Maintain the teeth whitening procedure results depends on how well you follow the aftercare tips.

5 Teeth Whitening Aftercare Tips

Getting your teeth whitened isn’t the end of the journey. You can still do many things after that to maintain your teeth’ white, pearly appearance. Teeth whitening aftercare is essential.

Read this list of effective teeth whitening aftercare tips. They are great for you if you are considering teeth whitening, or if you’ve already gone through a teeth whitening procedure and you simply need some aftercare tips for professional teeth whitening.

1. Avoid colored foods

To keep those teeth of your crystal white, avoid colored foods, especially dark-colored foods that are not recommended for your teeth. They can change the color of your teeth, especially within the first few hours of your teeth whitening session. 

Common culprits are dark-colored sauces, chocolate, coffee, and tea. It might be hard since these foods are very tempting. 

You have to think of what is more important to you, a few minutes of chomping on yummy dark-colored chocolate or a long time enjoying your charming set of white teeth.

2. Keeping away from acidic foods

The sour taste from regular acidic foods is not good for your teeth. Avoid any food containing high amounts of acids if you want to keep your teeth looking just as white as they are now. Some of these acidic foods are pickles and soda. 

Even fruits that contain acids like lemons, oranges, and other citrus fruits are guilty of this.

3. Foods you can eat

You can consume foods that are lightly colored as they have less potential to stain your teeth. Foods like white rice, pasta, and fish won’t discolor your teeth. Other good choices are eggs, white cheese, and peeled potatoes.

There are also certain foods that you can eat to clean your teeth while eating and increase saliva flow. Fruits and vegetables are the go-to options because they act as a brush that quickly removes temporary stains from your teeth. 

Apart from apples and carrots, you can try foods that are high in calcium. We all know calcium keeps your teeth super strong and healthy.

4. Avoid hot and cold meals and brush your teeth regularly

As we mentioned earlier, the teeth whitening procedure makes your enamel a bit more sensitive because it opens the pores up. 

If you take super hot or cold drinks or meals just after your teeth whitening session, you’ll be exposing your teeth to weakness and discomfort. Watch your intake of food and make sure it isn’t too cold or too hot. 

A good toothpaste that is specific for sensitivity will help relieve any current discomfort you may have. Please brush regularly. The logic is quite simple: “A clean tooth is a healthy tooth.”

5. Going to follow-up checks

Dr. Uparika Sharma offers the best teeth whitening service. This way, you can expect great results. It is recommended to schedule regular appointments so that you can follow up and check the state of your teeth. After conducting a thorough check of your teeth, Dr. Uparika Sharma can recommend what you need to keep doing or stop doing to continue enjoying your white teeth.

Enjoying your new smile

When you follow these great tips, you’ll find that it is very easy to maintain and retain the whiteness of your teeth for a while. 

Please, contact us by calling 425-998-8109 if you’ve got any questions or concerns regarding your teeth whitening session or maintenance of your teeth’s whiteness. You can also visit our Bellevue office for more information.


About the Author
Dr. Uparika Sharma is the founder dentist of Bellevue Azalea Dentistry. In addition to general dental procedures, she evaluates TMJ, cervical spine, airway problems, chronic headache, and CRPS.


Dr. Uparika Sharma is a trusted dentist. She has been practicing for over 5 years at Bellevue Azalea Dentistry clinic. She holds a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from the University of Washington. Dr. Uparika Sharma is a member of the American Dental Association.