How Long Will Your Teeth Whitening Services Last?

Cosmetic Dentistry

Teeth whitening services are common for people, who have struggled with yellow or discolored teeth for years. Having yellow or discolored teeth can severely affect the way you smile, the way you act in social settings, and your overall confidence level. For many, teeth whitening procedures are simple and effective, but it can take years for people to do something about the problem.

If you do choose to get your teeth whitened, you may be wondering how long the procedure lasts. Typically, teeth whitening services can last from six months to two years depending on how well you care for your teeth. If you don’t consume anything that can discolor your teeth, you may be able to see the results of the procedure for up to ten years.

There are some foods that can change the color of your teeth fast. Red wine, coffee, black teas, smoking, and acidic juices, including orange juice, can affect the color of your teeth. If you get your teeth whitened and continue to consume these beverages or activities, you may not see the results for a prolonged period of time.

Dr. Michael Wong from the San Mateo Center for Cosmetic Dentistry can give you more ideas and tips to keeping the results of your procedure for as long as possible. For us, it’s all about what makes you happy and more confident, so we’ll be happy to offer advice on prolonging the results to give you more for your money.

While your regular dentist in San Mateo may be able to offer up some temporary solutions for teeth whitening, including whitening toothpaste and white strips, you’ll need cosmetic dental procedures for prolonged whitening results.

Our team at San Mateo Center for Cosmetic Dentistry will be more than happy to answer your questionings about Dr. Michael Wong’s whitening procedures. Plus, we can help you determine whether your insurance will cover part or all of the treatment.