Practice good at-home care, attend regularly scheduled dental cleanings, and avoid overindulging on acidic or staining foods and beverages. This can help keep your smile looking bright for years to come.
It can depend on your unique needs and treatment goals. With in-office whitening, our bleaching gels get to work fast breaking down stains from within your enamel. You can achieve significant results in as little as 30-60 minutes. For more dramatic results, you may need to schedule two whitening appointments. You can discuss your treatment goals with Dr. Harvey to determine the best way to achieve the results you’re looking for.
The effects of your whitening treatment can last up to 1-2 with good at-home care and regular cleanings. Habits such as smoking, drinking dark liquids, and eating heavily pigmented foods can stain your teeth. Be sure to practice good at-home hygiene to help maintain your whitening results.
There are many reasons why your teeth may be looking dull or yellow, such as smoking or chewing tobacco, practicing poor oral hygiene, drinking dark liquids (coffee, tea, or red wine), or eating staining or acidic foods (like beets, berries, tomatoes, or curries). Your teeth can become gray or brown due to injury or infection, as well.