What Can I Eat After Teeth Whitening?

What Can I Eat After Teeth Whitening?

If you are concerned about the color of your teeth and wish to keep them white and shiny, you must understand that foods, which can stain a white T-shirt, can stain your teeth as well.

This is the first advice every dentist gives to his patients after a teeth whitening. Here are some facts you should know if you consider a teeth whitening. 

What is teeth whitening?

Tooth whitening is a medical procedure, which lightens the color of the teeth and removes any stain or discoloration.

It is important to understand your teeth if you consider a tooth whitening and the measures you must take after such a procedure.

The enamel is the outer layer of the tooth that gives the color of the tooth, which is mostly influenced by the dentin under it.

A thinner enamel may show a darker color of the tooth, while a thicker one shows the teeth more luminous and whiter. The thickness is dictated by genes. 

What can I eat after teeth whitening?

After a teeth whitening, your teeth are more sensitive and more likely to get stains in the first days.

It is recommended to eat food that does not have a powerful color. If you are one of those who ask, “can I eat butter after teeth whitening?” be sure that you are safe to eat everything that is has a light color.

We recommend you to eat chicken or turkey, which is light-colored, acid-free and healthy.

You can also go for fish, rice, potatoes, pasta, onion, egg whites, white bread, bananas, yogurt, porridge. 

Foods to avoid when whitening teeth

There are some ailments that you must avoid after teeth whitening, especially those that are dark-colored, such as coffee, wine, dark fruits, curry, or chocolate. Aliments with high acidity are also forbidden, such as fizzy drinks and fruit juices.

Tea can be worse for your teeth than coffee, especially black tea. Tobacco is a huge enemy of white teeth as well.

The common expression “smoker’s teeth” has a very good reason. Doctors highly recommend avoiding smoking after teeth whitening procedures.

As soon as you start smoking, your teeth will gradually go back to their yellowish color. 

Facts about teeth whitening

Facts about teeth whitening

Teeth whitening does not damage your teeth, as it is believed.

If it is performed by a professional dentist, this procedure is perfectly safe.

Actually, after every whitening session, the teeth remineralize and rehydrate naturally.

Also, sensitivity after a teeth whitening procedure is normal, but it will disappear after a short while. Many patients ask, “How long after teeth whitening can I eat?” and the most common answer is, “As soon as you get hungry”.

However, it is recommended to wait a couple of hours, and when you do start eating, choose white aliments that will not stain your teeth.

Teeth whitening cost varies depending on a few factors, such as teeth status, affected gums, selected procedure, dentist’s experience, etc.

The teeth whitening Turkey’s price varies between $200 and $500. 

HayatMed located in Istanbul is highly experienced in performing Dental Care with satisfactory results according to our patients’ evaluations.

Click here for more information about the exact price.
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