4 Things To Avoid After The Teeth Whitening Process

Posted on: 21 September 2015

Teeth whitening is something that many people sign up for with their cosmetic dentist. This is because having a white smile not only makes a great first impression when you meet new people, but it also boosts confidence significantly. However, after the teeth whitening process, you want to be sure that you contribute to your teeth staying white for a long time before needing to go through the whitening process again. Here are four things you should avoid as much as possible:

  1. Coffee: Drinking coffee stains your teeth significantly. Not to mention, drinking coffee can be an expensive habit and if you are looking to save on the teeth whitening process, then why not save on cutting back on a bad habit, as well. Drinking tea would be a better habit to incorporate in your morning routine. Most teas have better digestive benefits, health benefits, and more. 
  2. Soda: Soda is an obvious thing that you should be avoiding if you want to have white teeth that are also healthy. Soda not only stains the teeth, but since soda is also full of sugar, it causes problems with bacteria growth in the mouth, as well. Instead, switch to water or, if you really want something more flavorful, try flavored water instead. Just be sure that the flavored water you choose does not have citric acids, which can break down the enamel of the teeth, which would prevent them from staying strong.
  3. Smoking: Smoking is another thing that many people know they should avoid. Not only is it an expensive habit, but it can stain your teeth heavily. On top of this, it can easily cause dry mouth and bad breath. If you smoke to reduce stress, try taking a long walk once you feel the urge to smoke. This is the best way to relieve any stress that you may feel. 
  4. French Fries: French fries are something almost everyone chooses over the side salad to go with their meal. This is not good though because the stretchiness of french fries can get stuck in the teeth. Eventually, the stretch is converted into sugar, which causes bad breath, cavities, and more. Of course, choosing the sale is the better option. You should also consider munching on celery if you really want something crunchy because celery not only reverses calorie intake, but it also contributes to cleaning the surface of your teeth, leaving your smile bright and free from starch and sugars. 

By avoiding these four things after the teeth whitening process, you can avoid having to go through the process again in the near future, which will save you a great deal of money in the long run.