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How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?

July 15, 2018
Posted By: Dr. Chris Davis
Woman Getting Teeth Whitened | Whiter Smiles in Lexington

Few people wouldn’t benefit from a teeth whitening treatment, and no wonder; it’s an easy procedure that produces stunning results in a relatively short amount of time.

What to Expect from Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is also one of the most affordable ways to dramatically improve your smile. But the procedure is an investment, and once your teeth are sparkling and bright, you may wonder how long you can expect those results to last.

In theory, whitening results can last indefinitely. But studies indicate that, on average, the whitening level that most patients consider “satisfactory,” lasts between one and three years.

Of course, many factors come into play in determining the longevity of your whitening:

  • Heredity – You should be realistic about what to expect from your whitening treatment. Each person has a level beyond which teeth can’t be whitened. It may be that your favorite celebrity with the dazzling smile simply started off with naturally whiter teeth.
  • Oral habits – Once you have had your teeth professionally whitened, you must commit to brushing and flossing conscientiously. Nothing can ruin a bright smile faster than poor oral hygiene. Routine dental cleanings every six months are a great way to maintain the bright results of your treatment and give your smile a boost every six months
  • Lifestyle habits – Do you routinely drink coffee or red wine? These beverages leave staining pigments behind that will quickly stain a newly-whitened smile.

Schedule Your Teeth Whitening Treatment with our Lexington Office

When you choose teeth whitening at our Lexington, KY office, we will explain everything you need to know about the procedure and what to expect. We offer both in-office power whitening treatments and convenient customized take-home kits.

If you would like to learn more about how we can help you get and keep a brighter smile, please call Garden Springs Dental. We will be happy to schedule a professional cleaning so we can get started!

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