Are you tired of hiding behind tooth discoloration? It’s time to take the leap and boost your confidence with teeth whitening. Whether in-office or at-home, a professional treatment can get your teeth as much as 8 shades whiter. You’ll have a dazzling smile you’ll want to show off with results that can last with the right aftercare. Don’t let anything tarnish your investment. Here are the best foods to eat after your whitening treatment to ensure your teeth stay bright.
Foods for a Whiter Smile
To ensure nothing compromises your new smile, it’s best to watch what you eat to prevent new stains. Here are a few great snacks you can enjoy to maintain your results.
Cauliflower is an excellent snack because it requires a lot of chewing, which means it encourages saliva production. Your saliva is a natural way to cleanse your teeth in between brushing and flossing to remove any food particles that can cause discoloration.
Although they are dark in color, strawberries contain malic acid, which is known to naturally make the teeth whiter. After finishing your snack, be sure there aren’t any little seeds caught between your teeth.
Cheese and other dairy products contain lactic acid and calcium, which are crucial for strong enamel. Chewing on cheese offers more than just strong teeth. It also promotes saliva production to cleanse food particles from your mouth.
A crisp apple gives your mouth exercise because it requires more chewing. As a result, apples act as a natural scrub brush to wash food residue from your teeth.
Celery is low in calories, which is great for your waistline. Not to mention, it’s nutrient-rich, so it fosters healthy gum tissue. Since it’s chewy, it can also help keep your smile white.
Invest in a Bright Smile
The foods and drinks you consume can cause new stains. Besides eating foods that are good for your smile, it’s also best to avoid certain ones that can discolor your teeth, like coffee, berries, and tea. If you can’t resist your favorite snack, brush your teeth after you have finished. If you can’t get to your toothbrush, rinse your mouth with water to cleanse your teeth.
While watching what you eat, don’t forget to commit to your oral hygiene. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste to clean your teeth at least twice a day for 2 minutes each session. Use high-quality floss to clean between each tooth before going to bed.
Besides your home oral hygiene routine, visit your dentist at least twice a year. They’ll help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile that lasts.
About Dr. Dan Passidomo
Dr. Passidomo earned his dental degree at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. He has completed advanced training in many specialties, like cosmetic dentistry. He offers the latest whitening treatments to combat tooth discoloration. If you’re interested in teeth whitening, contact our office today to schedule your consultation.