Teeth Whitening In Aurora, IL
How long does teeth whitening last?
The lifespan of teeth whitening depends on the type of whitener you are using, the type of stains you have, your oral care habits, and your lifestyle habits. Whitening treatments reduce stains and, if you practice proper oral hygiene, the results will last longer.
Results from professional, in-office, whitening last for about 1 to 3 years- as long as you have good oral hygiene habits, including brushing and flossing daily as directed, and visiting the dentist every 6 months. If results do start to fade, touch-up treatments can be done.
Is teeth whitening safe?
Gum whitening/bleaching: gel might get on the gums, causing them to lose their color for a short time
Damage to enamel or dentin: whiteners with a strong bleaching solution/abrasive may cause grooves and thinning enamel
Gastrointestinal distress: if swallowed, the whitening gel can cause digestion issues
Gum burns/irritation: the gel may get on the gums causing irritation- this is typically short-term
Does teeth whitening work?
How much does teeth whitening cost?
Does teeth whitening hurt?
Schedule Your Teeth Whitening Procedure Today
If you are unhappy with your smile due to tooth discoloration, schedule your consultation today. We can determine the types of stains you have which will help us determine the best tooth whitening option.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
There are certain foods that should be avoided following teeth whitening. However, there are lots of options that you can eat:
Crunchy fruits/veggies: these stimulate saliva product and act as natural toothbrushes, which improves oral health
Leafy greens: these are high in vitamins and minerals that support healthy gums/teeth
Dairy products: these are high in calcium, which strengthens tooth enamel and reduces the risk of tooth decay
Lean proteins: these provide nutrients that encourage oral health and are gentle on your teeth
Nuts/seeds: these are full of vitamins and minerals, which remineralize teeth following tooth whitening
Tooth sensitivity is a common side effect of tooth whitening. However, it should only last for about 24 to 48 hours. If it lasts longer than this or it is painful, you should contact the dentist as soon as possible.
There are a few things you can do to reduce your risk of developing tooth sensitivity, including:
Using a desensitizing gel
Taking OTC pain relievers
Using a sensitive formula or remineralizing formula toothpaste