How Long Will My Teeth Whitening Results Last?
Following an Opalescence® Boost teeth whitening treatment offered here at Scottsdale Smile Center, results typically last anywhere from six months to one year, depending on one’s personal habits and commitment to proper oral hygiene. People who drink lots of tea, coffee, red wine, and other high-staining beverages may start to see yellowing and/or other tooth discolorations quicker than those who don’t drink these types of liquids on a regular basis. The same can be said for individuals whose diet consists of high-staining foods like blackberries and blueberries, as well as for those who smoke and/or use tobacco quite frequently. As a result, it is vital to not only pay close attention to what you eat and drink, but also to make sure you are brushing and flossing as recommended by your dentist to combat the appearance of staining and help prolong the results of your whitening treatment.
An additional piece of advice for increasing the longevity of your whitening results is to perform ongoing maintenance and periodic touch-up care. To assist with this, our dentists – Dr. Don Chiappetti and Dr. Jonathan Coombs – offer an at-home teeth whitening treatment that allows you to brighten your smile at your own convenience. This effective technique consists of a specialized whitening gel and fitted trays that can be worn at night until you achieve your desired shade of white.
Ultimately, the effects of teeth whitening will be unique to every individual, but the best tips for maintaining your preferred shade for as long as possible include being mindful of what food and drinks you consume, staying committed to proper oral care, and talking to your dentist about any at-home touch-up treatments that can be employed later down the road.