How Long Do Teeth Whitening Treatments Last?

The smile is the first thing others notice about an individual. When imperfections exist such as discoloration and stains, it can impact one’s self-confidence and overall appearance. With the help of Dr. Eric Wiitala of Scottsdale, AZ, patients can enjoy professional-grade tooth whitening solutions that can boost the brilliance and beauty of the natural smile!

What is professional teeth whitening?

While most drugstores offer a wide selection of whitening kits in their oral healthcare aisle, many of these products fall short in providing results. Instead, patients are urged to work with a dentist to obtain professional-grade teeth whitening options. At the practice of Dr. Eric Wiitala, patients have several methods to choose from, including:

• Opalescence Boost – Opalescence Boost is an in-office power bleaching that uses a hydrogen peroxide bleaching gel that is administered onto the natural tooth enamel and penetrates deep to break down and life stains in less than an hour. This method offers a more immediate result.

• GLO – with GLO, patients can utilize a special mouthpiece that uses LED lighting to activate a professional-grade bleaching gel administered onto the teeth. This treatment also lasts approximately one hour and offers same-day results.

• Take-home whitening kits – another alternative is our take-home whitening kits. These include custom-made whitening trays and professional-strength bleaching product that is used alongside these trays. Every day, patients use their trays and whitening gel together for a specific period of time each day to gradually whiten the smile over the course of several weeks.

How long do professional teeth whitening treatments last?

When patients keep their teeth free from staining beverages and foods, including coffees and teas, they can maintain the results for several months. However, the teeth will gradually dull and patients will need to have maintenance treatments performed. Alternatively, patients can also undergo one of our in-office whitening methods, and then use the take-home whitening kits to whiten as needed over time. If patients run out of whitening gel, they can obtain more at our practice to continually brighten their smile!

Are you interested in discussing professional whitening solutions with our team?

We welcome you to call (480) 657-6981 today to schedule your consultation visit with Dr. Eric Wiitala and his team to speak to us about the advantages of professional whitening. Our team assist patients in and around the community of Scottsdale, AZ at 9755 North 90th Street in Suite #B250.