Here at Exquisite Smiles, we offer many services to give you your perfect smile. One of them is premium teeth whitening. After investing in your smile you want to keep the results for as long as possible.

You do not want to have your teeth whitened and have stains two weeks later! Remember, your teeth are sustainable to staining and sensitivity 2 to 3 days after having them whitened.

With that in mind, there are certain foods and beverages to steer clear of for those first 24 to 72 hours.


A good cup of coffee is many people’s start to their day. The downside is that coffee is notorious for staining your teeth. If you cannot part with your morning pick-me-up, we suggest drinking with a straw to keep stains away.

This suggestion is not limited to coffee. Any dark-colored beverage should be drunk with a straw to reduce the possibility of staining.

Acidic Foods

The bleaching agents used in the whitening process can cause sensitivity shortly after the procedure. Acidic foods can cause more than a little discomfort if eaten within the first 24 to 72 hours. Avoid all “sour” foods; citrus fruits, pickles, and soda.

White T-Shirt Test

The “White T-Shirt Test”, is what you need to ask yourself before you eat or drink something.

“If this spills or falls on a white shirt, will there be a stain?”

If the answer is yes or maybe, keep in mind that it may also stain your teeth.  Beats, carrots, chocolate, soy sauce, ketchup, and anything with food coloring are a few examples of foods that can stain your teeth.

What Can You Eat

After naming what could seem like everything on the “Not To Eat” list, you might feel like there is nothing you can eat.

Do not let the “DO NOT’s” frighten you.

There are plenty of foods that you can eat during the first few days after whitening. Rice, bread, cheese, chicken, turkey, pasta, and potatoes are a few examples of foods that are ok to eat.

When in doubt, do the “White T-Shirt Test” if you are unsure of what is ok to prevent staining and discomfort. Also, drink with a straw. Drinking with a straw versus drinking from the cup is not only more sanitary, but you will not stain your teeth.

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We service the following areas:

  • South Attleboro, MA
  • Attleboro, MA
  • Seekonk, MA
  • Cumberland, RI
  • Lincoln, RI