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.

Felicia CruzFelicia Cruz
18:41 14 Jun 22
Excellent experience with amazing results and truly wonderful staff all around! From the moment you walk into the office, you are greeted and the staff make you feel welcome and even calm the nerves. I am always so nervous when visiting dentists and the staff take the time to also explain what you are in for. I went in for a teeth whitening, something I have been so nervous about and Dr. Rhea Antolin is so calming and reassuring about the process. I could not believe how white my teeth were after one session so I decided to come back for another. You will not be disappointed with your results and the entire experience will be smooth and worth it!
franchesca quezadafranchesca quezada
16:09 10 Jan 22
Very nice and professional staff, explained everything really well.
00:35 17 Jun 21
Long story short. I’m travel through Texas had an infection in my molar and the pain was all the way up to my ear. The team did an extraction and cleaned it all out in no time at all. Pain free and back on the road.Staff was very specific with instructions for my after care. Staff made my family feel comfortable and kept them at ease with my progress.A+Facility equipment is current and cutting edge. A+Thank you guys so very much.
Machaela CooleyMachaela Cooley
16:05 29 Mar 21
Always a great experience. Doctor Antolin truly cares about her patients and always takes her time with treatment. Her front office staff and assistants are friendly and welcoming.
Robbie CooperRobbie Cooper
17:16 04 Nov 20
I couldnt b more happy! Tis is the go to dentist here!! I LOVE MY TEETH NOW!! U will definitely c me with a smile on my face!!
madison eguremadison egure
17:16 15 May 20
I just recently started coming to Garden Valley Family & Cosmetic dentistry and they are top notch. Even throughout this whole chaotic pandemic they still seem to get the job done so well while keep us and them safe. Garden Valley really goes the extra mile for their patients. I really recommend coming to them for any dental needs!
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