“How long does the whitening effect?” is one of the major concerns of patients when the whitening decision is made.
The average duration of whitening effect is around 6 months to 3 years. However, this may change due to how easily your teeth stain as well as your diet. After whitening procedure, the brightness may decrease slightly in the first two weeks, then it maintains stable during the next 6 months to 1 year. There are still real cases that the teeth remain dazzling white after 3-4 years, which is primarily attributable to the characteristic of teeth and proper oral care practice.
Besides own feature of individual’s teeth, daily habit is also a factor that determines the duration of whitening effect. Some bad habits that may circumvent the teeth brightness are smoking, drinking coffee, tea, wine, and consumption of colored food/drink.
In addition, daily proper oral care practice, along with regular checkup with your dentist also helps sustain the whitening results.Variety of products help support the whitening result such as Opalescence whitening toothpaste, Opalescence GO and Opalescence home-whitening.