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Are you considering teeth whitening? Whether you are interested in a professional whitening from your dentist or would like to whiten your teeth from home, we have a few recommendations for you. With these three rules, you can feel more confident with the results you can receive.

Avoid colored foods.

Some of the foods that you should avoid are red meats, popsicles, chocolate, tomato sauce, soy sauce, carrots, strawberries, blueberries, candy, and spinach. If this important rule is ignored, your teeth may become discolored. For example, your smile could take on green and purple tones. When your teeth are being whitened, they tend to be more vulnerable to stains and discolored teeth.

Stay away from sports drinks and dark beverages

Clear beverages are fine, but many juices (like grape, tomato, and carrot) can discolor your teeth. We also recommend that you avoid coffee, tea, and sports drinks.

Refrain from acidic food and drinks.

We advise you to avoid foods like citrus fruits, vitamin water, and vinegar because one of the common effects of teeth whitening is sensitive teeth and irritated gums. These foods can cause discomfort when they come in contact with your teeth. Generally, 48 hours is more than enough time for the side effects of teeth whitening to wear off.

If you follow these instructions, you can have the beautiful smile you want. If you would like more information, please feel free to give us a call.