The first 48 hours after whitening treatment are important in enhancing and maximizing your whitening results for a long-lasting, bright and healthy smile.

For the next 48 hours, dark-staining substances should be avoided, such as:

  • Coffee/Tea
  • Tobacco Products
  • Mustard/Ketchup/Soy sauce
  • Colas
  • Red Wine
  • Berry Pies
  • Red Sauces
  • Lipsticks or anything that would stain a white shirt

Suggestions of white and clear foods you may consume for the next 48 hours:

  • Milk, water, clear sodas
  • Bananas, apples (no peel)
  • White bread, flour tortillas
  • Oatmeal, Cream of Wheat
  • Plain yogurts, white cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese
  • White rice, baked potato
  • Plain pasta and white sauce
  • Turkey, chicken breast (no skin), white fish

Additional ways to maintain your sparkling white smile:

  • Avoid staining-related habits
  • Use an automated toothbrush; we suggest Sonicare
  • See your dentist for dental hygiene care to maintain oral health, keep staining to a minimum and determine the need for whitening touch-ups
  • Practice good oral hygiene including thorough tooth brushing, flossing to remove debris from between the teeth and tongue cleaning.
  • You may also experience some tooth sensitivity during this period. If you do have any sensitivity, you may take whatever you would normally use for a headache, such as ibuprofen.

If you have other questions about teeth whitening in Los Angeles, California, call 310-475-5598 to speak with a team member at CCIND | Dr. Sid Solomon DDS | Cosmetic Dentist | TMJ Expert | Los Angeles or schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Sid Solomon.