Keeping Your Teeth Stunningly White: The Dont’s

Keep in mind that after teeth-whitening procedure, your teeth become vulnerable from stains that can lead to teeth discoloration. It is because your teeth pores are still slightly open and at risk. Usually it is advice to restrain yourself from consuming food and beverages that can discolor your teeth for about 72 hours after the whitening process.

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What is not acceptable

Background

“The Rule is anything that can stain a white T-shirt can stain your teeth too”

This word to wise is from Marc Liechtung , DMD, Specialist from New York in cosmetic and restorative dentistry.

For a couple of days your teeth is prone to stains after your whitening procedures. Following the Do’s and Don’ts from your teeth specialist will help you maintain your milky white teeth. Most probably you are enjoying your perfect brilliant smile. Having a white teeth after the procedure doesn’t mean your all good to go. Over period of time foods and drink will dim the color of your perfect white teeth. We have list of foods and drinks you can avoid to prolong your white teeth.

Drinks

Tea and Coffee – Coffee stains are one of the most common stains on found on teeth and can be very difficult to remove. Tea causes teeth to stain much worse than coffee, says Mark S. Wolff, DDS, PhD, professor at the New York University College of Dentistry. Iced tea or brewed tea — it doesn’t matter. Both can stain your teeth.

Juice – You should avoid citrus fruits that can erode your enamel, and expose the underlying dentin that has a yellowish hue.

Orange juice (cordial and fresh), blackcurrant juice, cranberry juice

Grape Juice, tomato Juice or any dark colored juices

Colas and Sports Drinks – contain phosphoric acid. Erosion from phosphoric acid affects the entire tooth, unlike localized erosion that leads to cavities. Coupled with the acid produced from bacteria.

Alcoholic Drinks – Red and white wine can stain your teeth if taken in excess. White wine’s acidic composition etches tiny trench in your teeth making them more porous and easily stained. We advise to avoid other colored alcoholic drinks and fizzy drinks like beer because it has adverse effects (it blocks the teeth’s whitening process)

Acidic beverages modify the pH balance of the mouth which makes your teeth more susceptible to damage when you consume more acidic drinks.

In general when you whiten your teeth stay away from any staining beverages. Stick to clear drinks in the beginning and you should be fine.

Food

Cutting back on foods that are highly pigmented will also help maintain the effects of your tooth whitening procedure. Basically, any types of food that has color would leave stain on your teeth. Avoid foods like with marinades, sauces and gravies. Blueberries, beets, dark chocolate, tomato sauce, balsamic vinegar and spices (i.e. turmeric powder, saffron, curry powder).

Red Meats – including pork, lamb and beef and any other red meat products such as bacon or sausages, tuna, sardines, prawns, crab, crabsticks and colored soups, because they consist food colorings.

Miscellaneous

Stews, dark marinades

Spinach, peas, sweet corn, green bean, broccoli, mushrooms, beetroot, sprout, asparagus

Brown rice, dark pasta, dark breads, candies and chocolates

Curry sauces and soy sauce and anything colored artificially.

Berries – All type of berries can stain your teeth ( i.e. cranberries, cherries, blueberries and raspberries ).

Sauces – Curry sauces, tomato sauce and soy sauce and anything colored artificially.

Pickles and Ketchups – It contains acid that can open the pores of your teeth enamel that makes your teeth vulnerable to stains.

Balsamic Vinegar – Balsamic vinegar is a healthy salad dressing, but it can also darken your teeth.

Salad Dressings – Vegetable Salads that rich in carotenoids or xanthonoids are dangerous in the progress of the success of the Whitening Treatment.

Candy – Sweets, chocolates and desserts, being sticky, can attract bacteria if you don’t rinse or gargle well after eating. They also discolor your teeth and damage your teeth enamel.

Beets – Beets contain more sugar than any other vegetable on the table and we know that beets is dark in color that makes it a culprit of teeth discoloration.

Curry – Curry is spicy and yellow in color, it can penetrate the open pores of your teeth and can stain your teeth.

Fatty Foods – Fatty foods like unskimmed milk, butter, creamy foods and margarines are kind of foods to be avoid for consequent days after the treatment.

Acidic Foods – teeth whitening procedure can leave the teeth temporarily sensitive to acidic consumables, leading to a painful and discomfort feeling while you eat. Low-pH food stuffs like oranges, lemons, grapefruit, limes, vinegar, pineapple and pickles can boost up the acidity of the saliva, results in damaging teeth areas which is already thinned by the whitening chemical agents. These acidic foods may be sensitive to the teeth in case of leaking dental restorations and gum recessions.

Cold Foods – If your tooth is too sensitive, avoid intake of foods straight away from the refrigerator and eat items at warmer temperature. Teeth may be vulnerable to cold temperatures nearly up to 36 hours after a whitening session. In order to reduce the pain induced by temperature, it is better to get rid of cold foods like ice water, frozen yogurt, ice cream, and several other cold desserts.

Others

Medications – Doctors suggest to avoid various antibacterial medications like tetracycline as this may trigger teeth blots.

Tobacco Products – Smoking can greatly discolor teeth. But chewing tobacco isn’t much safer. Any tobacco product will have devastating effects on teeth.