Are you a slave to your morning cup of java? You’re not alone. Unfortunately, coffee is one of the most common causes of tooth staining, and may even be the reason you need to get your teeth whitened in the first place. At the very least, dentists recommend waiting 48 hours after whitening before consuming dark foods or liquids. If you simply can’t resist, use a straw.
For some people, a glass of red wine at the end of the day is just as important as a cup of coffee at the start of the day. Aside from the purported health benefits of a daily glass of red, it’s simply a nice way to relax after a long day at work. However, like coffee, red wine is a leading cause of tooth staining. Best to avoid that glass of red for as long as possible after whitening to preserve the effects.