How Long Do Whitening Effects Last?

Teeth whitening treatments have always been popular, but how long do they last? We answer that question and more here.

Just about everyone (99% of us, in fact) desires a white and healthy smile and considers that smile our most important social feature. But unfortunately, your teeth are likely to start turning yellow or brown as you age, and this can happen for numerous different reasons.

Your teeth can become discolored from the foods and drinks you consume or from using tobacco products. A poor oral hygiene routine can also contribute to tooth discoloration, and age can thin the enamel covering, making the teeth appear yellowish.

At Wilshire Park Dental Group, our team offers Zoom!® in-office teeth whitening to help you achieve a bright white smile that can boost your self-confidence. Here’s why you should choose our in-office teeth whitening procedure, how it works, and how long you can expect it to last.

Why you should choose professional teeth whitening

While at-home teeth whitening may seem more convenient, it can often be messy with all the different gels and strips. In addition, the concentration of teeth whitening solutions in these at-home kits is much lower than for in-office treatments and won’t be nearly as effective as getting it done professionally.

At our office, we use medical-grade whitening solutions and custom-made mouth trays that ensure your smile will be evenly white and bright.

What to expect from teeth whitening

Zoom! teeth whitening works by breaking up discoloration and stains on your teeth with a specialized LED light. Your provider applies a gel on your teeth before the procedure and then uses the light in three 15-minute increments. In just 45 minutes total, your teeth will be at least 5-6 shades brighter.

This procedure is a completely safe and painless way to give you the white smile you’re looking to achieve.

What does aftercare look like?

After your procedure, you should take care to stay away from teeth staining foods and drinks like berries, wine, and coffee. In addition, you should avoid using tobacco products since this can also diminish the results of your bright new smile. You’ll also want to make sure to brush and floss regularly in order to maintain the whiteness of your teeth.

If you take the right precautions and follow these aftercare steps, you can expect your whitening effects to last for about 12-15 months.

If you’re feeling dissatisfied with the whiteness of your smile, schedule a teeth whitening appointment with us in order to give your self-confidence a boost. You can book an appointment with us by calling our office in Los Angeles, California or by using our online scheduler today.

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