The first 48 hours after whitening treatment are important in enhancing and maximizing your whitening results for a long-­lasting, bright and healthy smile.

For the next 48 hours, dark staining substances should be avoided, such as:

  • Coffee / Tea
  • Tobacco products
  • Mustard / Ketchup /Soy sauce
  • Cola’s
  • Red Wine
  • Berry pies
  • Red Sauces
  • Avoid Lipsticks or anything that would stain a white shirt

Suggestions of white and clear foods you may consume for the next 48 hours:

  • Milk, water, clear sodas
  • Bananas, apples (no peel)
  • White bread, flour tortillas
  • Oatmeal, cream of wheat
  • Plain yogurts, white cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese
  • White rice, baked potato
  • Plain pasta and white sauce
  • Turkey, chicken breast (no skin), and white fish

Additional ways to maintain your sparkling white smile:

  • Avoid staining related habits
  • Use an automated toothbrush, we suggest Sonicare
  • See your dentist for 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.

You may also experience some tooth sensitivity during the post-­operative period. If you have any sensitivity or the sensitivity is severe, take 600mg of Ibuprofen (3 tablets of regular Advil or Motrin) every 4 hours as needed for pain. Brushing your teeth with desensitizing toothpaste, such as Crest Sensitivity, Colgate Sensitive Pro-­Relief, or Sensodyne, for the weeks following the procedure is strongly recommended.

Please contact the office with any questions or concerns at (682) 237-­2353.