If you’re interested in getting your teeth whitened, it’s important to know all the facts first. Marketing campaigns may tell you teeth whitening treatments will last forever, but is that true? Not necessarily. In this article, we will delve into a few things you should be aware of before you undergo treatment. Knowing these facts will help you keep your expectations realistic and help you figure out how to prolong treatment effects.
Certain Treatments Will Make Your Teeth Stay White Longer
If you use whitening strips at home, you’re not going to get as great or as long-lasting results as you would at the dentist. Whitening your teeth professionally will ensure it lasts longer and it’s done properly, so be sure to set up an appointment for the best results. You may also be provided with aftercare products that will ensure long-lasting results.
How Long on Average Does Teeth Whitening Last?
It depends upon each individual person as well as on the treatment as we mentioned before. Generally speaking, the effects of teeth whitening can last up to three years. However, for some, it can last a mere few months. You should, generally speaking, plan on getting your teeth whitened every few years or so.
Can I Make It Last Longer?
The good news is you can absolutely keep your teeth white longer, which thus prolongs time between dental visits. Those who smoke or drink a lot of red wine, tea, or coffee will stain their teeth faster. To avoid that from happening, try to avoid these and other acidic beverages. Be sure to drink a lot of water as well as this will remove stains and bacteria from your mouth. It goes without saying that you should be maintaining proper oral hygiene. Brush your teeth twice a day and make sure you’re getting dental cleanings as well.
For a full consultation about your teeth-whitening options, contact us and set up an appointment today.