How soon can I drink dark liquids and food that may stain after teeth whitening?

Hey I just got my teeth whitened on Thursday and it's now Sunday am I able to drink dark liquids again and eat foods that would stain a white shirt? An be able to bite into foods that may stain a white shirt??

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How soon can I drink dark liquids and food that may stain after teeth whitening?

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Usually about 48 hours after procedure. You can use at-home whitening kits to keep your teeth white. I would recommend getting one made by your dentist, they are far more effective than the ones sold in stores. 

Staining Foods + Teeth Whitening

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You are able to drink and eat as normal at this point. But it is important to remember to maintain good dental hygiene to maintain your whiter smile as long as possible. Over time these foods and drinks will darken your teeth and then you may choose to do a "touch up" of your teeth whitening. With proper brushing, flossing, and rinsing after eating you can prolong the process of staining.

Marielaina Perrone, DDS
Henderson Dentist

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