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How Long Does it Take to See Results from Professional Whitening?

Posted on 3/27/2017 by Downtown Dental Care Office
A patients smile before and after a whitening treatment.
If you were to go in to your dentist tomorrow, and have them perform a cosmetic tooth whitening procedure, how long would it take for you to see results? Nearly all of the time, your results are instant.

However, there are times where you may notice a slight change over the next couple of days following the procedure. It could be slightly brighter or a little dimmer, but most of the time, what you see in the dentist's chair is what you will get when you go home.

Why Could There Be a Change?

Most whitening products open up the pores of your teeth by exposing them to chemicals. Those chemicals remove some of the debris in those pores, and bleach what doesn't come out. That's how your teeth get so bright and white so quickly.

However, over the next few days, what you drink and what you eat could affect the final outcome you get from the whitening process you had done.

If you drink clear or light colored foods and brush according to your instructions, you may notice a slight increase in how white your teeth appear. However, if you go home and drink coffee or wine, you may get a slight decline in how bright your teeth are.

Dentists are incredibly good at whitening your teeth. They are experts at it, and have been doing it for a very long time. If you want to find out what type of whitening results you could get in their office, ask.

If the provide the procedure, they can show you the literature for the process they use, and give you a realistic scale of what you would be able to expect. From there, you can decide if you want the process done or not.

Please contact our office if you have any questions about teeth whitening.

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