Teeth whitening is a great way to boost any smile. 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.
One aspect that can be over looked 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 discoloration 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, 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, 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 whitening treatment it is important to take extra care to ensure that the whitening will last and can be at its most effective.