Things to Consider After Teeth Whitening

Things to Consider After Teeth Whitening

We advise you that in some cases, a certain tooth sensitivity may occur during or shortly after the whitening treatment. This feeling is temporary and reversible within a few hours after the end of the treatment∙ The patient may experience tenderness. These sensitivities are temporary. They disappear in a maximum of 1-2 days. Painkillers can be used if needed for the first one or two days.

In order to achieve maximum results from the treatment performed, it is important to reduce the consumption of the following within and after 48 hours of application of the whitening gel:

  • Extreme cold or heat should be avoided for the first few days.
  • Products with dark colors such as cigarettes, tea, coffee, chocolate, red wine, cherry, caramel, cola, tomato paste should not be used for at least 3-4 days after the end of the process.
  • Cigarettes, pipes, cigars and chewable tobacco
  • Vegetables such as beets
  • The use of whitening toothpaste will also prolong the whitening effect. Toothpastes or tooth powders containing abrasives should never be used.

The whitening results are very stable, but depending on the lifestyle and dietary habits, it may be necessary to resort to refreshing treatments periodically.
  • Abrasive products cause both discoloration and sensitivity after a certain period of time.
  • The effect of whitening is maintained for a long time in patients who should brush their teeth at least twice a day, have regular check-ups for 6 months, do not smoke and do not consume excessive tea and coffee.
  • In patients who do not comply with these rules, there may be a return, and as a result of the return, re-whitening can be performed.