How Long After Teeth Whitening Can I Drink Coffee?
You’re a coffee addict and have heard that you have to wait 1-2 days after whitening your teeth to drink coffee.
Is this true?
It’s no secret that coffee and other beverages and foods can cause teeth discoloration. Our teeth are naturally porous, and if you are not regularly taking steps to remineralize them, there is a greater likelihood that surface stains will appear.
This is why so many people turn to teeth whitening options. From LED devices to white strips to professional teeth whitening, everybody wants a bright white smile
But how your teeth react to food and drink stains after teeth whitening depends on the type of teeth whitening system you use.
WHEN CAN I DRINK COFFEE AFTER TEETH WHITENING?
It's true that if you whiten your teeth with any process that uses a peroxide whitening gel (that includes LED whiteners that use a peroxide gel, peroxide-based teeth whitening strips, and professional teeth whitening), you should wait 1-2 days before consuming coffee or any stain-causing beverage or food.
This is because peroxide not only removes the stains on your teeth but also your enamel! This makes your teeth more porous and sensitive.
At Primal Life, we LOVE coffee! High-quality coffee is good for you! Coffee beans are rich in antioxidants, which protect cells against damage, and it has been shown to lower the likelihood of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, liver, and endometrial cancers, Parkinson's disease, and depression!
With our Real White LED Teeth Whitening System, your teeth are remineralized while they are being whitened, making them stronger and less porous. (So you can drink coffee after teeth whitening with our Real White Teeth Whitener and Gel!)
This is because our whitening gel is NOT made from peroxide - it's made from hydroxyapatite (HAp), Phthalimidoperoxycaproic acid (PAP), white activated charcoal, clay, and olive oil with essential oils to eliminate the stains on your smile while it remineralizes your teeth!
With that said, coffee does contain tannins that give it the dark, rich color that does stain teeth, and it is acidic, which weakens enamel, making it more prone to staining.
To help with this, you might consider drinking your coffee with a straw to minimize the amount of time coffee sits on the teeth. You can also drink water during or after enjoying a cup.
An easy win is to make sure you’re brushing and flossing every day. Use a toothpaste or toothpowder with natural ingredients to keep your smile healthy and protected. Toothpowder made with natural clays will help remineralize the teeth, further strengthening and protecting them.
Whiten your teeth 2-3x a week for maintenance, and show off your real white smile while getting one leg up on all of the people who are missing their morning coffee because they used a peroxide gel!
Our V4 LED Teeth Whitener uses blue LED light combined with our peroxide-free teeth strengthening gel - made with hydroxyapatite (HAp), Phthalimidoperoxycaproic acid (PAP), white activated charcoal, clay, and olive oil with essential oils - to eliminate the stains on your smile while remineralizing your teeth and making them stronger!
The red light setting helps to reduce teeth sensitivity, heal inflammation, increase blood circulation, and stimulate the growth of gum tissue and bone.
YOUR BRIGHT, WHITE SMILE
There is nothing wrong with wanting a bright, white smile. And with a healthy, teeth strengthening option, you can have your coffee and have white teeth at the same time!
"This first improvement I noticed was that my gritty feeling and porous teeth became smooth! This is miraculous. Re-enamelized! My whole mouth is so much healthier. And my teeth are whiter and shiny." - Terry H.