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4 Things to Avoid After Your Teeth Whitening Treatment

Are you about to undergo a teeth whitening treatment at your dental clinic? Here are some important teeth whitening aftercare tips to remember to help you maintain your bright smile.

Whether you are looking to brighten your smile for a special occasion, or you are self-conscious about stained teeth, a professional teeth whitening procedure is a safe and effective way of improving the appearance of dull and yellowing teeth. 

Some of the great benefits of opting for our in-office Pola teeth whitening treatment versus over-the-counter products include:

  • Visible results in just one treatment 
  • Your dentist has access to more powerful teeth whitening agents 
  • Safer and more uniform results
  • Longer lasting results 
  • They can be customized to your specific needs 

Our Calgary Holistic Dentists Provide Customized Teeth Whitening Treatments 

Are you tired of hiding your stained teeth or lacklustre smile? Our Calgary holistic dentists use the advanced Pola Teeth Whitening System to give you the bright and healthy smile you've always wanted. We can customize your teeth whitening procedure to suit your unique needs and provide natural-looking and long-lasting results. 

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4 Things Not to Do After Your Teeth Whitening Treatment 

What you do right after your teeth whitening procedure will determine how satisfied you are with the outcome. The first 24 hours following your treatment are the most important. 

Here are some general rules you must follow to ensure optimal results:

1. Avoid Drinking Coloured Beverages 

Following your teeth whitening treatment, you should limit your consumption of strongly coloured beverages, including: 

  • Red wine
  • Tea/coffee
  • Fruit juices
  • Soda
  • Beer 

These drinks tend to stain teeth over time. However, if you feel like you cannot skip out on your morning coffee or weekly glass of wine, consider drinking through a straw. A straw will keep the liquids away from your teeth, so your smile will remain whiter for longer. 

2. Limit Your Consumption of Foods That Will Cause Stains 

After your teeth whitening procedure, there are certain foods you may want to steer clear of. Foods that are acidic, greasy, or coloured could damage your enamel and contribute to staining. Some common foods that you should limit your intake of include: 

  • Dark-coloured sauces (e.g. balsamic vinegar or soy sauce) 
  • Colourful spices (turmeric or paprika) 
  • Red meat 
  • Citrus and other acidic fruits (e.g. oranges, limes, kiwis) 
  • Naturally and artificially coloured candy 

A Good Rule of Thumb: If it will stain your shirt, it’ll also stain your teeth. By limiting your consumption of the above foods, you can keep your teeth pearly white for longer. 

3. Quit Any Tobacco Products 

In addition to being very harmful to your overall and oral health, using tobacco products is one of the fastest ways to re-stain your teeth. People who smoke or chew tobacco will have to constantly touch up their teeth following a whitening treatment compared to those who don’t use tobacco products. 

Not only should you quit smoking or using tobacco products for your oral and overall health, but it will also help you maintain a white and brilliant smile. 

4. Avoid Certain Dental Products 

You may find that your teeth are slightly sensitive after the teeth whitening procedure. To alleviate this common symptom, you should use toothpaste and mouthwash that is specifically made for sensitive teeth. Talk to your holistic dentist about which options are best for you. 

What You Should Eat and Drink Following a Teeth Whitening Procedure 

After your teeth whitening procedure, it’s important to know what different foods and beverages you can safely consume following the treatment. You may want to consider following a ‘white-diet’ which includes foods that are colourless or white in colour for at least 10 days. 

Here are some foods and drinks that you may want to consume: 

Foods You Can Eat 

  • Plain yogurt 
  • White rice or uncoloured pasta 
  • White fish (e.g. tilapia or cod) 
  • Chicken 
  • Tofu
  • Oatmeal or cereal that doesn’t have artificial colouring or dyes
  • Egg whites
  • Cashew nuts and almonds 
  • Potatoes 
  • Cauliflower 
  • Vanilla ice cream 
  • Bananas 

Beverages You Can Consume

  • Milk 
  • Still or sparkling (unflavoured) water
  • White wine
  • Coconut milk 
  • Clear alcohol with clear mixers (gin and tonic, vodka and soda, etc.) 

By following the above simple and easy tips, you will avoid the costly mistake of re-staining your teeth and you’ll be able to keep your teeth shiny, healthy, and brilliant-looking. 

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To find out more about the costs and benefits of the Pola Teeth Whitening System, and how our Calgary holistic dentists can help you achieve a beautiful smile while protecting your oral and overall health, contact our dental clinic at 403-245-9099 or book an appointment.


Q: How often should I have teeth whitening treatments? 
On average, you can expect your teeth whitening results to last for one year. However, drinking coffee, smoking, and other similar habits can cause the results of your teeth whitening treatment to fade faster. Even so, you can expect professionally treated teeth to retain their brightness longer than if you use over-the-counter products. 

Q: Who is a candidate for teeth whitening treatments?
Only your dentist can determine whether or not you are a good candidate for a teeth whitening procedure. However, patients with chronic tooth sensitivity, oral cancer, or excessively damaged and worn enamel might not be well-suited for this treatment. 

Q: How can I keep my teeth white at home? 
There are certain steps you can take at home to keep your smile white and healthy. This includes quitting smoking, limiting your intake of certain foods and drinks, brushing and flossing your teeth regularly, and rinsing your mouth after every meal. 


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