How often can a person go through a teeth whitening process?
The effects of bleaching vary from person to person and each individual should consult his/her dentist each time they bleach to ensure there are no adverse effects that they cannot perceive taking place. Some people experience remarkable results almost immediately, while others get their teeth only a few shades lighter and require longer treatment. It depends on how stained the teeth were before, and the patient’s compliance with their home-care instructions. It is very important to consult the dentist and have the treatment under his or her professional care.
There isn’t an exact limit for the number of times a person can bleach since each individual has a slightly different response, and there are a host of other dental factors to consider which may affect the cumulative results. Whitening is not a permanent solution. The stains will reappear. Food, drinks, chewing tobacco, and heavy smoking may continue to stain teeth. The duration of a patient’s teeth remaining white following treatment depends on several factors, starting with the state of the patient’s teeth, the consumption of food and beverages that trigger stains and the kind of whitening system used. If you keep away from the sources of staining, you may not require another whitening treatment for six to 12 months.
A single treatment can be sufficient for teeth that are not greatly stained. But stubborn stains need more than one treatment. If the starting shade is dark or the stain is set deep, the initial treatment could yield less than desirable results. Further treatments may be required to make your teeth shades lighter. However, for the maintenance of whiteness, it is best to talk to your dentist about further touch-up treatments. People who normally consume chromogenic agents such as coffee, tea, cola, red wine, and tobacco products need more touch ups than those who stay away from these items.
Carbamide Peroxide is the type of bleach we use. The main difference between Carbamide Peroxide and Hydrogen Peroxide is that Hydrogen Peroxide by itself typically produces greater sensitivity when compared with Carbamide or urea peroxide. The addition of urea to Hydrogen Peroxide is what sets the two apart. It typically causes less sensitivity to gums and teeth as well as functions as a protective agent against bacterial accumulation on the tooth surface.Back to Teeth Whitening Page
Mouth Carolina Dentistry, PA - Dr. Andrew Greenberg
Dr. Andrew Greenberg completed his Bachelor’s Degree in New Orleans, Louisiana at Tulane University. He graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine in 2009, where he portrayed excellent academic performance. He exercises his academic brilliance to the benefit of his patients every day. He grew up in a family with a dental background and showed interest in the field since his early days.