In-Office Teeth Whitening Post-Operative Care Instructions

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For a long-­lasting, bright, and healthy smile, the first 48 hours following whitening treatment are crucial for maximizing your whitening results.


Dark stains should be avoided for the following 48 hours, 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
  • To preserve oral health, reduce discoloration, and assess the need for touch-up whitening, visit your dentist for dental hygiene care.
  • Maintain good dental hygiene by brushing your teeth thoroughly, using floss to get rid of food particles in between your teeth, and cleaning your tongue.


Additionally, you can feel some tooth sensitivity after surgery. Take 3 normal Advil or Motrin tablets containing 600 mg of ibuprofen every 4 hours as needed for pain if you have any sensitivity or the sensitivity is severe. In the weeks following the procedure, it is strongly advised that you brush your teeth with desensitizing toothpaste, such as Crest Sensitivity, Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief, or Sensodyne.


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

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