Whitening Treatment After-Care

After your teeth whitening treatment, please follow a few guidelines to help maintain the look of your new smile. Everyone’s teeth have a protective layer called the protein pellicle. This layer contains the surface dental stains and is removed during bleaching treatments. It takes 12-48 hours for the barrier to fully develop again.

During this period, we ask you to avoid the following items:

  • Red Wine
  • Dark Colas
  • Coffee or Tea
  • Red Sauces
  • Mustard or Ketchup
  • Soy sauce
  • A-1 sauce
  • Tobacco products
  • Lipstick
  • Or anything that would stain a white shirt

Seek regular professional dental hygiene care to maintain oral health, keep staining to a minimum, and determine the need for whitening touch-ups. Practice good oral hygiene including thorough tooth brushing, flossing to remove debris from between the teeth, and tongue cleaning.