When you undergo teeth whitening at our Vienna, VA dental office, you might wonder just how long you can expect the results to last. And the quick answer is that this can vary, depending on a number of circumstances.
The length of time teeth whitening lasts will depend primarily on your lifestyle choices. For instance, if your teeth were yellowed because of smoking or because you enjoy drinking staining beverages such as coffee or red wine and you revert back to these habits after the whitening procedure, this will impact the length of time your teeth will remain white.
The Importance Of Following Up
Follow-up care is important to just how white your teeth stay as well. To help your teeth whitening lasts as long as possible, you can use a professional home whitening kit periodically after you have the whitening done professionally in the dentist’s office. In addition, you should avoid (or reduce) those habits that may have discolored your teeth in the first place.
As always, you want to make sure you visit your dentist twice each year for examinations and cleanings. This will ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy, and that your teeth stay as white as possible. Contact us with any questions.