Dr Arun Narang & Associates Smile by Design

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?

No system of teeth whitening offers permanent results. That said, there are ways to prolong—or shorten—the length of your outcome. Maintenance, hygiene, and diet are key areas that will help determine how long your smile will remain bright and shiny. Our extensively trained dentists can give you more specific details during your initial consultation. In the meantime, keep in mind that the following items can stain your teeth, causing your white teeth to fade in color in as little as a month:

  • Tea, Coffee, Wine, Soda
  • Berries, Pomegranates
  • Tobacco Products
  • Poor Oral Hygiene
  • Certain Medications
  • With careful choices and excellent upkeep, teeth whitening can last as long as six months. In general, we recommend having occasional “touch-up” treatments about every four to six months. Of course, you can usually do it more often if needed. And remember, abrasive whitening toothpastes can make teeth more sensitive, so talk to us about options that are effective and gentle on teeth.