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The White Diet after Teeth Whitening

Updated: Jan 26

Make the results of your professional or home teeth whitening treatment last longer by following "The White Diet" for 24 to 48 hours afterward.

After a teeth whitening treatment, the pores of your enamel are open, making them more vulnerable to stains. It takes about 24-48 hours for the pores of your enamel to close so that you can resume your regular habits. However, the more you can follow The White Diet, the longer your results will last.

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Here’s our list of foods and beverages you can have and the ones you should avoid. Basically, avoid foods and beverages with color, tannins, and high acidity. It’s just for 24-48 hours. You can do this!

Non-Staining Beverages

  • Water

  • Sparkling Water

  • Milk

Beverages to Avoid

  • OJ & Acidic Fruit Juices

  • Tea & Coffee

  • Red Wine

  • Energy Drinks

Non-Staining Alcoholic Drinks

  • White Wine or Champagne

  • Vodka or Gin Martini

  • Vodka or Gin & Club Soda or 7-Up

Alcoholic Drinks to Avoid

  • Red Wine

  • Stout or Dark Beer


Non-Staining Food

  • Chicken & Turkey

  • White Fish

  • White Rice

  • White Pasta

  • Potatoes (no skin)

  • White Cheese Sauces

  • Cauliflower

  • Cottage Cheese

  • Bananas

Foods to Avoid

Avoid foods with color. The more color, the more likely it can stain your teeth.

  • Carrots, Yams & Orange-Colored Fruits & Vegetables

  • Broccoli, Spinach & Green Vegetables

  • Chocolate

  • Tomatoes & Red Sauces

  • Beets

  • Wheat Bread

  • Butter & Margarine

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Avoid extremely hot or cold liquids. These are dangerous to your white smile because they can change the temperature of your teeth. This temperature change (hot and cold cycling) causes your teeth to expand and contract, allowing stains to penetrate the teeth. Avoid beverages with extreme temperatures or drink them with a straw to minimize contact with your teeth. DON’T CHONK ON ICE!

Avoid acidic foods and beverages. Acidic foods and beverages open the pores of your enamel allowing stains to more easily penetrate your teeth. They also contribute to the erosion of your tooth enamel. Drink acidic beverages with a straw to minimize exposure to your teeth. DON’T SUCK ON LEMONS AND LIMES!

Avoid tobacco and alcohol.Daily consumption of tobacco and alcohol can rapidly reverse the results of your teeth whitening. Many alcoholic beverages have tannins that can stain the teeth. The same goes for nicotine in tobacco. This is just one more good reason to quit or cut back. DON’T CHEW TOBACCO!

Avoid deeply colored lipstick. Use smudge-proof or colorless lipstick because regular lipstick can stick to teeth and deeply colored lipsticks can stain them. Pro Tip: Blot lipstick with a tissue after application.

Use maintenance products. Use Minerals /Enamel Booster to seal in results and lockout stains.

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