How Long Will My Teeth Be White for After Teeth Whitening?

At our Derby dental practice, we often perform teeth whitening treatments for our patients. After all, it’s a fantastic way to revitalise your smile – and create a brighter, healthier-looking and more youthful smile.

As with many dental treatments, people can feel in the dark about what’s involved, and cautious about risks or side-effects. So, our Derby team of dentists will help outline all there is to know about this popular treatment, to ensure you’re well-informed for making a decision.

Why have my teeth whitened?

First, let’s explore why people undergo treatment in the first place. The truth is that teeth can yellow with age; through lifestyle factors like smoking and diet; and through poor oral care. Whatever the reason, we can help restore its shine and your confidence, too.

Does teeth whitening hurt?

No, although it can feel strange at the time, as the active ingredients get to work on brightening and lightening. Some people do report some mild sensitivity after treatment, though this goes away on its own in almost all cases.

How long does treatment last?

Many of our patients here in Derby wonder how long their teeth will stay white after treatment. The good news is, teeth whitening is a permanent procedure and – providing you have a healthy diet and lifestyle, with a good standard of oral care – you can expect your results to last around 12 months. After this point, if you wish, you could have a top-up.

Do I need to use whitening toothpaste?

It wouldn’t hurt, but the main thing is to frequently brush and floss and to attend check-ups for a regular, professional clean. If you’re in doubt about how often to see our Derby dentists, why not give us a call?

Is teeth whitening dangerous?

No, but you must follow the instructions carefully. Our at-home treatment involves a gel that’s applied to a tray, then fitted to your smile to wear overnight. We’ll give you some information and advice before you leave the dental practice, and can answer your questions and any concerns you have, too.

What’s my next step?

We’d advise arranging a teeth whitening consultation at our Derby dental practice. To do so, give us a call and we’ll book you in as soon as possible. We’ll then take impressions of your teeth to create your custom trays, before giving you your special kit. Then all you need to do is carry out the treatment in the comfort of your own home – and look forward to the smiles!