Robson Family Dental

How long does teeth whitening last?

At Robson Family Dental, we offer two options for professional teeth whitening in Grand Rapids, MI, that deliver effective results. An in-office teeth whitening treatment is efficient and ideal for patients looking for immediate results, especially if you have an upcoming event like a vacation or wedding to attend. Customized take-home teeth whitening kits are easy to use in the comfort of your own home when it's convenient for your schedule.

While teeth whitening delivers excellent results and brighter smiles, you will need to update your bleaching over time. Exactly how long your brighter smile lasts really depends on your diet and lifestyle habits.

For example, smoking cigarettes or tobacco use tends to dull teeth faster and can cause stubborn brown or yellow staining.

Certain foods and beverages also impact the brightness of your smile. Here are some culprits to be aware of:

  • Coffee and black tea
  • Red wine
  • Dark berries like raspberries, blueberries, or blackberries
  • Soy sauce
  • Marinara sauce
  • Curries

You don't have to avoid these foods and drinks altogether, but brushing your teeth 30 minutes after consumption helps maintain a whiter smile. 

Would you like to learn more about your options for professional teeth whitening? Contact your dentist in Grand Rapids, MI, at (616) 942-9595 for more information.


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