Is Teeth Whitening Permanent?

Is Teeth Whitening Permanent?
Posted on 05/10/2024

Having a bright and beautiful smile not only helps us look our best, but also feel our best as well. Unfortunately, the foods that we eat and what we drink can contribute to our teeth becoming discolored over time. Wine, coffee, and tea are some of the main culprits. Thankfully, Dr Tim Wachuta provides convenient teeth whitening at his cosmetic dentist Denver location, as well as in Golden and Wheat Ridge. This is a simple and affordable procedure that can brighten your smile. However, some people wonder if this is a permanent improvement. Let’s discuss what you need to know about having your teeth whitened.
 

What is a Teeth Whitening Procedure?

A completely painless and minimally invasive procedure, teeth whitening is something that uses hydrogen peroxide or bleach products in comfortable dental trays. After the trays are placed in your mouth, a bright light will be applied to help speed up the process of lightening the shade of your teeth. The result is a very consistent look. The entire process is performed very quickly at a cosmetic dentist's Denver office. You can expect the entire process to be completed in about 30 to 60 minutes, depending on how many shades your teeth need to be lightened. If you have a very discolored smile, it may take more than one treatment to achieve the look you want.
 

How Long Do the Results Last?

While having your teeth whitened can provide you with a more radiant smile for a while, it’s not completely permanent. If you take good care of your teeth, you can expect the results to last as long as two to three years. Other people may only see the results last for a few months, especially if they go right back to expose their teeth to things that cause staining and discoloration.

You can help protect your teeth from discoloration by avoiding coffee, tea, wine, smoking, etc. You should floss and brush your teeth regularly. Drink plenty of water to keep your mouth and teeth clean throughout the day. There are some store-bought products that can help keep your teeth white in between your professional appointments. This includes whitening toothpaste and even DIY whitening kits. Just make sure that you don’t over-whiten your teeth. Doing so can damage your teeth or even make them very sensitive to hot and cold temperatures.

If you are interested in learning more about having your teeth whitened by Dr Tim Wachuta, reach out to Gentle Smiles of Colorado. We proudly serve the community at our three locations in Denver, Golden, and Wheat Ridge. In addition to helping brighten your smile, we can also take care of other dental concerns, including cracked or crooked teeth, decay, etc. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Timothy Wachuta

  • Denver Office - 2709 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222 Phone: (303) 756-2770 Fax: (303) 758-5705
  • Golden Office - 2305 Jackson St., Golden, CO 80401 Phone: (303) 278-2800 Fax: (303) 278-8448
  • Wheat Ridge Office - 8850 W. 38th Ave., Suite D, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 Phone: (303) 425-5100

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