Following the procedure we recommend you do not consume any staining drinks or staining food for at least 24 hours and refrain from smoking as it would have a negative effect on your results. You will be given after-care instructions, to act as a reminder when you go home.
The white diet
After a teeth whitening treatment, the pores of your enamel are open and this makes them extra vulnerable to any stains which can reverse a lot of the whitening benefit from your treatment. Follow the White Diet for 24-48 hours after a teeth whitening treatment. Once the pores close, which usually happens within 24-48 hours after the procedure, you can resume your normal habits. An easy rule to remember is anything that would stain white fabric; Avoid it!
Remember though the more staining your diet the faster you will re-stain your teeth. Taking care with what you eat will keep your smile whiter for longer.
|NON-STAINING BEVERAGES:||BEVERAGES to AVOID:|
|Water||Lemonade, Orange Juice, Any Acidic Fruit Juice|
|Sparkling Water||Tea and Coffee|
|Milk||Energy drinks, Colas and Other Fizzy Drinks|
|NON-STAINING ALCOHOLIC DRINKS:||ALCOHOLIC DRINKS TO AVOID:|
|Gin||Stout or Dark Beer|
|White Wine||Coloured mixed drinks|
|Champagne||Coloured Cocktails & Dark Spirits|
|FOOD YOU CAN HAVE:||FOODS TO AVOID:|
|Chicken||Coloured fruit and vegetables i.e. capsicum, Carrots and Orange Fruits and Vegetables|
|Turkey||Broccoli, Spinach and Green Vegetables|
|White fish, White rice, White pasta, White sauce||Dark and milk chocolate|
|Cauliflower||Rye and dark Bread|
|Cottage Cheese||Tomatoes and Red Sauces such as Spaghetti Sauce|
|Non staining vegetables||Curries and pickles|
|Butter and Margarine|
Avoid foods and drinks that are acidic. Acidic foods and beverages open up the pores of the tooth enamel allowing stains to more easily penetrate your teeth. Use a straw to help minimize the contact of these substances with your teeth.
For long lasting results, be sure to follow The White Diet during and after every teeth whitening treatment.
We recommend a follow up treatment in 4-6 months to main your sparkling white smile.