Teeth Whitening

What is the length of time that teeth whitening can last?

Teeth whitening can last up to a period of 6-9 months but differs in every person. Teeth whitening can last longer if beverages, smoking and food that stain the teeth can be avoided to discourage disclouration of the teeth. Oral hygiene must be adhered to if one wants to keep his/her teeth white and shiny along with teeth whitening procedures, gargling or rinsing with peroxide after every meal and brushing with teeth whitening toothpaste.

What are the other methods used for teeth whitening?

Hydrogen peroxide can be used for whitening or bleaching the teeth but should be used under the supervision of the dentist for correct application. Though not as strong as hydrogen peroxide, carbamide peroxide can also be used for bleaching the teeth with longer shelf-life and is ideal for do-it-yourself or as a DIY method. People with cracked teeth and teeth that have bad formation can undergo cosmetic procedures that can whiten the teeth such as veneers, crowns, bonding and people with tetracycline-stained teeth can use the latest deep bleaching procedure.

Teeth Whitening

In order to enhance the smile by making the teeth look whiter, teeth whitening as a bleaching procedure can be done professionally by a dentist or at home with do-it-yourself or DIY methods. Caused by smoking, genetics, braces worn over long periods and certain foods and beverages, the teeth get discoloured and stained over time making the teeth look unattractive and dull in appearance. There are two methods of bleaching such as at-home and in-office bleaching options that offer patients or people a chance to improve the colour of their teeth.