TEETH WHITENING AFTERCARE

THE WHITE DIET

Teeth become especially vulnerable to stains right after whitening for 24–48 hours, we strongly advise you stay away from highly pigmented foods for the first 24–48 hours after whitening. Your teeth are covered by a protective layer called a pellicle, the power-bleaching process removes it, so teeth tend to absorb stains easily until its reformed. Non-compliance of after care recommendation may result to shade rebound within the first week. Remember that you are always re-staining your teeth every time you eat colored foods or beverages.

The Good

Acceptable foods & drinks to have on the White Diet.

cauliflower
cottage cheese
white rice
white pasta
white sauce
skinless potatoes
pita bread
bananas
turkey
white fish

chicken (dry/boiled, NO fat)
chewing gum (UNsweetened)
still/sparkling water
tonic water
skimmed milk
vodka
malibu
gin
white wine

The Bad

Foods & drinks to avoid on the White Diet.

carrots
peas
sweet corn
broccoli
green beans
sprouts
mushrooms
tomatoes
red/green lettuce
beetroot
butter
margarine

bread (NO wheat)
fruits
bolognese, curry or chili sauce
chocolates, sweets
tea
coffee
fruit juices
fizzy drinks
red wine
beer

UNABLE TO FOLLOW THE WHITE DIET?

Following the white diet is essential for the 24–48 hours or you may experience a rebound in shade. Avoid shade rebound with the following products:

  1. DAILY WHITENING FOAM: Brush your teeth with a peroxide-based whitening toothpaste immediately after you consume coloured foods or beverages. We recommend our Daily Whitening Foam as it’s more efficient than most drugstore brands, but any peroxide-based whitening toothpaste would do.

  2. REMINERALIZING GEL: Remineralizing/Desensitizing gel puts a seal on your teeth, protects it from re-staining and alleviates sensitivity. Use it before your meal.

  3. WHITENING PEN: To lighten any shade rebound, boost and maintain your results.

 

THE AFTERCARE BUNDLE: Purchase all 3 maintenance products: Whitening Foam, Remineralizing Gel & Whitening Pen for $49 ($60 value).

MORE TIPS

  • AVOID EXTREMELY HOT OR COLD LIQUIDS: The temperature change (hot and cold cycling) causes teeth to expand and contract, allowing stains to penetrate your teeth. Try cutting down on these types of drinks or try using a straw.

  • AVOID ACIDIC FOODS AND DRINKS: These foods open up the pores of the tooth enamel allowing stains to more easily move into your teeth. Use a straw when drinking fizzy drinks or iced tea.

  • BRUSH YOUR TEETH AFTER EACH MEAL: Try to make a habit of brushing your teeth or rinsing your mouth with water after each meal. This way the stains won’t have as much time to set into the enamel.

  • CUT BACK ON DRINKING AND SMOKING: Frequent consumption of alcoholic drinks and heavy smoking can reverse the effects of teeth whitening. Many alcoholic drinks and nicotine contain tannins that can stain the teeth.

  • USE SMUDGE-PROOF LIPSTICK: Ladies, after going through teeth whitening, you should consider switching your current lipstick for the smudge-proof kind. Some kinds of lipstick tend to cling to the teeth, and the pigments by which lipsticks are made can contribute to the discoloration of your teeth.

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