Bleaching teeth – no food or drink afterward, literally?
December 12, 2013 8:29 AM Subscribe
Can I bleach my teeth late afternoon or early evening, and then eat or drink later without unbleaching?
posted by Lesser Shrew to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (6 answers total)
I have asked my dentist. He will sell bleach because he’s not stupid. However, he thinks bleaching is stupid and waves off questions by talking about gum health and keep spending your time flossing and how many people with sparkling white front teeth have gross and stinky periodontal disease in their vital back molars because they don’t care about dental health. (He seems professional insulted by this attitude.) His office ladies, who are in charge of things cosmetic, insist that you absolutely, positively cannot and must not have anything to eat or drink between using the trays and breakfast the next morning.
Obviously, having red wine and blueberry pie immediately after would be foolish. But. would the results be lessened if, for instance, I used the bleach at 6 p.m. and then, maybe around eight or nine, if I was feeling peckish, had a glass of white wine or maybe crackers and apple cider?
The alternative is to go to bed, perform my wifely duties, and then get up and use the trays.
What’s the real deal?
Personal experience or professional opinions welcome.
(Previous asks seem to be about product choices. I’m all set with gel and trays. Just wondering about the process.)