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Have you just whitened your smile? Or are you about to? Whether you’ve undergone professional whitening at the dentist or used an at-home whitening kit, maintaining your results requires a bit of diligence, especially when it comes to your diet. Certain foods and drinks have the potential to stain your teeth, undoing the effects of whitening treatments. If you can avoid these types of food and drink – at least for the first 10 days after your whitening treatment, then you stand a better chance of safe-guarding your bright smile.

To help you preserve your bright smile for longer, here are the top five foods and drinks to avoid after teeth whitening:

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  • Coffee and Tea: While they may be morning staples for many, coffee and tea are notorious for staining teeth. Both beverages contain pigmented compounds called tannins, which can adhere to the enamel and cause discoloration. If you can’t resist your daily dose of caffeine, consider drinking through a straw to minimize contact with your teeth, or opt for lighter-coloured alternatives like herbal teas or green tea.
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  • Red Wine: The deep hue  of red wine can leave your teeth susceptible to staining. The acidic nature of wine can also weaken the enamel, making it more prone to discoloration. If you choose to indulge, rinse your mouth with water afterward to help neutralise acids and reduce the risk of staining.
  • Dark Coloured Sauces: Foods like tomato sauce, soy sauce, and balsamic vinegar contain vibrant pigments that can adhere to your teeth and dull their brightness. Additionally, the acidity of these sauces can erode enamel, making it easier for stains to penetrate the tooth surface. Opt for lighter-coloured alternatives whenever possible, or enjoy these sauces in moderation and be sure to rinse your mouth thoroughly afterward.
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  • Berries: While berries are packed with antioxidants and nutrients, their rich colour can stain teeth if consumed in excess. Blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries are particularly prone to staining due to their deep pigmentation. Enjoy berries as part of a balanced diet, but be mindful of their potential impact on your smile. Consider consuming them alongside foods that help cleanse the teeth, such as leafy greens or crunchy fruits like apples and pears.
  • Carbonated Beverages: Soda and other carbonated beverages contain acids that can weaken enamel and make it more susceptible to staining. Additionally, dark-coloured sodas like cola can leave behind stubborn stains on the teeth. Opt for water or sparkling water flavoured with fresh fruit slices as healthier alternatives that won’t compromise your newly whitened smile.

In addition to avoiding these staining culprits, it’s essential to practice good oral hygiene habits to maintain your results. Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a whitening toothpaste, floss daily to remove plaque and food particles, and schedule regular dental cleanings to keep your smile bright and healthy.By being mindful of your dietary choices and taking proactive steps to protect your teeth, you can enjoy the benefits of teeth whitening for longer. Remember, moderation is key, and when in doubt, reach for tooth-friendly options that support your oral health and keep your smile shining bright.

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T&Cs: The patient must consult with a dentist before undergoing any whitening treatment to determine suitability. Teeth whitening is not suitable for all patients. Whitening results vary depending on individual circumstances. To ensure the best results, the patient may require a check-up & clean (extra fee except for the Luxe package) before teeth whitening. Package price is not able to be used in conjunction with any other offer. No further discount applies. Components of the package are not transferable or redeemable for cash. Teeth whitening packages are available with participating dentists only.

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