This procedure involves whitening teeth to remove any discoloration or stains on tooth enamel. There is a wide variety of procedures for teeth whitening that can be performed on the dental chair, at home or with a combination of both, depending on the patient’s preferences and budget. However, teeth whitening only works on the natural enamel of teeth, so any implants, fillings, crowns or veneers will not discolor and may end up having a different color shade.
What not to eat after whitening your teeth
- You should not eat foods with dark colors: for example, beets, spinach, blueberries, red sauce, citrus fruits such as lemon, tangerine, etc.
- The same applies to drinks with dark colors, such as coffee, tea, red wine and beverages with dyes.
While teeth are not, by nature, perfectly white, most people feel that they can improve their smile with whiter, brighter teeth.
Over time, teeth acquire extrinsic stains as a result of eating and drinking certain foods and drinks. Teeth also turn yellow with age, due to pigmentation inside the teeth. There are several ways to remove extrinsic stains and intrinsic yellowing, leaving a whiter and more radiant smile.