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Southpointe Dentristry | Post Treatment Instructions in Canonsburg

Amy L. Cabe D.D.S., P.C.

Southpointe Dentistry

"We strive to provide an atomsphere of trust, professionlism and dedication"

Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

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Post Treatment Instructions
Southpointe Dentristry in Canonsburg PA

Zoom!  Home Instructions (To be followed for the first 48 hours)


Everyone’s teeth have a protective layer called the acquired pellicle.  This layer contains the surface dental stains and is removed during a regular dental cleaning or the whitening process.  It takes twelve to twenty-four hours for the barrier to fully develop again.  To maximize the whitening, we ask that you do not consume dark liquids or foods (i.e. coffee, tea, dark soft drinks or red wine), as well as refraining from wearing colored lipsticks, in order to  minimize shade relapse.  In addition, we recommend that you avoid any “yellow” foods such as white wine and potato chips.


To avoid any unnecessary post-operative sensitivity, please self-medicate with whatever medication you would normally use for a headache.  Sensitivity may occur after any dental treatment.


Smoking is not permitted for the first 48 hours.  The teeth will darken if the patient smokes within the first 48 hours.


Remember you must not use any colored toothpastes of gels for the first 48 hours.  We recommend that you utilize Fluoridex 1.1% NSF 5000 ppm color-safe dentifrice.  In addition, do not use any colored mouthwash or home fluoride treatments.  If your daily homecare involves the use of Perio Rx or any Chlorahexidine, please wait 48 hours before continuing the usage of this product.




Main Entrée Suggestions:  Turkey, White Tuna (no vinegar), White Fish, Canned Chicken Breast,  Chicken Breast without the skin, Grilled Cheese with White Cheddar or Mozzarella Cheese, Pasta with White Sauce such as Alfredo Sauce.

Side Dish Suggestions:  Plain Pasta Noodles, White Rice, Mashed or Baked Potato without the peel.

Beverage Suggestions:  Milk, Water, Clear Soda, Tonic.

For Caffeine: “Storm” soda has mega caffeine for those who require their caffeine

For Alcohol:  “Zima”, Vodka

Fruits and Vegetables:  Apples, Bananas and Pears (no peels), Cauliflower

Snacks:  Cottage Cheese, Plain or Vanilla Yogurt, Snack Well Vanilla Cookies, Vanilla Pudding, White Cheese: White Cheddar/Mozzarella

Condiments:  Mayonnaise, Sour Cream and White Gravy

Carbohydrate Suggestions:  White Bread(no crust), Flour Tortillas(white),Saltine Crackers

Breakfast Suggestions:  Pancakes w/ White Syrup, Egg Whites, Oatmeal, Malt-o-Meal/ cream of Wheat

Canonsburg Dentist | Post Treatment Instructions. Amy Cabe is a Canonsburg Dentist.