It’s no secret that a mouth full of whiter teeth provides benefits, the most obvious being – a brighter more attractive smile. Stains or overall discoloration tends to dull your smile, so regardless of how widely you smile or heartily you laugh, your expressiveness has missing something. Whiter teeth restore this missing dimension to your self-esteem.
How long does the results of teeth whitening last?
Well, it really depends on how your aftercare.
The degree of whiteness will vary from individual to individual depending on the condition of the teeth, the level of staining, and the type of bleaching system used.
The effects of teeth whitening can last up to 2-3 years or as little as 1 month and it varies from person to person, meaning that it depends mainly on you and your lifestyle.
There are plenty of staining agents in foods, habitsm and medications that can interfere with the results of your teeth whitening experience.
You’ll want to avoid these as much as possible during whitening in order to maintain your white smile.
Here are some things that stain your teeth quickly:
- Chewing tobacco
- Dark liquids like red wine, coffee, and tea
- Staining foods like beetroot and berries
Brushing your teeth at least twice a day and avoiding these staining foods and drinks will help keep your teeth whitening noticeable for as long as possible.
Nevertheless, keep in mind that teeth whitening is not permanent.
People who highly expose their teeth to foods and beverages (on a daily basis) that cause staining may see the whiteness start to fade in as little as one month.
In the other hand, those who take proper care and avoid foods and beverages that stain may be able to wait one year or longer before another whitening treatment or touch-up is needed.
If you are concerned that your white smile is fading, ask your dentist about a touch-up treatment to retain your desired shade.
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