How to Care for Your Newly Whitened Teeth

May 10, 2018

How to Care for Your Newly Whitened Teeth

So, you’ve just had your teeth whitened with SmilePro's teeth whitening kit.

You can see it’s already made a difference, and you’re eager to start rocking your new smile.

But to maintain a long-lasting white smile, there are several steps you need to take to stop stains from rebuilding and to keep your teeth glowing bright.

Good news: Some simple teeth whitening aftercare will keep your smile in excellent shape.


During the Teeth Whitening Treatment

If you’re about to start using a SmilePro teeth whitening kit, these are the tips for you.

Immediately after completing a teeth whitening application, avoid eating or drinking (other than water) for 30 minutes. This will ensure you receive the best results possible.

And while going through the 7-12 days of consecutive applications, aim to avoid staining foods and drinks such as:

  • Red wine
  • Tea and coffee
  • Soft drinks
  • Beetroot
  • Tomatoes and red sauces
  • Chocolate

Have as much “white” foods as you like, such as white rice, white pasta, chicken, turkey, potatoes, and bananas.

Top tip: Use a straw for drinking when possible, to help minimise the amount of liquid contacting your teeth.


Teeth Whitening Aftercare  

Once you’ve finished all your consecutive days of whitening applications and are happy with the results, it’s time to focus on keeping your smile as white and bright as possible.

Get a Quality Toothpaste and Toothbrush

Electric brush for teeth whitening aftercare

Choose a small-headed, soft-bristled toothbrush (as recommended by most dental professionals) for removing plaque and debris from those tough-to-reach places.

An electric toothbrush can work wonders in giving your teeth a gentle yet rigorous clean to keep them glowing.

A whitening toothpaste is also the perfect accompaniment for enhancing your smile on a daily basis.

Reduce Acidic Food Consumption 

Citrus Fruit

The acidity in certain foods can cause your tooth enamel to wear away and demineralise, resulting in discolouration. Highly acidic foods and drinks include:

  • Citrus fruits
  • Cranberries
  • Tomatoes and tomato sauces
  • Coffee
  • Wine.

There’s no need to cut out high-acidic foods completely, but reduce your intake and consume them alongside water.

Cut Back on Smoking

Stop smoking

Heavy smoking isn’t good for many things, and that includes your newly whitened teeth.

Tobacco will stain your teeth, so if you can’t quit altogether, it’s best to cut back as much as you can to preserve your pearly whites in the long-run.   



SmilePro Maintenance for Teeth Whitening Aftercare

To keep stains at bay, just one maintenance application is required every 4 weeks. A whitening pen is also handy for quick touch ups. Its small design means you can stash it in your handbag and use as you need, and it’s perfect for travelling.

By following these teeth whitening aftercare tips, you can guarantee a long-lasting white smile for years to come.

Haven’t had your teeth whitened but keen to try it? SmilePro’s teeth whitening kits will give you the results you want in just 7-12 applications! Learn more about our products.

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