If you want to keep your brilliant smile shining bright white, here is where you’ll find a few guidelines to follow after whitening your teeth.

WHAT TO AVOID IN YOUR FIRST 24 hours: your teeth are still whitening within the first 24 hours because the pores of the enamel are open, so you will see more results in the next few days.

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1. Avoid Drinking Colored Beverages

After your whitening treatment, avoid strongly colored beverages such as all:

  • Red wine
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Beer
  • Fruit juices
  • SodasThese drinks tend to stain teeth due to their vibrant or artificial color. If you can’t miss drinking your favorite average consider drinking through a straw. Straws help keep liquids away from your teeth, so your smile will remain whiter longer.

2. Don’t Eat Foods That Stain

Foods that are acidic, greasy, and/or colored damage your enamel and contribute to staining. Here are some common foods to avoid after whitening your teeth along with some examples of each:

  • Dark-colored sauces (red sauce, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, etc.)
  • Colorful spices (curry, paprika, turmeric, etc.)
  • Red meat
  • Citrus and other acidic fruits (lemons, oranges, limes, mangoes, kiwis, plums, etc.)
  • Highly pigmented berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, etc.)
  • Colorful vegetables (tomatoes, carrots, spinach, etc.) dark chocolate

3. Cut Out Tobacco Products

People who smoke or chew tobacco will likely find that they have to constantly touch up their teeth to maintain a white smile, especially compared to those who don’t use tobacco products.

4. Avoid Colored Dental Hygiene Products

You’ll want to avoid colored dental products like toothpaste and mouthwash. Blue, red, orange, and purple colors can re-stain your teeth faster than products that are white or light in color.