How Long Do the Effects of Teeth Whitening Last?

Closeup of a pink lipstick coated smile showing before teeth whitening on the left and bright white teeth on the right.

Have you noticed that your teeth have started to yellow over time? Teeth yellowing is a common occurrence that can be caused by a variety of factors. One of the easiest and quickest ways to bring a sparkle back to your smile and give you a more youthful appearance is through teeth whitening treatments. Northside Dental in Raleigh, NC offers several options for teeth whitening.

The Common Causes of Tooth Discoloration

Wondering what factors most commonly lead to tooth discoloration? Here are some of the things that play a role in the yellowing of your smile:

  • Aging
  • Certain Medications
  • Coffee, Tea & Soda
  • Staining Food & Drinks
  • Tobacco Use

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

There are a wide range of teeth whitening treatments on the market. Professional teeth whitening managed through our office is more effective than products you can purchase over-the-counter. Teeth whitening products available only through a dentist have a higher potency and better quality trays. At Northside Dental, you can choose between budget-priced one size bleaching trays or custom trays. The advantage of the custom trays is that the bleaching agent remains closer to the teeth. This makes the process more efficient and more comfortable. At your dental consultation, Dr. Metwally can help you determine which type of whitening treatment best suits your unique needs.

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?

The average teeth whitening treatment can last up to a year or two. However, the longevity of teeth whitening results varies from person to person. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to lengthen the time you have with your fresh, pearly whites. After your teeth whitening treatment, make sure you follow a strict at-home oral hygiene regimen by brushing twice a day and flossing daily. Biannual dental cleanings are also crucial for maintaining your bright smile. We also recommend staying away from tobacco products as well as food and drinks that are known to cause tooth stains. The better you take care of your teeth, the longer you can enjoy the bright effects of your teeth whitening treatment!

Start Your Teeth Whitening Treatment

We believe everyone should enjoy the benefits of a beautiful, pearlescent smile! If you’re looking to whiten your teeth, please contact Northside Dental. Professional teeth whitening is a quick way to achieve a bright smile. We look forward to helping you achieve your smile goals!