How long will it take to whiten my teeth?

17 Jun

Teeth whitening is one of the most common and widely sought-after cosmetic dental procedures. From teens to adults, everyone seeks whiter teeth, and rightfully so. White teeth and a bright smile have always been associated with beauty, and with an increase in social media use, showcasing a beautiful smile has somewhat become essential for some. 

One of the most common questions our patients ask us regarding teeth whitening in Delaware happens to be: How long will it take to whiten my teeth?

Well, the answer to this question is not as straightforward as you may think. Various factors, such as degree of staining, type of discoloration, oral hygiene, overall health, etc., play a vital role and influence the result of teeth whitening. 

However, broadly speaking, if you opt for traditional teeth whitening, you are bound to see 2-3 times lighten teeth in just a single sending. LED teeth whitening can yield eight times whiter teeth in just a 45-minute session. 

However, if you achieve your desired result, you will have to come for multiple appointments. Some people may get their desired result in 2-3 sessions, while for more severe cases, more appointments will be needed. 

Teeth whitening can cause temporary sensitivity; therefore, as your dentist, we won't recommend multiple settings in a short time. To ensure your teeth whitening lasts, it is also important you maintain good oral hygiene. Brush your teeth twice a day, floss and rinse to ensure your mouth is clean and bereft of any food debris. In addition, dietary alterations will have to be made. If you smoke, it is advisable to quit before you seek teeth whitening, as smoking post teeth whitening can have a detrimental effect on your oral health. 

If you have any more questions or would like to get started on your teeth whitening journey, please get in touch with us today. Our team of excellent professionals at Wilmington Orthodontic Center is here to assist you with a glowing smile. 

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