Affordable Quality Dentist Serving Airdrie & Calgary

All Procedures Are Performed By A General Dentist

What is Professional Teeth Whitening Aftercare?

Both men and women appreciate whiter teeth equally. Unfortunately, we do not all have flawless white teeth when born. Most of us have ivory-coloured teeth that get more yellow and brownish with age. Our teeth can get stained and discoloured due to smoking, certain medications or medical problems, lifestyle choices, coloured food and beverages, and other factors. Today, teeth whitening is the most widely used cosmetic dentistry procedure worldwide! Teeth whitening is now a common self-care practice rather than a luxury. Whiter teeth are linked to better dental health, beauty, and attractiveness. Teeth whitening offers obvious benefits and is less intrusive than other cosmetic dentistry procedures. It is the quickest, safest, and simplest method for enhancing one’s smile.

Although professional teeth whitening at Sierra Springs Dental makes your smile appear white and stain-free, the truth is that it won’t stay that way forever, especially if you continue with your bad habits. It’s a good idea to follow up with an aftercare programme following your teeth-whitening procedures. To safeguard the more delicate areas, teeth contain a covering known as the acquired pellicle. But this is when stains start to show. This barrier is temporarily removed by teeth whitening and dental cleaning, allowing the enamel’s pores to expand. The layer regeneration takes 24 hours; therefore, the 48 hours after the operation are crucial to the endurance of the whitening. Consider the following advice.

What are the avoidable foods and habits?

Avoid acidic for at least 48 hours following your teeth whitening operation, including soda, pickles, and citrus fruits like oranges and lemons. Avoid meals that are prone to staining as well:

  • Coffee
  • red, white
  • Fruit
  • fruit juice
  • Beer
  • Teas
  • sour cream
  • Salted meats
  • Chocolate
  • Curry sauce

Your teeth are susceptible to discoloration and deterioration at this point. Consuming these foods counteracts the results of the whitening process and increases the risk of long-term tooth damage. Consider other items you may put in your mouth that could also leave stains. Avoid using coloured toothpaste, tobacco, and e-cigarettes in addition to several food choices. What foodstuffs are permissible within the first 48 hours? Anything that is non-acidic, white or light in colour, and less likely to stain is ideal. Ensure you have an ample supply of:

  • Milk
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Cauliflower
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • chicken breasts without the skin
  • Potatoes
  • Tofu
  • Yogurt
  • Bread
  • Oatmeal
  • Cheese cottage

Consider combining these foods with lighter-coloured fruits and vegetables like crisp, acid-neutralizing veggies like carrots, green beans, and celery once the 48-hour period has passed. Additionally, dairy products strengthen teeth and lower decay rates. Make sure to clean your teeth after eating anything with a dark colour and to rinse your mouth. When you complete your meal and are on the go, chew some sugar-free gum within 20 minutes. Consider the food’s temperature in addition to the sort of food. Your freshly whitened teeth could be incredibly sensitive to cold and heat. Use an anti-sensitivity toothpaste for the time being, and stay away from anything too excessive in either direction. Are you looking for an Airdrie dentist? Call us at 403-945-4555 to book an appointment today!