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How Often Should You Have Your Teeth Professionally Whitened?

HomeCosmetic DentistryHow Often Should You Have Your Teeth Professionally Whitened?

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Our smiles are often one of the first things people notice about us, and a bright smile can make a great first impression. Professional teeth whitening is a quick and easy way to take your smile from dull to dazzling! Here’s what you need to know about professional teeth whitening!

Types of Professional Teeth Whitening

One of the many benefits of professional teeth whitening is that it can fit into most schedules and budgets. The two most common types of teeth whitening are custom take-home whitening trays and in-office whitening treatments. With custom trays, your dentist will use impressions of your teeth to create custom whitening trays. Then, they’ll send you home with professional-grade bleaching gel and a whitening schedule so that you can whiten your teeth from the comfort and convenience of your own home. For faster, almost-instant whitening results, ZOOM!® one-visit whitening can lighten your teeth up to eight shades in as little as one hour. With in-office whitening services, your dental team will monitor your treatment and make any necessary adjustments based on your unique needs and sensitivity levels.

How Long Does Professional Whitening Last?

If properly cared for, your teeth whitening results can last up to two years! If you limit teeth-staining foods in your diet and maintain a strong oral hygiene routine, your whitening results will last longer. We also recommend getting biannual teeth cleanings which can also help prevent staining and yellowing of teeth after your whitening treatments are complete. The longevity of your results heavily depend on how well you maintain your whitened teeth after your treatment. At your biannual dental visits, your dentist can also provide you with a quick whitening maintenance to help your results last longer.

Brighten Your Smile Today!

Have you noticed that your teeth aren’t as white as they used to be? At Edgewater Dental Arts, we offer professional teeth whitening to help enhance your smile’s appearance and boost your self-confidence! Whether you’re looking for professional whitening trays or an in-office whitening treatment, we can craft a whitening plan that best suits your needs! Please contact our office to schedule your whitening consultation!

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John Cutting, DMD is an Annapolis dentist experienced in all aspects of dentistry. He provides complete care from general dentistry to cosmetic and restorative dentistry in his conveniently located and comfortable office, Edgewater Dental Arts.