Teeth whitening enhances the brightness of natural teeth but it’s not for everyone. Discuss it with your Dentist before you take action, especially if you have:
- Discolored or sensitive teeth
- White spots or decay on your teeth
- Infected Gums
- A bridge, crown or other dental work (especially involving front teeth)
The lifespan of whitened teeth can range from 4-12 months, depending on the type of treatment used and your consumption of food and drink that can easily stain teeth (such as blueberries, coffee and tea).
To keep your teeth their whitest without undergoing teeth whitening treatments, simply practice good oral hygiene.
Dentist-supervised treatments provide greater tooth whitening results faster than store bought kits. Two types of treatment are available:
- An in-office treatment which typically whitens teeth 3-10 shades
- A Dentist-dispensed take-home kit that contains a higher concentration of whitening agent than a store bought kit and is easy to use. You are likely to be more satisfied with the result of a Dentist-dispensed kit than by a store bought kit.