When you purchase a teeth whitening kit, you want to make sure that you get the best results possible from the gel. After all, you don’t want the time and money that you invested in treatments to go to waste. At TeethWhiteningKits2You.co.uk, we often get questions from clients who want to know if they should eat or drink anything special while using their teeth whitening gel or if they should avoid eating or drinking anything in particular.
The answer is a little complicated.
A number of foods and drinks can contribute to tooth stains. These include drinks like coffee, tea, soda and red wine and dark fruits and spaghetti sauce. In general, reducing the amount of these foods and drinks in your diet or taking special precautions like rinsing your mouth out with water after enjoying them can help you to keep discolouration to a minimum.
In the past, dentists often recommended that patients follow a white diet while performing teeth whitening treatments at home. A white diet is simply one that is free of dark coloured foods like the ones mentioned earlier. The belief behind the recommendation is that keeping one’s diet free of foods and drinks that stain the teeth would make teeth whitening gel more effective.
A study published this year suggests that in the short-term during teeth whitening treatments, what you eat and drink doesn’t affect results. The study found no difference in whitening results between people who followed a white diet and those who did not. Based on this research, it seems that the whitening gel products used for at-home treatments are powerful enough to counteract any tiny amounts of staining that occur due to drinking a cup of coffee or eating a bowl of blackberries.
So the short answer to the question is that no, you don’t need to give up any foods or drinks while you’re using a teeth whitening kit to get its full benefits. Still, over the long-term, avoiding foods and drinks that can stain your teeth can help you maintain your new white smile for longer.
If you’re ready to get started with teeth whitening, we’re here to help. You can check out the full selection of kits and EU compliant safe gels at TeethWhiteningKits2You.co.uk.
Author – Sharron Hunt