Foods That You Should Avoid After Whitening Your Teeth

February 16, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — joshuahong @ 5:04 pm
person showing off teeth after professional whitening treatment

Many people have discolored beams due to years of consuming stain-causing foods and beverages. For this reason, they may seek out teeth whitening services. Professional whitening is a better option than store-bought products since it provides safe, uniform, and long-lasting results. After getting your pearly whites brightened, you’ll want to make your results last as long as possible. Here are some foods and beverages that you should avoid for a few days after treatment to accomplish that as well as what to eat and drink instead.

Foods & Drinks to Avoid After Teeth Whitening

As previously mentioned, there are certain foods and beverages that can stain your smile. They do this by depositing their dark or highly pigmented colors on your beam. This is a big issue if you just had your pearly whites brightened and should be avoided as much as possible. Some of the foods and drinks that you should look out for include:

  • Dark or vibrant produce, like berries, plums, carrots, grapes, and cherries
  • Highly pigmented sauces, such as tomato, soy, and balsamic vinegar
  • pomegranates, spinach, or any other vibrant fruits or vegetables
  • Acidic foods and beverages, like pickles, beer, and citrus fruits
  • Brown or black drinks, such as dark sodas, coffee, and tea
  • Red wine, grape juice, and other colorful beverages

What to Eat Instead

Now that we’ve established what foods you should avoid so you don’t stain your pearly whites after undergoing a whitening treatment, what should you have instead? Some foods and drinks that won’t leave you with a discolored beam include:

  • Dairy products, including white yogurts, cheeses, milk, and vanilla-based ice creams
  • Firm fruits and veggies, like apples, carrots, green beans, cauliflower, and celery
  • Bananas, white onions, coconuts, and fruits and veggies with similar colors
  • Cocktails made with clear mixers and alcohol
  • Skinless poultry, white fish, and deli meats
  • Sparkling, still, or coconut water
  • White rice, pasta, and porridge
  • White, crustless bread
  • Regular lemonade
  • Peeled potatoes
  • Scrambled eggs

As you can see, there are several foods and drinks that you will need to avoid after having your smile whitened. Even so, you’ll have plenty to eat and drink over the next few days. Soon, you’ll be enjoying a beautiful, bright smile!

About the Practice

Dr. Joshua Hong is a skilled dentist who officers patients living in the Goodyear area a variety of treatments. This includes cosmetic procedures, such as teeth whitening to give you a brighter beam. He can also give you advice on how to make your results last as long as possible, such as what foods you should avoid for a few days after you receive treatment. To set up an appointment with Dr. Hong and his team or for more information about his teeth whitening services, call his office at (623) 925-8822 or visit his website.