If you are looking for a quick and simple way to boost the appearance of your smile, teeth whitening is an excellent solution.
One question we get asked all the time here at Glen Valley Dentistry is how long can I enjoy the effects of the treatment.
The short answer is that it depends.
Here are some of the factors that can influence the duration of your teeth whitening treatment.
Several factors impact how long the results of teeth whitening will last.
The type of treatment can greatly influence how long your teeth will remain white and bright. A professional in-office whitening or at-home whitening kit prescribed by a dentist will provide longer-lasting results than over-the-counter whitening products.
Teeth that are heavily stained or discolored may not achieve as long-lasting results as teeth that are only slightly stained. Additionally, teeth that have been treated for certain conditions such as cavities or tooth decay may not respond as well to whitening treatments.
If you are a big fan of coffee, tea, and red wine, you should know that these products can cause staining and discoloration. The same goes for tobacco products. These lifestyle habits can also have an impact on how long teeth whitening results will last.
The results of teeth whitening can be prolonged with proper oral hygiene care such as regular brushing, flossing, and mouthwash.
It's important to understand the duration of teeth whitening results vary widely depending on the factors mentioned above. But generally speaking, professional in-office whitening or at-home whitening kits prescribed by a dentist can last for several months to a year.
Over-the-counter whitening products, on the other hand, will only last anywhere from a few weeks to a few months.
It's important to note that teeth whitening results are not permanent. Even if you maintain a healthy lifestyle and proper oral hygiene, your teeth will eventually become stained and discolored again.
You can opt for touch-up whitening treatments to maintain the whiteness of your teeth over time. And if you want to keep your teeth looking their whitest, you will need to repeat the whitening process periodically.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth and would like to give your smile a quick boost, we are more than excited to help you.