Everybody loves seeing those pearly white teeth.  The aesthetic glamour it brings added to one’s confidence, especially when dealing with different situations. The reason why your pearly whites become not so white anymore is because of the mineral structure of teeth and the discoloration that can be brought about by different food you intake such as coffee, tea and even those found in tap water.  However, there is no need to fret, it is  There are things to consider before undergoing different procedures, and most importantly, making sure that you keep those teeth white.

Teeth Whitening and its After Care

Food intake is a concern after teeth whitening.  While it is okay to consume food, it is advised that food that can release dark pigments be avoided within 24 to 48 hours after teeth whitening.

Food and Their Reaction

There are food that brings about a positive outcome and could aid in the maintenance of your perfectly white teeth. There is other food which brings about just the opposite and these are the food that should be avoided.  Otherwise, they will put all your efforts of teeth whitening in vain.

Fruits and Vegetables as Natural Scrubbers

Not only do fruits and vegetables bring about nutrients that will help strengthen your teeth, but they also act as natural brushes.  The different fruits and vegetables such as apples, celery, cauliflower and carrots acts as a natural scrub during chewing.  They at the same time enhance the saliva flow and aids in the neutralization of acids that causes breakdown of the teeth.

Dairy Products and their Role in Whitening

The milk group plays a big role, primarily in strengthening the bones and the teeth, making sure that it could withstand the different enzymes found in the mouth which causes the breakdown of the teeth.  More than this, the lactic acid that they produce protects teeth from decay and even aid removes different food particles that could be left in the tooth.

Food to Avoid

As previously said, the different food may bring about a positive outcome, but there are also food that needs to be avoided such sodas, soy sauce, red and white wine and blueberries.  These types of food are made of different ingredients that cause teeth staining and could alter the outcome of the teeth whitening session that you had with your dentist.  Another thing that needs to be avoided is smoking.  The intake of different cigarettes contains nicotine that with continued use causes staining on the teeth.

There are a lot of things that could cause the darkening of the teeth, more than the color it is important to be able to maintain a good oral hygiene.  This will provide you with greater confidence such that the cleanliness transcends beyond the physical tooth, but in the overall mouth care.

As always if there are any questions, ask your dentist.