Teeth whitening has become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments for our patients at Chisholm Trail Smile Center. Dr. Matthew L. Bridges regularly recommends this treatment because it is safe, quick, and effective. Plus, it comes with the added benefits of boosting your confidence and making you look younger.
If you’re considering a professional teeth whitening, you may wonder, Is it worth it? How long will the results last?
It varies based on what whitening method you use. Here are three different whitening options and how long they last:
1. In-Office Teeth Whitening
At our office, we trust Zoom!® to give you the best results. Zoom! can lighten your natural teeth by up to eight shades in just one hour. One of our trained dental professionals will apply the hydrogen peroxide whitening gel three different times to your teeth. The Zoom light will then be placed over your teeth for 15 minutes.
The effects of this treatment can last anywhere from six months to years. It all depends on how you take care of your teeth. Avoid foods, drinks, and habits that stain teeth to enjoy the effects for years.
2. Take-Home Teeth Whitening
At Chisholm Trail Smile Center, we also offer take-home treatments. This way, you can brighten your smile at your own convenience—all you need to do is wear the tray for 15 minutes a day or all night! The whitening product we offer is Opalescence® by Ultradent. Because this product is not as strong as our in-office treatments, it takes about two weeks to produce your desired results, but they are just as dramatic.
Just like in-office treatments, take-home whitening treatments will produce lasting results as long as you make good dental choices. You may also consider using Opalescence Whitening Toothpaste to help maintain your new smile.
3. Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening
While toothpastes, strips, and over-the-counter whitening trays do produce results, they will not provide long-lasting effects. Here are the facts:
- Whitening toothpaste might brighten your teeth up to one shade, and the results last about one month.
- Whitening strips whiten teeth up to two shades and can last up to two months.
- Over-the-counter whitening trays lighten teeth up to three shades brighter and last about one month.
We’ve all heard the saying “you get what you pay for.” You can spend less money on whitening products from the drug store, but they just won’t give you the dramatic and long-term results you want.
Visit Your Duncan, OK Dentist Today
We love to help our patients achieve a brighter smile so they can feel more confident and beautiful than before. If you are looking for a fast, reliable, and efficient way to achieve a show-stopping smile, professional teeth whitening could be the answer.
Before receiving this treatment, it’s essential that you must have healthy teeth and gums. If you have a dental issue that needs to be addressed, we are prepared to treat it. We can restore your teeth and gums back to health so you can receive professional whitening.