How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?

If you are considering teeth whitening, you may wonder how long your results may last. The truth is that this depends on your teeth and your habits, but, in general, results can last six months, or longer, with proper maintenance.

Your Lifestyle Makes a Difference

dreamstime_m_11230426Teeth whitening is very effective at removing stains from your teeth, but it doesn’t fundamentally change the structure of your teeth, so all the same things that discolored your teeth in the first place will still lead to staining.

Try to quit smoking and cut down on coffee, tea, red wine, colas, and dark berries. All of these will reduce the length of time you enjoy your teeth whitening results. You can reduce staining by rinsing your mouth with water after eating or drinking staining foods.

Remember to brush twice daily to help reduce staining. Don’t overbrush, though, and be wary of teeth whitening toothpastes with abrasives. These can wear down your enamel, which will lead to yellowing of your teeth in time.

Keep Your Smile Bright

We offer free teeth whitening for life along with some of our dental procedures. This means that you have an at-home whitening kit that you can use to maintain your results. Whenever you start to notice the color of your teeth is dimming, you can use the trays to get your teeth back to their brightest shade.

If you use these trays properly, your teeth whitening can last forever.

Longer-Lasting and Better Whitening

On the other hand, some people don’t see the benefit they would like from teeth whitening. You may have one or more teeth that don’t get the color you want, or perhaps your teeth whiten unevenly. Maybe you don’t want to have the trouble of treating your teeth regularly to maintain their whiteness.

If you are looking for even better whitening results, porcelain veneers are the right choice for you. Porcelain veneers can whiten teeth that have staining deep inside that doesn’t respond to whitening.

Porcelain veneers also give much more long-lasting results. They can last ten years or more, with no additional whitening treatments, either from you or a dentist.

if you would like to learn more about your teeth whitening options, please call 303-759-5652 for an appointment with a Denver cosmetic dentist at Park Meadows Dental Care.