PRE/POST TREATMENT

Pre-treatment Instructions

-Stop all  home whitening kits and toothpastes as soon as you can.  This will allow optimum results from your treatment.
-1 hr. prior to your treatment lightly brush your teeth and only consume water.
-If you suffer from tooth sensitivity it is recommended you use Sensodyne for a few days leading up to and post treatment.

Aftercare

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.

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NON-STAINING BEVERAGES:BEVERAGES to AVOID:
WaterLemonade, Orange Juice, Any Acidic Fruit Juice
Sparkling WaterTea and Coffee
MilkEnergy drinks, Colas and Other Fizzy Drinks
NON-STAINING ALCOHOLIC DRINKS:ALCOHOLIC DRINKS TO AVOID:
VodkaRed Wine
GinStout or Dark Beer
White WineColoured mixed drinks
ChampagneColoured Cocktails & Dark Spirits
FOOD YOU CAN HAVE:FOODS TO AVOID:
ChickenColoured fruit and vegetables i.e. capsicum, Carrots and Orange Fruits and Vegetables
TurkeyBroccoli, Spinach and Green Vegetables
White fish, White rice, White pasta, White sauceDark and milk chocolate
CauliflowerRye and dark Bread
Cottage CheeseTomatoes and Red Sauces such as Spaghetti Sauce
Non staining vegetablesCurries and pickles
BananasBeetroot
Peeled ApplesBerries
Butter and Margarine
Coloured lollies

Additional Information

Avoid extremely hot or cold liquids. These are dangerous to your white smile because they change the temperature of your teeth. This temperature change (hot and cold cycling) causes teeth to expand and contract, allowing stains to penetrate your teeth. Try cutting down on these types of drinks (including coffee and tea) or try drinking them with a straw to reduce the amount of time they are in contact with your teeth.

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.
Cut back on drinking and smoking. Frequent consumption of alcoholic drinks and heavy smoking can reverse the effects of teeth whitening. Many alcoholic drinks such as wine have tannins that can stain the teeth. The same goes for the nicotine in tobacco. If you cannot quit drinking and smoking, at least try and reduce the frequency.  Alcohol also reduces your resolve to avoid food which may stain your teeth.
Use smudge-proof lipstick. Use smudge-proof lipstick to keep lipstick from getting on your teeth because regular lipstick can stain teeth.  Also avoid tinted lip balm.

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.