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How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?

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The answer to this question will depend on a number of different factors, the most important of which is the teeth whitening method you use to brighten the shade of your smile. At our practice, Dr. Colin Morton and our team offer patients professional-grade, customized whitening trays that can be worn during the day or at night in the comfort and convenience of one’s home. Results from this advanced teeth whitening treatment last an average of six to twelve months for the majority of individuals.

Additional elements that influence the longevity of whitening results include the foods and beverages you consume, as well as your personal oral hygiene habits. When eaten on a frequent basis, high-staining foods like blueberries and blackberries can often cause the teeth to show discoloration sooner rather than later. The same can be said of drinking lots of coffee, tea, red wine, and other liquids that have a high propensity to stain the teeth. Furthermore, failure to brush, floss, and receive routine dental cleanings as recommended by your dentist tend to expedite the yellowing process, as does smoking cigarettes or using other tobacco products.

To get the most out of your teeth whitening treatment, we recommend paying close attention to what you consume and remembering not to neglect basic oral hygiene habits. In addition, performing ongoing maintenance and occasional touch-up treatments can help to prolong your bleaching results. With the at-home technique our practice offers, this can be done easily on your own time when you feel that the effects of your previous treatment have begun to fade – all you have to do is schedule your appointment today to get started!

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