If you're considering whitening your teeth for a brighter smile, you may be interested in how long your results will last.
Like most dental treatments, results and longevity will vary based on the individual's lifestyle choices and dental hygiene habits. For example, the foods and beverages you consume can impact how bright your teeth remain after whitening. Certain foods and drinks can contribute to tooth staining and discolouration, such as:
- Red wine
- Dark berries
- Coffee and black tea
- Marinara sauce
- Soy sauce
You don't necessarily have to give up these foods and beverages completely; instead, you can limit your consumption and be sure you can brush your teeth about 30 minutes afterwards.
Your dental hygiene routine will also help determine how long your whitening lasts. A consistent daily brushing and flossing routine will protect your bright new smile. While visits to your dentist for routine teeth cleanings and checkups will also help prolong your results after whitening your teeth.
At Dr Matthew Kinsella General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, we offer professional, customised take-home teeth whitening kits that you can use at home based on your own schedule and you can update your smile whenever you like.