BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT
The night before: Brush teeth and gums gently. The goal is to avoid micro-abrasions along the gum line which can lead to sensitivity. Skip flossing.
The day of your appointment: Do not brush 4 hours prior to appointment. If your appointment is in the afternoon, use care with morning brushing as described above.
To avoid excessive dry mouth along the gums and lips, your whitening professional will offer you a vitamin E balm to apply immediately prior to your procedure. This can be used post procedure for extra moisture.
AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT
For the first 24 hours after your whitening: Restrict the diet to "All-white" diet. Avoid red wine, coffee, tea, colored sodas, dark meats, dark veggies, and staining sauces such as tomato sauces, ketchup, mustard, barbecue. Anything that would stain a white T-shirt is off limits!!
Eat meats such as chicken, pork, or turkey. Other acceptable options include pasta, white sauces, white cheeses, potatoes, grits and our favorite...VODKA.
For the first 48 hours after your whitening: Brush your teeth and gums gently with a plain white paste. No "whitening" or baking soda pastes. Do not use blue or red toothpaste.