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Pre/Post Teeth Whitening Instructions
BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT
Don't Brush or Floss your teeth within 5 hours before your appointment for best results! Instead, you may use a soft cloth with toothpaste to clean your teeth... just don't floss or use a toothbrush before teeth whitening. Why? Vigorous brushing prior to whitening may cause scratches on the gum tissue that could lead to gum sensitivity so to avoid this possibility - just don't brush before your appointment!
Eat/Drink Before Your Appointment as you may only drink water (no food) for two hours following your whitening session... so don't come hungry! Feel free to eat/drink anything you wish before your appointment.
AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT
*Don't Eat for Two Hours and Drink Plenty of Water following whitening and for the rest of that day to avoid any sensitivity - rehydrating is important!!
*Avoid Eating Dark Colored Food or Drink after your whitening session for about 24 hours. For example, NO coffee*, tea*, energy drinks*, red wine, dark soda, colored sports drinks, fruit juice, blueberries, beets, curry, spinach, spaghetti sauce, ketchup, salsa, red meat, or anything with heavy color. Say YES to water, white wine, 7up, milk, cereals, white chicken, pork, turkey, noodles, white sauce/pasta, white cheese, potatoes, bananas etc. after two hours. *If you need your caffeine "fix" within the 24-hour timeframe - using a straw and rinsing afterwards is recommended.
Don't Smoke or Chew Tobacco for a minimum of at least 2 hours after whitening. The longer you wait the better to avoid restaining your teeth.
You May Brush After Your Whitening, but for the next 48 hours use a white toothpaste and try to avoid brushing gums. Avoid using an 'extreme' whitening toothpaste and do not use a baking soda-based toothpaste. We recommend a gentle toothpaste like Sensodyne, for example.
And Last But Not Least...
Smile Often and Enjoy Your New
*PLEASE NOTE* We now offer a brand NEW post-whitening "Shield" treatment that can be applied AFTER whitening which allows you to avoid the "No Food for Two Hours" and "24-Hour No Colored Food/Drink Restriction". It is an additional cost of $25 and adds 10 min to your appointment time. Please let us know if you'd like this treatment before your appt so we can allow additional time for you!