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What Should I Do After Having My Teeth Whitened? | Cosmetic Dentist 89117

July 17, 2018

After having your teeth whitened, you're going to want to do everything you can to keep those pearly whites nice and bright - and here's how you can do that.

Is it time to get your teeth whitened?

Although teeth whitening is a pretty simple process, you still have to make sure you follow a few aftercare steps.

If you want to learn what these steps are, keep reading this article.

Foods To Avoid

First of all, when you get your teeth whitened, you can't go eating everything you want because you suddenly have pearly whites. You should be able to get a full list of foods you can't eat from your dentist, but the list of things you shouldn't eat is pretty straightforward. For example, you should stay clear of drinks that stain. This isn't permanent and you only have to avoid it for 24 hours.

On top of drinks, there are other things you shouldn't eat. Stay clear of soy sauce, red meat, bolognese and other dark sauces, chocolate, and colorful fruit.

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Foods That are Safe

Although it seems like you can't eat or drink any of the foods you like, there are still plenty of foods you can enjoy. The important part is to stay clear of foods rich in color, but if the food is colorless feel free to enjoy. For example:

Even though you might not know what to do without your coffee, you can still enjoy plenty of drinks such as sparkling water, white lemonade, skimmed milk, clear alcohol, and coconut water.

If You Have Sensitive Teeth

Suffering from sensitive teeth might keep you from whitening your teeth. If this is the case, there are a few things you can do to help this issue. For starters, you can try to use toothpaste to help with the sensitivity of your teeth a few weeks before the whitening. After you get your teeth whitened, you might want to ask your dentist for a prescription toothpaste for sensitive teeth. Don't forget to be gentle when you brush your teeth and avoid drinks that are either too hot or cold if you know they will cause your teeth to hurt.

Additional Aftercare

After getting your teeth shiny and new, there a few more things you can do to keep your teeth white longer. Make sure you practice good hygiene daily. You should brush your teeth three times a day or two at least. Make sure you floss every night and use mouthwash. You should also use toothpaste designed to help you protect your teeth against yellowing.

Teeth Whitened Aftercare: The Bottom Line

Getting your teeth whitened might seem intimidating if you don't know what to expect. If you follow the instructions in this guide, you will be able to care for your teeth after you have them whitened. If you want to learn more about dental services, come to check us out.

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