How Long Tooth Whitening Lasts

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Longevity of Tooth Whitening ResultsWhen you're trying to decide the value of a cosmetic dentistry investment, you probably want to know how long the results will last. With the teeth whitening services provided by our experienced cosmetic dentists, you should continue to enjoy whiter, brighter teeth for a year or longer, especially if you avoid these things that stain your teeth:

  • Smoking
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Black coffee
  • Wine
  • Tea
  • Tomato sauce
  • Soy sauce

These things will cause your teeth to start staining again. You can combat the effects of the staining foods and beverages by using a straw for your drink, and by rinsing or brushing 30 minutes after eating. Adding dairy milk to your coffee and tea is a good way to fight stains caused by those beverages. Casein is a protein present in milk, and it binds with the staining components of beverages, carrying the stainers away from your enamel.

You can also touch up your whitening results periodically with an Opalescence custom, take-home whitening tray. You may also be able to maintain the results by using a whitening toothpaste, although these toothpastes tend to produce mixed results.

To find out if our Cherry Creek teeth whitening services are a good fit for the results you want to achieve, please call DeWitt Dental Associates at 303-566-4036 to schedule a consultation.