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Teeth Whitening After Care



TEETH WHITENING AFTER CARE

White Diet
It’s recommend that your client NOT consume tea, coffee, red wine, curry or anything that would stain a white shirt for 24-48 hours if possible, as their teeth are more susceptible to re-staining during this period.  If they must consume dark liquids do so through a straw.  


How long will it last?
Results will last up to 12 months depending on diet and lifestyle.  


Tooth Dehydration
Peroxide products can give slightly lighter results immediately after teeth whitening, the result may be reduced a shade or two a day after the treatment.  This is due to tooth dehydration at the time of the treatment which will recover withing 24 hours.


How long between treatments
The ADIA state that having up to 3 treatments per year is safe.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION 
Avoid extremely hot or cold liquids. These are dangerous to your white smile because they change the temperature of your teeth. This temperature change (hot and cold cycling) causes teeth to expand and contract, allowing stains to penetrate your teeth. Try cutting down on these types of drinks (including coffee and tea) or try drinking them with a straw to reduce the amount of time they are in contact with your teeth. 
 
Avoid foods and drinks that are acidic. Acidic foods and beverages open up the pores of the tooth enamel allowing stains to more easily penetrate your teeth. Use a straw to help minimize the contact of these substances with your teeth. 
 
Cut back on drinking and smoking. Frequent consumption of alcoholic drinks and heavy smoking can reverse the effects of teeth whitening. Many alcoholic drinks such as wine have tannins that can stain the teeth. The same goes for the nicotine in tobacco. If you cannot quit drinking and smoking, at least try and reduce the frequency.  Alcohol also reduces your resolve to avoid food which may stain your teeth. 
Use smudge-proof lipstick. Use smudge-proof lipstick to keep lipstick from getting on your teeth because regular lipstick can stain teeth.  Also avoid tinted lip balm. 
 
For long lasting results, be sure to follow The White Diet during and after every teeth whitening even a treatment with a home touch up kit.   
 
You may have a follow up treatment in 4 months if you desire. Keep in mind the more regularly you have a teeth whiting treatment the smaller the results of the treatment will be less staining.  



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