In-office teeth whitening is a great way to lighten your smile several shades in as a little as one hour. Treatment is comfortable and results are dazzling. However, it is important to understand that your teeth are susceptible to staining immediately after your treatment. For this reason, you should be mindful of what you eat and drink. In this blog post, Greenville dentist Dr. Matthew Warner of Willoughby Dental shares the top teeth-staining foods and beverages you should avoid after teeth whitening, as well as other tips to maintain your whiter, brighter smile.

Foods and Beverages to Avoid

  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Curry
  • Beets
  • Pickles
  • Berries
  • Pomegranates
  • Dark chocolate
  • Tomato sauce
  • Soy sauce
  • Coffee
  • Soda
  • Tea
  • Red and white wine
  • Cranberry juice
  • Sports drinks

We recommend you drink plenty of water when eating these foods and rinsing your mouth after consuming these beverages. Drinking from a straw when possible can also limit contact between tooth-staining beverages and your teeth.

What Else Can I Do To Maintain My Results?

Your teeth whitening results can last many years, so long as you practice good oral hygiene. This includes brushing and flossing regularly, and visiting your dentist every six months. You should also avoid smoking.

Willoughby Dental can help you maintain your radiant smile with our “Whitening for Life” program. Through this complimentary program, which we offer to loyal patients, we will provide you with custom-made whitening trays every six months so you can touch up your lighter smile. Using the whitening trays at home is safe and easy; our team can walk you through the steps so you can use them whenever and wherever is most convenient to you.

Learn More about Our Cosmetic Dentistry Options

Willoughby Dental is proud to be the trusted choice for exceptional cosmetic dentistry in Greenville and the surrounding area. In addition to teeth whitening, we provide an array of dental treatments designed to enhance the beauty of our patients’ smiles including porcelain veneers, dental bonding and crowns. No matter what your smile goals are, we will work with you to make them a reality.

To schedule a consultation with Willoughby Dental. Contact our Greenville office by calling (864) 546-4242 or emailing us today.