If you love coffee and planning to do a teeth whitening treatment in the next few days, you’re probably wondering How long after teeth whitening can I drink coffee? and, what if accidentally drink coffee after teeth whitening?
At Mundo Dentistry we don’t want our patients to deprive to drink the things they love, but we strongly recommend not drinking coffee and avoiding all kinds of dark-colored beverages in the next 48 hours after the treatment.
This is to preserve the effects of teeth whitening treatment, because the bleaching agents found in the teeth whitening gel, make the teeth more sensitive to any discoloration for a short period of time.
Whitening Aftercare Tips
Unfortunately, you can’t drink coffee through a straw after teeth whitening, but if you accidentally drink coffee after the treatment, follow the next tips to not develop surface stains or discoloration:
- Brush your teeth immediately
- If you are unable to brush your teeth rinse your mouth with clean water.
- Talk to your dentist to know if is recommendable to schedule a maintenance teeth whitening treatment.
Besides, if you are considering doing professional teeth whitening or you still have doubts about how long after teeth whitening can drink coffee schedule a consultation at Mundo Dentistry.
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How Long After Teeth Whitening Can I Eat Normally?
After teeth whitening, it’s recommended to avoid eating or drinking anything that could stain your teeth for at least 24 hours, for example, coffee, tea, red wine, and dark-colored fruits like blueberries and blackberries. It’s also advisable to avoid acidic foods and drinks, such as citrus fruits and soda, as they can weaken tooth enamel and increase tooth sensitivity.
Is advisable to introduce more foods into your diet after the first 24 hours. However, it’s important to still avoid highly pigmented and acidic foods for at least a week after the procedure to ensure that the results are long-lasting.
Foods to Eat After Teeth Whitening
Some foods that are safe to eat after teeth whitening include:
- White meat, such as chicken and fish
- Dairy products, such as milk, cheese, and yogurt
- White vegetables, such as cauliflower and potatoes
- Water and clear liquids
These foods are generally low in pigment and acidity, making them safe to consume after teeth whitening.
Foods to Avoid After Teeth Whitening
On the other hand, some foods that should be avoided after teeth whitening include:
- Highly pigmented fruits and vegetables, such as blueberries, blackberries, and beets
- Dark sauces, such as soy sauce and balsamic vinegar
- Highly pigmented drinks, such as coffee, tea, and red wine
- Acidic drinks, such as citrus juices and soda
These foods can stain your teeth or weaken your tooth enamel, making your teeth more susceptible to staining and sensitivity.
By following these guidelines and choosing the right foods, you can help to maintain your bright, white smile for longer. If you have any questions or concerns about teeth whitening don’t hesitate to contact us.