Platte Canyon Dental
Dr. Christina Linn, DMD

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?

September 28, 2021
Posted By: Platte Canyon Dental
A happy man and woman after teeth whitening in Littleton, CO

Whitening your teeth is one of the fastest and most affordable ways to amp up your smile! Many of our patients claim that professional teeth whitening in Littleton took years off their appearance and boosted their confidence. 

However, once you decide to invest in teeth whitening, how long can you expect it to last? That answer will vary for each person based on the whitening products they choose and their lifestyle choices.

Let's take a look at how over-the-counter products compare with professional teeth whitening.

Professional Teeth Whitening vs Over-the-Counter

When you visit your local grocery store, you probably find yourself inundated with options for whitening your teeth, including toothpaste, mouth rinses, and whitening products like strips. These products may eventually yield results, but unfortunately, they're not as strong as the bleaching gel you'll find at your dentist's office, which likely means lesser results that don't last as long as you would like.

Your Littleton dentist uses high-strength whitening gel combined with trays custom-made for your teeth using impressions we take. Even better, these are take-home teeth whitening kits that you can use whenever it's most convenient for your schedule.

With professional teeth whitening, you'll see results in about ten days to 2 weeks that will last for months. As a bonus, you'll have your whitening trays at home so you can brighten your smile whenever you like. So you can rest assured that your smile will always be camera-ready for your next event.

Lifestyle Choices

The results of your teeth whitening efforts will be impacted by certain lifestyle choices you make, such as the foods you eat or using tobacco products.

Certain foods and beverages can stain your teeth and shorten the time you enjoy your brighter smile. Some of the culprits are:

  • Coffee and black tea
  • Berries
  • Marinara sauce
  • Curries
  • Red wine

You don't have to avoid these foods and beverages altogether, but rather enjoy them in moderation and brush your teeth about 30 minutes afterward.

Do You Have Questions About Teeth Whitening in Littleton, CO?

If you'd like to learn more about professional teeth whitening for your smile, contact Platte Canyon Dental today at (303) 797-2286.



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