Going through the procedure has cost you money, so you will want to make sure the stunning result will last a long time. The first 48 hours after the treatment are critical. So you need to be more aware of your food intake as there are certain types of food that discolor your teeth. You NEED to avoid them during this time.
These include, but are not limited to the following:
As a general rule of thumb, don’t take any food or drink that will stain a white shirt for 48 hours after teeth whitening.
If you must insist on drinking coffee, soda, or other dark-colored drinks, just use a straw instead of sipping directly from your mug or cup. By using a straw, the liquid will not come in contact with your teeth.
So, what’s safe to eat after this orthodontic treatment?
For the best results, try to do the following tasks as often as you can:
Consider touch up treatments! Depending on the type of teeth whitening treatments that you’ve used, along with general diet and lifestyle, the results you see aren’t going to last forever. You may need to consider touch-up treatments every six months or so for possibly as long as two years — even in the case of professional treatment. Sometimes touch-ups may be necessary. What you eat or drink are going to chip away those results. A touch-up will restore that natural shine to your smile.