An elective cosmetic dentistry service, professional teeth whitening can help boost your confidence with a healthier look to your smile.
If teeth stains keep you from showing off your pearly whites, professional teeth whitening can remedy that. But, how long does whitening last?
Is Teeth Whitening Permanent?
No, teeth whitening is only intended to be a temporary treatment for stain removal. There are no methods available to permanently whiten teeth, so if you’re happy with your results and want to prolong them, you will need to repeat treatments. Sometimes, only a touch-up is needed to help restore brightness.
How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?
Professional teeth whitening is a personalized process, and your results will be individual. There is no way to tell beforehand exactly how long your results will last. A number of factors can affect the longevity of your improved smile, such as your diet, how often you brush your teeth, and the quality of whitening procedures that your dentist uses to brighten your smile.
That said, professional whitening can last anywhere from six months to three years, or potentially longer. The great news about professional teeth whitening is that results are quick. In as little as one 30-minute whitening treatment, you can be shades brighter.
How Can I Make My Professional Teeth Whitening Results Last Longer?
To help improve the longevity of your results, you can avoid certain things that can stain your teeth. That includes:
- Foods including berries and beets that can stain your teeth
- Red wine
Brushing your teeth twice daily will also help to extend the amount of time you can enjoy your results. For more questions on professional teeth whitening in Rockville or to book an appointment, contact us at 301-917-3964 today. Dr. Rochelle E. Hackley-Harris, DDS and our team look forward to giving your smile a makeover!