If you are concerned about the color of your teeth and wish to keep them white and shiny, you must understand that foods that stain a white T-shirt can also stain your teeth.
This is the first advice every dentist gives to their patients after a teeth whitening. Here are some facts you should know if you are considering teeth whitening.
What are teeth whitening?
Tooth whitening is a medical procedure that lightens the teeth’ color and removes any stain or discoloration.
It is essential to understand your teeth if you consider 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 mainly influenced by the dentin under it.
A thinner enamel may show a darker tooth color, while a thicker one shows the teeth more luminous and whiter. Genes dictate the thickness.
What can I eat after teeth whitening?
After 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. So if you ask, “can I eat butter after teeth whitening?” be sure that you are safe to eat everything with a light color.
We recommend you 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, and porridge.
Foods to avoid when whitening teeth
It would be best to avoid some ailments after teeth whitening, especially those that are dark-colored, such as coffee, wine, dark fruits, curry, or chocolate. In addition, aliments with high acidity are 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 an excellent reason. Doctors highly recommend avoiding smoking after teeth whitening procedures. Your teeth will gradually return to their yellowish color when you start smoking.
Facts about teeth whitening
Teeth whitening does not damage your teeth, as it is believed. If a professional dentist performs it, 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 shortly. Many patients ask, “How long after teeth whitening can I eat?” The most common answer is, “As soon as you get hungry.”
However, waiting a couple of hours is recommended, and when you 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. Therefore, teeth whitening in Turkey’s price varies between $200 and $500.
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