However, what you may be wondering before you start your treatment is when you can begin to see results. You’ll obviously be anxious to show off your new, white smile, but how long will you need to wait?
Results Are Unique Depending on the Individual
The results of your teeth whitening will be unique depending on your individual teeth, the type of stains you have, and their severity. Additionally, the type of treatment that you choose will also make a difference in how quickly you see a change in the shade of your teeth. While store-bought products may give you some whitening benefits, they usually take several weeks to work.
On the other hand, an in-office whitening session may be able to improve the appearance of your smile by up to 10 shades of whitening. Brown and yellow stains are relatively easy to remove with in-office procedures, and you should be able to see your results before you even leave the office.
Will the Results Last Forever?
It is important to note that whitening isn’t a permanent procedure, so you’ll need to take care to avoid staining your teeth in the future. Most people who whiten professionally need to have the procedure repeated in about a year, but again, your individual results will depend on your ability to care for your teeth and to avoid staining foods and behaviors. Your dentist can help you to come up with a strategy to keep your teeth white for as long as possible.
If you are looking to get a brilliant white smile as soon as possible, in-office whitening is your best bet. Contact our office today to set up an appointment.