How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last

teeth whitening done at broadway smiles dental clinic in vancouver. Cosmetic dentistry and teeth whitening in vancouver.

Teeth whitening is a very common topic when conversing about oral hygiene. As far as first impressions go, a white smile is a key factor in building confidence and starting off on the right foot.

Teeth Whitening by broadway smiles dental clinic in vancouver. we specialize in cosmetic dentistry in vancouver.

When beginning the conversation about teeth whitening, it is first important to understand how stains work. There are two main types of stains:

  • Intrinsic: Caused by aging, trauma, infection, or medication. These stains are much more difficult to remove, but it is possible with the right treatment. 
  • Extrinsic: Caused by food, cigarette smoke, and drinks. Most whiteners will remove these stains over repeated use.

For intrinsic stains, the best way to treat these is by visiting a trained professional with the right tools to handle the job. At Broadway Smiles, we are happy to help evaluate your teeth to discuss how we can help you get them shining at their best.

Extrinsic stains on the other hand are much more simple to treat but can require some dedication and patience. Most of the best solutions are not ones you will see overnight but can involve a combination of whitening toothpaste, strips, mouthwashes, and gel trays. These tools are a great way to maintain a whiter smile while just practicing regular daily oral hygiene.

We recommend using toothpaste and mouthwash with whitening as an added feature so that you can practice good habits while achieving that white smile along the way. 

You can use gel trays and strips leading up to big events like graduations, weddings, or proms. We recommend speaking to a dental professional before using these solutions long-term to see if it is the best way to produce a whiter smile. 

Chairside bleaching is the final way you can see instant results towards a whiter smile. While this solution can last 1-3 years depending on how well your oral hygiene is maintained, it is best performed by a dental professional like your Kitsilano dentist, Broadway Smiles. Call to book an appointment for a consultation today!