Teeth-Whitening is something that is requested often from our clients here at our office in Brooklyn Heights.
It’s no wonder why people are looking to brighten their smile, and teeth-whitening is a great way to do so.
Although teeth-whitening can be an enormous confidence enforcer for people, it is important for those people to be mindful of their diets post-procedure.
By choosing to eat certain foods and avoiding others, you can help maintain the “whiteness” you desire regardless if you chose an at-home kit or cosmetic bleaching.
“For many individuals who have had good results with either dentist-directed or over-the-counter whitening techniques, a significant concern is how to keep the teeth white after bleaching,” said Dr. Raymond Garrison, professor and chairman of the Wake Forest Baptist Department of Dentistry.
“We now know that there are foods that actually help to keep your teeth white rather than stain them. In fact, it may help patients avoid the time and expense of whitening retreatment.”
Foods such as firm fruits and vegetables can help protect teeth from harm. Apples, cauliflower, carrots, green beans, and celery help scrub your teeth while you chew.
It also can help the flow of saliva, which serves to neutralize acids. Not to mention the consumption of these foods are good for your overall health as well, which is a nice bonus.
There are also some dairy products that can help maintain their whiteness, especially those rich in calcium.
The lactic acid contained in these products helps prevent tooth decay. In fact, harder cheeses can also help to remove food debris and particles left on people’s teeth.
The foods to avoid are mixed in category on the food pyramid. People should do their best to avoid foods and products that have the ability to stain teeth. These are tobacco, soy sauce, soft drinks, red and white wines, and blueberries.
Although bleaching is an effective method for whitening one’s smile, it can also cause short-term effects like sensitivity.
Too frequent whitening treatments can potentially cause permanent damage, such as erosion of tooth enamel.
Before you choose to go ahead with any kind of teeth-whitening procedure, be sure to consult one our doctors here at Signature Smile in Brooklyn Heights.
If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment with our dentists, Dr. Evelina Tolchinsky DDS or Dr. Inna Trogan DDS, then please call our office today! (718) 246-5677
Our dentists have served the residents of Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Dumbo, and all of our other surrounding New York communities for years.
You can find our office in the heart of beautiful Brooklyn Heights at 100 Pineapple Walk, Brooklyn, NY 11201