So, you’ve just had your teeth whitened with one of SmilePro's teeth whitening kits.
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 on of the SmilePro teeth whitening kits, these are the tips for you.
Immediately after completing a teeth whitening application, avoid eating or drinking (other than water) for 30 minutes. If possible avoid dark coloured foods for 12 hours. A treatment before bed is the best time. This will ensure you receive the best results possible.
And while going through the 7-9 days of consecutive applications, aim to avoid staining foods and drinks such as:
- Red wine
- Tea and coffee
- Soft drinks
- Tomatoes and red sauces
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. If no straw is available, swish your mouth with water after drinking or eating coloured food and beverages.
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
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. SmilePro offer the perfect Whitening Toothpaste to complement your journey to a longer lasting white smile. It's also available as a twin pack which saves you 10%, and 28% off when subscribing for 1 month, 3 month or 6 month deliveries.
Reduce Acidic Food Consumption
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
- Tomatoes and tomato sauces
There’s no need to cut out high-acidic foods completely, but reduce your intake and consume them alongside water. If you are a coffee drinker, you may need to stick to a more frequent maintenance schedule. More details below.
Cut Back on 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, you may also need to stick to a more frequent maintenance schedule.
To keep stains at bay, just one maintenance application is required every 2 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 7-9 applications! Learn more about our products work.