Beaming White Teeth Whitening Post Care
THE WHITE DIET:
Follow the 'White Diet' for 24-48 hours after treatment. Remember that the teeth whitening process opens the pores of your enamel, making your teeth much more vulnerable to any stains the first day or two. When these pores close after 24-48 hours you can resume your normal habits. Allowed foods: Chicken, Turkey, White Fish, White Rice, White Pasta, White Sauce, Cauliflower, Plain Yogurt, Cottage Cheese, Potatoes(NO skin), Bananas, Water, Sparkling Water, Milk. Avoid Staining Foods: Orange Juice, Fruit Juice, Tea and Coffee, Sodas and Fizzy Drinks, Energy Drinks, Carrots/Orange Fruits and Vegetables, Broccoli/Spinach and Green Vegetables, Chocolate, Wheat Bread, Tomatoes and Red Sauces, Beets, Butter and Margarine, Red Wine, Dark Beer. Use a smudge proof lipstick as regular lipstick smears may cause stains. Avoid extremely hot or cold liquids, avoid drinking alcohol and smoking and avoid acidic foods and beverages.
TOOTH SENSITIVITY: Although uncommon, some people can experience some tooth sensitivity during the first 24-48 hours after the whitening treatment. People with existing sensitivity, recently cracked teeth, micro-cracks, open cavities, leaking fillings, or other dental conditions that cause sensitivity may find that these conditions increase or prolong tooth sensitivity after the treatment. If you experience tooth sensitivity after the treatment, you can use Sensodyne toothpaste to ease the discomfort. Brush your teeth with this toothpaste until tooth sensitivity goes away.
RELAPSE: After the treatment, it is natural for teeth color to regress somewhat over time. This is normal and should be very gradual, but it can be accelerated by exposing the teeth to various staining agents, such as coffee, tea, tobacco, red wine, colas, citrus drinks and fruits, etc. Do not eat or drink anything except water for the first hour after the treatment because the gel opens the pores of the enamel and makes the teeth very vulnerable to staining agents. If you purchase a touch-up pen or a take-home kit, be aware that the pores of your enamel will remain open for as long as you use it, so you should refrain from staining agents until you stop using the pen. You can resume your normal habits 24-48 hours after you conclude the Forever White pen treatment. Also be aware that drinks and food are not the only things that can stain your teeth when the pores are open; lipstick, for example can stain too. Do NOT apply lipstick soon after whitening your teeth.
ALLERGY: Some people are allergic to peroxide but are not aware of it. If you had the treatment done and a few hours or a day later you have a blister on your lips, you are probably having an allergic reaction to the gel. Buy liquid vitamin E in any drugstore and apply it to the blister until it goes away. It generally fades within a couple of days on its own.
How long the results will last depends on 2 main factors:
The porosity of your teeth.
If you expose your teeth to staining agents such as tobacco, coffee, red wine, tea, colas, etc. on a regular basis, your whitening results will not last as long. If you have naturally porous enamel, your teeth will be more vulnerable to staining agents and your teeth will get stained again sooner than the average person. Unfortunately, there is no way of knowing ahead of time how porous your teeth are. Generally speaking, if you have porous enamel and you expose your teeth to staining agents on a regular basis, your results may last for only 6 months. If you have non-porous enamel and you don’t expose your teeth to staining beverages on a regular basis, the results may last for up to 2 years.
We sell maintenance products in shop, such as the Minerals Enamel Booster to seal in results and to lock out stains. Try our 1 Year Smile Maintenance kit once a month and Forever White Pen to touch up your smile as needed.