Five Things to Avoid After Teeth Whitening Treatments

Five Things to Avoid After Teeth Whitening Treatments from Lilburn Family Dentistry in Lilburn, GAMinor to moderate teeth stains can be removed with professional teeth whitening. However, to achieve ideal results, there are certain things to avoid after treatment, such as foods and drinks that can cause stains. The following overview discusses five things you should avoid to keep your smile bright after teeth whitening treatment.

Teeth whitening aftercare: What to avoid after treatment

You can reduce the risk of teeth stains after teeth whitening treatments by avoiding colored beverages, foods with dark sauce, citrus and acidic fruits, high-sugar foods and drinks, and tobacco products. It is also encouraged to visit the dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings.

Colored beverages

Colored beverages are one of the most common contributors to teeth stains. This is because so many people consume colored beverages each day. Types of beverages that contribute to teeth stains include:

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soft Drinks
  • Red Wine
  • Fruit Juice
  • Beer

The fact is some people are not going to give up their morning cup of coffee. Consuming dark beverages is not something many can realistically avoid altogether, but limiting consumption of these beverages and taking precautions by drinking water throughout the day, and keeping the mouth clean can help reduce the impact these beverages have.

Foods with dark sauce

Sauced-based dishes are also bad for the color shade of natural teeth, especially after teeth whitening treatment. Notably, red sauces and soy sauces can heavily contribute to the development of teeth stains. Reducing the consumption can help, and drinking water with these dishes and practicing good oral hygiene after eating can minimize the impact they can have.

Citrus and acidic fruits

Citrus and acidic fruits can not only contribute to teeth stains, but they can harm your overall oral health as well. This is because they can increase the acidic reaction that occurs when the ingredients combine with bacteria in the mouth. Fruits to avoid (or limit consumption of) include lemons, oranges, limes, kiwis, plums, and mangos.

High-sugar foods and drinks

Most are familiar with the way high-sugar foods and drinks contribute to dental cavities. However, high sugar foods and drinks can also cause teeth stains and jeopardize the results of teeth whitening treatment. Be sure to limit high sugar foods and drinks to ensure the results of teeth whitening lasts for the longest amount of time possible.

Tobacco products

Chewing tobacco and smoke products such as cigarettes can also contribute significantly to teeth stains. In fact, stains from tobacco products often become so severe that they require more extensive treatment as teeth whitening is not enough to remove the stains. Therefore, dentists often recommend limiting or avoiding tobacco use after teeth whitening treatment.

Check out what others are saying about our dental services on Yelp: Teeth Whitening in Lilburn, GA

Learn more about keeping your smile bright after treatment

If you are interested in teeth whitening or have not visited the dentist for a check-up in more than six months, then reach out to our team today. We can help you improve your oral health and achieve your cosmetic goals, and we offer professional, in-office teeth whitening treatment.

Request an appointment or call Lilburn Family Dentistry at 770-800-0178 for an appointment in our Lilburn office.

Recent Posts

What Does A Dentist Recommend For Teeth Whitening

A dentist recommends teeth whitening for patients that have mild to moderate teeth stains. They use a peroxide bleach that can safely target and remove stains on visible front teeth, improving the color and shade of your smile. The following is a discussion of professional teeth whitening and how to determine if treatment is right…

Side Effects Of Teeth Whitening Treatments

The potential side effects of teeth whitening include teeth sensitivity, gum irritation, and ineffective results. However, most patients do not experience any notable side effects from professional teeth whitening, as the dentist can monitor the process and perform treatment in a way that minimizes risk.Dentists take every precaution possible to minimize the risk of teeth…

Improve The Color Of Your Teeth With Teeth Whitening Treatments

Teeth whitening treatments can get you noticeably whiter teeth in less than an hour. They are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments and involve using compounds with bleaching properties like hydrogen carbamide or hydrogen peroxide to take off stains from the outer and inner layers of your teeth.There are numerous ways to go about…

Recent Posts

How Invisalign Straightens Teeth

How Invisalign Straightens Teeth

A dentist will recommend Invisalign® if your dental alignment is mild to moderate. This system needs responsible patients because the care and changing of the aligners will depend on them. Knowing how this system works can help prepare you for your treatment period. Here are the details about how Invisalign aligns teeth.Assessing the teeth with…

Oral Hygiene Basics: Take Care Of Your Teeth

Oral Hygiene Basics: Take Care Of Your Teeth

What are the best ways to care for your teeth? Here are some oral hygiene basics.Your teeth are essential to both comfort and health. For example, they are center stage when you smile and break up food when you eat. If you want to keep them sparkly and effective, you need to take good care…