How Long Does Professional Teeth Whitening Last?

March 27, 2024 - toothbar - 0 comments happy client at the dentist

Pearly white teeth are beautiful and can make your smile shine. However, even a professional tooth-whitening treatment lasts for a finite duration. It has a lot to do with how deep the treatment penetrates into the tooth and the lifestyle and eating habits of the patient. Let’s explore how long a professional teeth-whitening treatment lasts below:

Toothpaste

Brushing your teeth with a peroxide- or charcoal-infused whitener can reduce surface stains and lighten up your smile in a matter of weeks. However, because the treatment doesn’t penetrate into the teeth or break the molecular bonds of many varnishes, these treatments last mere months and produce lackluster results.

Whitening Strips

Whitening strips are more effective than toothpaste and just as easy to use. By simply wrapping the strips around your teeth, you can achieve more dazzling results in a few days. Nevertheless, even these treatments fall short of professional methods and will fade away in just three or four months. Strips tend to cost much more than toothpaste but promise faster results.

Whitening Foam with Trays

Foam whitening treatments are the in-between choice if you are torn between strips and toothpaste. Foam promises results in about two weeks but will fade faster than the brighter smiles you gain with strips and toothpaste.

Whitening Pens

A whitening pen is easy to apply and can improve the look of your teeth in a matter of days. The drawback is that people who use pens often become dependent because the results also fade in a few days.

Professional Bleaching Trays

The powerful bleaching solution prescribed by dentists can whiten teeth almost immediately. The effects outlast the retail treatments described above by sustaining the whiteness for six months to a year. These are an easy solution to obtain professional results without the hassle of constantly applying treatments.

Laser Bleaching

Laser bleaching is a more effective option that penetrates deep into the microscopic textures of the tooth to whiten them. It provides lasting results that promise to keep your pearls looking polished for a year or longer. Although it is more expensive than bleaching trays, it is another option for immediate results.

Dental Office Bleaching

This is the most durable treatment on the market. It is typically less expensive than laser treatments and outlasts all the other methods by years. An intensive bleaching performed exclusively in-office at Toothbar can last for up to three years.

Contact Us

If you are searching for the best methods to obtain a gleaming smile, contact Toothbar by searching for “dentists near me” online. Our experienced dentists will examine your teeth and consider whether you are a candidate for tooth whitening. People who have gum disease or sensitive teeth may not be ideal candidates. Worn teeth can also lead to uneven coloration.

Call 512-949-8202 to schedule an appointment. You can also book an appointment by visiting the Toothbar website. We are located in beautiful downtown Austin and are happy to assist you with all your dental needs. When you need an Austin cosmetic dentist with extensive experience in teeth whitening procedures, count on us to provide the right treatment for your needs.

Dr. Kimberley Barclay

Co-founder and owner Dr. Kimberley Barclay is actively involved in local and national dental societies, including the Capital Area Dental Society and Spear Education courses on cosmetic dentistry. She is also a member of the Seattle Study Club, one of the most advanced education groups for dental professionals.

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This content was fact-checked by Dr. Kimberley Barclay and Dr. Lauren Jacobsen following editorial guidelines. Dr. Kimberley Barclay is actively involved in local and national dental societies, including the Capital Area Dental Society and Spear Education courses on Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Lauren Jacobsen is an active member of the dental community and engages in further education and training through membership with a local chapter of the Seattle Study Club and Spear Education courses.

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