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Professional teeth whitening: Foods to avoid after treatment

The mere act of smiling gives your brain a boost of endorphins, but seeing a set of gorgeously white teeth in the mirror takes that happy feeling to the next level. Since years of coffee and other staining foods inevitably strip the luster away from our pearly whites, laser teeth whitening is an excellent option for anyone wanting to bump their smile up a notch. Like any cosmetic procedure, there are a few things to keep in mind during aftercare to keep your teeth bright for years to come. So, when the cravings hit, here’s our guide on post laser whitening foods to avoid and foods you should reach for after laser teeth whitening.


The foods we eat always have a chance of staining our teeth over time. But after your laser teeth whitening treatment, your teeth will be extra susceptible to staining and discoloration. The key to preserving your new smile is watching what you eat in the early days, both to protect the new, brilliant shine of your teeth and to avoid the chance of your teeth or gums being irritated. After laser teeth whitening, you will mainly want to avoid food with lots of color, acidity, or tannins. Here are a few of the big ones:

  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Fruit juice
  • Soda
  • Wine
  • Dark fruits
  • Curry
  • Tobacco
  • Chocolate or other sweets

If you’ve ever tried to get a coffee stain out of a white shirt, you can understand why these are all foods to avoid after laser teeth whitening. Instead, stick to a diet rich in mild, pale-colored foods that won’t stain or irritate your teeth. Chicken, white fish, pasta (no red sauce or green pesto!), bananas, yogurt, and oatmeal are excellent options.


The foods to avoid after laser teeth whitening can seem pretty stringent, but we promise that the teeth whitening aftercare is worth it. If you’re staring at this list of food and fighting down the urge for a cup of coffee, you’re probably wondering, “How long after teeth whitening can I eat normally?” Luckily, you don’t have to wait for long. Between 24-72 hours is long enough to go back to your morning cup of coffee or your favorite bowl of curry. Healthy eating, regular tooth brushing and flossing, and occasional touch-ups at least six months after your first treatment can keep your teeth white and beautiful for a lifetime.


It’s easy to feel self-conscious about stained or discolored teeth. Some of us might even resist the urge to crack a big grin because we’re hiding our imperfect teeth. But with laser teeth whitening, you can leave that self-doubt behind. In two hours or less, you can dial your smile up to ten shades of brilliance. Just steer clear of our list of foods to avoid after laser teeth whitening and your new smile will stay bright!

While most people don’t experience any discomfort at all from the procedure, we take your comfort very seriously at Daela Cosmetic Tattoo. Our signature all-natural gel provides great protection during the process, so most of our clients don’t end up feeling any sensitivity at all. You can count on our professional laser teeth whitening services to deliver the best results every time. Let us know how we can help you achieve your perfect smile by calling us at (971) 337-5401, or check out our website for more information.

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