, erosion, and discolouration even more so after teeth whitening. 

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5. Curry

Think about the stains on your bowls and tupperware after a delicious curry or spag bol, now imagine that on your teeth! We suggest avoiding all highly pigmented foods.

6. Dark Fruits
Not only can dark fruits stain your teeth, some fruit is particularly acidic and can damage your tooth enamel.

So, what can you eat and drink after teeth whitening?

Light coloured foods! Think bread, pasta, bananas, fish, chicken, tofu, eggs – there are so many things you can still eat. We suggest sticking to water for your drink, water is always the safest to make sure you get the best and longest-lasting results from your teeth whitening treatment.

Make those pearly whites last

Most importantly, this time of year is for family and friends and we don’t want you to miss out on delicious food and drink at those special events. Time your teeth whitening appointment right, so you don’t have to miss out on that New Years cheers!

If you want to find out more about teeth whitening costs in Buderim, give us a call – we love a chat.