How Long Does Tooth Whitening Last?
The longevity of whitening procedure varies from person to person depending on diet, lifestyle habits, age and many other factors. Much like a tan, proper maintenance and follow up care can significantly affect how long the whitening effects will last. At Modern Smiles Dentistry in North Hollywood, our experienced cosmetic dentist offers two types of professional in-office teeth whitening procedures, Zoom Bleaching or Laser (Biolase) Whitening, as well as customized at-home whitening trays to help you maintain your color.
Generally, an in-office teeth whitening treatment result can last anywhere from six months to two years. Here are some tips on how to prolong results of your whitening treatment:
- Periodic Touch-Ups: Occasional whitening re-treatments approximately every 6 months or annually, can be of great way to maintain the effects.
- Avoid Pigmented Foods and Drinks: Reducing consumption of highly staining foods or drinks such as coffee, tea , tobacco, and red wine can help slow down the discoloration of your teeth. You can also use a straw as oppose to sipping, while drinking coffee or tea to reduce contact with your teeth.
- Consult with your Dentist: Ask our team at Modern Smiles if there are factors affecting your teeth whitening results and if a take home tray and bleaching gels or a touch-up is recommended to maintain your teeth color.
Here at Modern Smiles we are committed to providing you with the best return on your investment in your smile. Our Whitening results are often extraordinary and longer-lasting than over-the-counter whitening products. Dr. Tajik customizes your teeth whitening treatments based your unique attributes to achieve the best possible results. If you would like to learn more about our teeth whitening or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at 818.763.9353 or book it online today.