How Long Does It Take for Yellow Teeth to Turn White?

26 Apr 2021 by  admin in Whitening

Once you have decided to undergo professional teeth whitening treatment, you can expect to see the results fairly quickly. The precise length of time it takes it to work depends largely on how discolored your teeth are. In most cases, patients will begin to see their teeth turning white within one to two weeks. However, it may require three to four weeks. Thus, it is important to talk with your dentist to have an accurate idea of what to expect.

Is In-Office Teeth Whitening Faster Than Take-Home Whitening Kits?

There are two primary ways to whiten your teeth, one administered in your dentist’s office and one that you do yourself using a take-home kit. These methods provide exceptional results, but some patients find it more convenient to use a take-home kit. However, both treatment methods generally require anywhere from two weeks to a month to achieve their results. Again, if you’re unsure which method is best suited for you, it’s time to schedule a consultation with your dentist.

How Long Will My Teeth Whitening Treatment Last?

Many patients, understandably, wonder whether the teeth whitening treatment is permanent. The answer depends, primarily on how well you care for them after they’ve been professionally whitened. The best way to ensure that your teeth remain white after the procedure is to follow good oral hygiene habits—such as daily brushing and flossing—and to avoid tooth-staining foods. In some cases, individuals may want to repeat the teeth whitening procedure after a few years to keep their teeth looking their best.

Will Teeth Whitening Work for All of Your Teeth?

Teeth whitening is intended to treat discoloration in your natural teeth. Thus, it will not have any effect on fillings, crowns, porcelain veneers, and any other materials that have been used– which are designed to match the color of the rest of your teeth, of course. If you are planning to have your teeth whitened and are also in need of restorative dental work– your dentist may recommend that you have the whitening procedure done first so that your dental restorations will be the correct color.

Contact us today to schedule a one-on-one consultation

When you need an experienced teeth whitening dentist on Long Island, it’s time to connect with the team at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry. We have the skill and expertise necessary to provide you with the state-of-the-art cosmetic services you’re looking for, including teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and Invisalign.

Also, we follow all public safety protocols in order to ensure that our office remains safe for our patients, our staff, and our community. Contact us today to schedule a one-on-one consultation so that we can help you determine the best cosmetic solution for your teeth.

Additional Resources:

  1. WebMD.com, Teeth Whitening, https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/teeth-whitening
  2. Colgate, Tooth Whitening: Will It Work for Me and What Are My Options?, https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/teeth-whitening/tooth-whitening

 

 

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