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Old 05-16-2017, 04:45 AM   #1
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Diet pattern after having teeth whitening procedure

Hey, I have got a discolored teeth. The yellow shade of my teeth won't go away. I have tried several techniques to whiten my teeth. I brush my teeth twice daily. Likewise, I use to floss my teeth frequently.

Now, I am going to seek professional help and has decided to have a teeth whitening procedure from a cosmetic dental clinic in Ajax. Some of my friends have done teeth bleaching. Is teeth whitening and teeth bleaching the same? What is the difference between them?

Also, somebody please suggest a diet pattern that should be followed after having a teeth whitening procedure. What are the foods that can stain the teeth? I have the habit of drinking coffee. Should I stop that habit?
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Is teeth whitening and teeth bleaching the same? What is the difference between them?
Broadly. A bleaching agent uses chemical action to whiten. Teeth whitening can use that, but can also use scraping/dissolving/other techniques.


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Also, somebody please suggest a diet pattern that should be followed after having a teeth whitening procedure. What are the foods that can stain the teeth? I have the habit of drinking coffee. Should I stop that habit?
Biggest problem I have with that is tobacco, which I presume you DON'T do. Very wise not to get hooked.

Yes, coffee can cause stains. There are others. Everyone knows sugar causes tooth decay, but not so many know that potato starch (chips, crisps whatever you call them) is worse. It stick inbetween the teeth and turns into sugar, just ready to feed the bacteria.

But to be honest, I think maybe just basic brushing technique could help, along with a mouthwash. One thing I avoid is fluoride, which is not so easy to do in the USA - using a natural anti-bacterial agent like tea tree oil does work, although it doesn't foam at all.

Some people advocate no toothpaste or agent at all, just brushing, is the main key. I can't help thinking that plaque buildup depends on bacteria, so you really want to zap that bacteria.

The mouth is a filthy place in its natural state. Best not to dwell too deeply on that.

Little and often is the key. Most hope for a "magic bullet" but what is the point of depending on specialist services for personal everyday health?
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