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01. The White Diet.
Post teeth whitening treatment, the pores of your enamel are open and makes them extra vulnerable to stain, this can reverse the whitening benefit from your treatment. Your pores usually close after 24 – 48 hours post treatment and a white diet is strongly encouraged before resuming to your normal diet. An easy rule to remember is anything that would stain white fabric; Avoid it! Remember, the more staining your diet consists of, the faster you will re-stain your teeth. Taking care with what you eat will keep your smile whiter for longer.
02. Non-Staining Beverages.
Water, sparkling water and milk.
03. Beverages to avoid.
Lemonade, orange juice, any acidic fruit juice, tea, coffee, energy drinks, colas and other frizzy drinks.
04. Non-staining alcoholic drinks.
Vodka, gin, white wine and champagne.
05. Alcoholic drinks to avoid.
Red wine, stout or dark beer, coloured mixed drinks, coloured cocktails and dark spirits.
06. Foods to have.
Chicken, turkey, white fish, white rice, white pasta, white sauce, cauliflower, cottage cheese, potatoes (NO SKIN), peeled apples and bananas.
07. Foods to avoid.
Try to avoid foods with colour. The more colourful, the more likely it can stain your teeth. Coloured fruit and vegetables i.e. capsicum, carrots, orange fruits and vegetables. Broccoli, spinach and green vegetables. Dark and milk chocolate. Rye and dark bread. Tomatoes and red sauces, such as spaghetti sauce. Curries Pickles, beetroot and berries. Butter and margarine. Coloured lollies.
08. Avoid foods and drinks that are acidic.
Acidic foods and beverages open the pores of the tooth enamel allowing stains to more easily penetrate your teeth. Use a straw to help minimise the contact of these substances with your teeth.
09. Cut back on drinking and smoking.
Frequent consumption of alcoholic drinks and heavy smoking can discolour your teeth. Many alcoholic drinks, such as wine, have tannins that can stain the teeth. The same is for nicotine in tobacco. It is advised to reduce the frequency of these to maintain whiter teeth.
10. Use smudge-proof lipstick.
Use smudge-proof lipstick to keep lipstick from getting on your teeth, as 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. You may have a follow up treatment after 2 months - if you desire. Keep in mind that the more regularly you have a teeth whitening treatment, the smaller the results of the treatment will be as there are not as many stains to bleach.
11. 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 (hot and cold cycling) causes teeth to expand and contract, allowing stains to penetrate your teeth.