Festive foods you can enjoy after teeth whitening

Posted by Ruth Morris on 3 December 2014

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Teeth whitening treatments are becoming more and more popular especially during the festive season when everyone wants to look their best when attending those parties and dinners.

After having their teeth whitened many people may be having such a good time that they don’t give a second thought to keeping their shiny new pearls looking white, and tuck straight back into those foods and beverages that can stain teeth.

Many dentists advise sticking to a whiter diet during the first 48 hours after receiving teeth whitening treatments.

Here are some tips on how to keep your smile sparkling white:

For those of you looking forward to a Christmas dinner, you will be delighted to hear that most foods that make up a roast dinner are absolutely fine to eat!  Brilliant Dental Care recommends chicken or turkey for your meat and a new potato on the side.  Add a bit of cauliflower and perhaps a white cheese sauce, and tuck in.  Gravies that are rich in red wine should be avoided after a teeth whitening treatment as they can stain.

If you’re looking for an alternative festive dinner, pasta in a white sauce can be an ideal winter warmer.

For dessert, a banana split, preferably with vanilla ice cream is a real treat.  Most fruit cannot be eaten at this time due to its high acidity.  Stick to the ‘white diet’ rule and enjoy marshmallows or mints.

Want an alcoholic drink to celebrate with?  You can drink whatever you wish, but if you don’t want your teeth whitening treatment to be in vain, it’s best to steer clear of dark coloured liquids. Party favourites which are unlikely to stain your teeth include Vodka, Malibu, Gin and white wine.  These can be mixed with lemonade or tonic water, although ideally, fizzy drinks such as Coca Cola should be avoided.

If you want a reminder as to what you can and can’t eat, why not check out the ‘white diet’ for advice on foods and drinks.  Here at Brilliant Dental Care, your treatment doesn’t finish just because you’ve left the premises. 

We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!