The first 24 hours following your teeth whitening treatment are the most critical. Your teeth are still very porous from the whitening procedure, leaving them particularly susceptible to staining. For 24 hours, avoid any foods and drinks that will stain. Here are some tips to keep your teeth gleaming!
Avoid dark, colorful beverages such as coffee, tea, dark sodas, red wine, and colorful drinks.
Some foods to avoid are red sauces, red foods, such as spaghetti sauce, soy sauces and dark sauces, dark chocolate, colorful berries, dark soups and stews, slushies, and colorful popsicles.
Apart from teeth whitening foods and liquids to avoid, cigarette smoking should be avoided 24 hours after treatment ends. Moderate use of electronic cigarettes is OK.
Although rare, some people may experience sensitivity in teeth during the first 24 hours after the whitening treatment. If you happen to experience sensitivity, remember that it is temporary, typically minor and gone within 24 hours.
Here are our top tips for dealing with sensitivity after teeth whitening-