How Long Does Whitening Last?
Teeth whitening has become a popular treatment throughout the years to help restore your teeth’s whiteness and give you a more radiant smile. There are several teeth whitening products and systems on the market today including trays, strips, toothpaste, rinses, over the counter (OTC) gels, and professional whitening done by dentists. Each of these plays a monumental part in keeping your teeth white and healthy. Teeth whitening is recommended if you have healthy teeth that have not been restored with fillings, particularly those who suffer yellow tones in their teeth. O'Sullivan, DeLuca & Ressel Dental Care can help provide you with the best tools to give you a radiant smile that lasts.
Teeth Whitening By Professionals
While there are many different teeth whitening systems and products on the market, the best place to begin your teeth whitening journey is at a dentist. Our dentists can offer a tooth whitening system that works better than any other combination of OTC systems and can help guide you with choosing the best after-care methods. Teeth whitening systems take about an hour to complete and offer a range of products that can make your teeth up to nine shades whiter.
Whitening toothpaste is first applied to your teeth, which contains either carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. Our professionals will use a prescription-strength whitening toothpaste that can only be offered by a dentist office, which makes them more effective than over the counter toothpaste. This can make your teeth between three to eight shades lighter than before.
Teeth bleaching is another option offered at our office, which can be combined with the whitening toothpaste to make for an even brighter smile. LED lights which gently remove the stains off your teeth are used by a dentist or dental hygienist. Protection for your gum tissue is used by either placing a sheet of rubber or a protective gel over your mouth. This will prevent any injury to your soft tissue. After about an hour, your teeth can be five to seven shades lighter. Followed up with whitening toothpaste, you can expect a drastic change in your smile immediately afterward.
Professional teeth bleaching not only gives you the best results, but it also provides you with the most efficient method of teeth whitening. Most at-home systems make you wait several hours before you can eat or drink anything besides water. A professional system with LED or whitening toothpaste allows you to continue to go about your day as soon as you leave the office.
How Long Does a Typical Whitening Last?
Teeth whitening systems can last for months before you have to get another treatment. The exact length of time is case-by-case and is dependent on several variables. Some people are more prone to yellow staining due to genetics, as tooth color is often carried through your family. Other factors, including your eating and drinking habits, can affect how long the results last. Those who heavily drink coffee and tea, smoke, consume excessive sugar, and take medication may see their results fade quicker than others.
If you are considering a teeth whitening or bleaching process, O'Sullivan, DeLuca & Ressel Dental Care will help guide you through your journey. Our staff is committed to your oral health. Contact us today at (352) 666-9898.
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