Teeth whitening is one of the most popular ways people enhance their smiles. It can make all the difference in a person’s confidence and encourage them to feel like their best self. At Bare Bottom Salon, we’re here to offer some knowledge on what to expect after a professional teeth whitening appointment.
Be Mindful of What You Eat
It’s crucial to avoid beverages dark in color like coffee, red wine, tea, and even dark sodas after your appointment. This doesn’t mean you should avoid them forever, but it’s essential to be wary of your intake after your appointment to avoid discoloration and staining! However, if you have or want to drink these beverages, we recommend drinking them through a straw to prevent any staining.
It’s also recommended to avoid eating foods that have an intense color for a few weeks after your appointment. This includes things like dark-colored fruits, dark chocolate, artificially colored candy, and even soy sauce. Sticking to foods lighter in color, like pasta, chicken, fish, and yogurt, are great options!
Keep Up Your Oral Hygiene
Consistent oral hygiene is always vital, but it’s extra important to ensure you’re taking the proper care needed after your appointment. Aside from brushing and flossing daily, use a gentle tooth-whitening mouthwash after consuming foods. This especially goes for foods and drinks dark in color. You’ll be able to prevent staining from the food and debris trapped between your teeth after meals.
Using a sensitive/gentle whitening toothpaste is also an effective way of prolonging the results of your whitening treatment. It can also enhance your results! As mentioned before, avoiding dark or pigmented foods is essential, so this also applies to colored dental products.
If you wear high-pigmented lipstick or glosses like blacks, browns, or reds, it’s best to avoid wearing them for at least a week. Staying away from tobacco products is crucial, especially at this time, because it’s also one of the quickest ways to stain your teeth.
Want to Try Teeth Whitening? Call Bare Bottom!
At Bare Bottom, we’re excited to announce that we will provide teeth whitening services soon. So we encourage you to keep an eye out for updates on when these services will be available! If you’re curious about what additional services we provide aside from UV and spray tanning, you can view our other options online, along with our hours of operation! Until then, we look forward to seeing you!