Can You Drink Coffee and Wine After Teeth Whitening?

Our Brookfield patients should avoid coffee and wine for at least 48 hours after teeth whitening treatment. This is crucial to protect the whitening results, as teeth tend to be more porous and vulnerable to stains during the first few days after treatment. The general rule is that you shouldn't eat or drink anything while you whiten your teeth that you wouldn't eat or drink on your mother's white couch. It's imperative to stay away from wine and coffee for the first 24 hours after teeth whitening treatment, but patients should try to avoid them for a little longer.

Until your pores have shrunk to their normal size, food and drinks are more likely to stain your teeth. We suggest that you try to avoid wine and coffee for two weeks, just to be on the safe side. If this is particularly difficult, we recommend that patients drink these beverages through a straw for two weeks to minimize contact with tooth enamel. It's best to avoid or limit the consumption of coffee or other beverages that are high in caffeine after teeth whitening treatment.

This allows the whitening agent to work fully and allows the teeth to withstand the effects of food and drink stains. Soda doesn't dry as much as coffee and therefore doesn't have the same effect on teeth whitening: it tends to be more hydrating. Soda also contains phosphoric acid, which can erode tooth enamel and cause sensitivity after teeth whitening. This effect means that soda has a neutralizing effect and can help prevent dry mouth, a common side effect of teeth whitening.

Teeth whitening removes stains from your teeth, including everyday things, such as food, drink, and tobacco.

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