Foods to Avoid when Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is safe, noninvasive, and extremely popular. In fact, more than 100 million Americans have enjoyed the benefits of teeth whitening. Maybe teeth whitening is so popular because an attractive smile can make a great first impression. However, there are a few rules you should follow when you do have teeth whitening, including:

Avoid colored foods

Some of the foods that you should avoid are red meats, popsicles, chocolate, tomato sauce, soy sauce, carrots, strawberries, blueberries, candy, and spinach. If this important rule is ignored, your teeth may become discolored. For example, your smile could take on green and purple tones. When your teeth are being whitened, they tend to be more vulnerable to stains and discolored teeth.

Stay away from sports drinks and dark beverages

Clear beverages are fine, but many juices (like grape, tomato, and carrot) can discolor your teeth. We also recommend that you avoid coffee, tea, and sports drinks.

Refrain from acidic food and drinks

We advise you to avoid foods like citrus fruits, vitamin water, and vinegar because one of the common effects of teeth whitening is sensitive teeth and irritated gums. These foods can cause discomfort when they come in contact with your teeth. Generally, 48 hours is more than enough time for the side effects of teeth whitening to wear off.

We understand that a beautiful smile is important, and we want you to feel comfortable sharing your smile. If you would like to learn anything else about how to attain the best results possible, please don’t hesitate to give us a call soon. We are excited to help you attain your gorgeous smile.