How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?

If you are looking for a quick way to rejuvenate your smile, then you should look no further than teeth whitening. This cosmetic treatment can make your teeth a few shades whiter, leaving your smile looking and feeling more radiant and healthy.

But, here's the big question: How long will you enjoy your new and improved smile?

It depends.

Keep reading this short blog post to learn more.

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?

The effects of Oak Park teeth whitening treatments can last anywhere between six months and a couple of years.

This striking difference occurs because the effectiveness of the treatment depends on several factors.

What are those factors and how can you make your white smile last longer?

Factors That Affect Teeth Whitening Treatment

The longevity of your white smile can depend on:

The Type of Treatment

Professional whitening treatments will last considerably longer than over-the-counter kits. Not only the bleaching agent is more potent in the case of professional treatments, but the dentist also knows how much agent to apply and for how long to get the best results.

If you don't have time for an in-office treatment, you can also opt for at-home professional kits. We here at Murphy Dental Group, PLLC, will first take impressions of your teeth and create custom whitening trays. Once the trays are ready, we will contact you to come pick up the kit together with a whitening agent. We will give you all the information you need to achieve professional-grade results at home.

Your Lifestyle

Ultimately, it all goes down to the choices you make on a daily basis. If you are a smoker, for example, you can expect the whitening treatment to last significantly less. The same is true if you consume staining foods and beverages regularly. These include coffee, red wine, berries, tomato sauce, etc.

How to Make Your White Smile Last Longer

Here are some simple steps that you can take to make your bright smile last longer:

  • Opt for professional in-office or at-home treatments
  • Limit the consumption of staining foods and beverages
  • Limit the consumption of acidic foods and beverages, such as citrus fruits or sodas
  • Brush and floss your teeth daily to remove plaque buildup
  • See your dentist twice a year for regular checkups and cleanings
  • Avoid smoking or using tobacco products

Want a Brighter Smile? Call Us!

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to update your smile? We here at Murphy Dental Group, PLLC offer excellent cosmetic dentistry services, including teeth whitening. And to make things more convenient for you, we offer at-home kits so that you can get professional results in the comfort of your home.

Do you have more questions or want to book an appointment? Send us a message online and we will contact you as soon as possible.