Note that after a teeth whitening treatment, the pores of your teeth will be slightly open risking those pearly whites to splotching, To be on the safe side, one needs a minimum of 72 hours before one can consume again their usual daily regular meals.
Good news is, THE SMILE BAR, has opened a branch in Manila which offers a solid solution to the 72-hours waiting period constraint. You don’t need to wait, all you need is The Nano Seal Total+. By applying it after the whitening process you will be able to eat and drink whatever dark colored food and drink without staining back your new set of stunningly beautiful teeth.
Don’t worry if you didn’t avail The Nano Seal Total + your newly whitened teeth can still be
perfect as long as you follow our guidelines below!
Things to Avoid:
For days your newly whitened teeth will be vulnerable to stains and it will be sensitive to whatyou eat. To have a healthier teeth we recommend you adjust your eating habits and avoid specific food items temporarily that can damage your new sensitive teeth.
“The Rule is anything that can stain a white T-shirt can stain your teeth too” quote by
Marc Liechtung , DMD , Specialist from New York in cosmetic and restorative dentistry.
Giving up a morning cup of joe is certainly not an option to others or a glass of lavish
red wine after dinner to relax but if you notice your teeth discoloring, The Smile Bar
Manila suggest you to consume less and rinse often to maintain a healthy beautiful
Tea, coffee, orange juice (cordial and fresh), blackcurrant juice, cranberry Juice,
grape Juice, tomato Juice or any dark colored fruit juices (these dark fruit juices
have high acidic content which thin out teeth enamel)
Black coffee and black tea –the darker the beverage, the more staining can occur.
Try adding a little extra milk to lighten the color and reduce the staining effect
Soft drinks and sport drinks –these are highly acidic which can cause the teeth to
weaken and stain
Juices – Dark fruit juices such as grape, pomegranate and cranberry are highly
pigmented and can cause staining. Try rinsing with water or drink juices via straw to
bypass the front teeth. On the other hand, apple, celery and carrot juices act as
natural stain removers as they increase saliva production ( mouth’s self cleaning
agent) and mechanically scrub the teeth clean. Green apples also contain malic acid
that is a tooth whitening agent but of a weaker strength.
Alcoholic drinks- Red and white wine can stain your teeth if taken in excess. White
wine’s acidic composition etches tiny grooves in your teeth making them more porous
and easily stained. We advise to avoid other colored alcoholic drinks and fizzy drinks
like beer because it has adverse effects (it blocks the teeth’s whitening process)
Several food ingredients are likely to stain your pearly whites. Various cuisines can
darken your teeth due to the liberal use of various sauces and spices. Avoiding these
kind of food can help the teeth whitening session to work as effectively as possible
especially in the 72 hours post-whitening window.
Red meat- pork, lamb, beef or any other processed red meat products should be
avoided as these items contain colorings.
Stews, dark marinades, spinach, peas, sweet corn, green bean, broccoli, mushrooms, beetroot, sprout, asparagus, brown rice, dark pasta, dark breads, and chocolate.
Berries- Blueberries, raspberries, cranberries, cherries and any other berries. Although high in detoxifying agent that is healthy for the body, it can stain your teeth.
Be sure to rinse your mouth thoroughly with water to reduce coloring.
Pickles, soy sauce and ketchup – these contain vinegar and can open up the pores of your tooth enamel which allows easy stains.
Candy- sweet contains artificial coloring which can stain your teeth, what’s more is
that sugar gives cavity and weakens the teeth.
Curry- the yellow-staining can be harsh on teeth, so make sure to rinse thoroughly
Fatty foods- these are whole milk, butter, margarine and other cream based foods.
Food to avoid post-treatment
Salad Dressings- vegetable salads that is rich in carotenoids or xanthonoids affect the successful progress of a whitening treatment.
Other Acidic Foods- the process of teeth whitening can leave the teeth temporarily
sensitive to acidic consumables, leading to a painful and discomfort feeling while you
eat. Low-PH items such as oranges, grapefruit, lemons, limes, pineapple, vinegar,
pickles, and soft drinks can increase the acidity of your saliva that potentially damage
your new set of pearly teeth. Limit these items to reduce the pain and discomfort
from food you are eating and discoloration to your teeth.
Cold Foods- according to Janice E. Spada, Dentist, teeth may be sensitive to cold
temperatures for up to 36 hours after a whitening session. To minimize pain, avoid
food products such as ice cream, frozen yogurt and other frozen desserts. If the
sensitivity is extreme, avoid eating food straight from the refrigerator and consume
them in room temperature.
Medications – Doctors suggest to avoid various anti- bacterial medications like
tetracycline as this may trigger teeth blots.
Tobacco Products – Smoking and ingesting other tobacco products contain chemicals
that can block the mineral that helps build the pores after treatment. We hope you find this simple guide helpful and may it give you some creative ideas to enjoy your meal and help sustain the effect of your newly whitened teeth.