700 South Mustang Road, Yukon, OK 73099 (405) 494-7227
Dr. Bryan Kariya DDS and Dr. Ray Tate DDS prefer professionally administered teeth whitening over over-the-counter (OTC) whitening. When someone chooses to whiten their smile under the supervision of their dental professional, they receive added benefits that OTC tooth whiteners simply can’t offer:

  • An initial exam prior to whitening to determine any sensitivity and significant stains
  • A review of the different whitening options to determine which whitening approach best fits within your expectations, needs, and budget
  • Whitening treatment(s) that can be completed in the dental office or at home

Professionally administered whitening is the best way to ensure you’ll receive the results you’re looking for.

 

How Long Does Whitening Last?

Have you ever wondered how long your whitening results will last? The time the teeth stay white after whitening depends mainly on you and your lifestyle.

There are many factors that can affect the shade change of your teeth after whitening, so it’s important to have realistic expectations before and after whitening. Depending on factors like current shade and staining, it may take longer to get that bright, white smile. You should also know there are certain foods, habits (like smoking), and medications that can cause staining to occur after your teeth have been whitened. You’ll want to avoid these as much as possible during whitening in order to maintain your white smile.

Once you’ve achieved the level of white you want, it is up to you to maintain your bright, white smile. Remember it takes just as long to stain your teeth again as it did in the first place, and good habits and oral hygiene are the best ways to keep your dazzling smile. You may want to use a whitening toothpaste like Opalescence Whitening Toothpastes in order to help maintain your white smile while also increasing your oral health. If you are concerned that your white smile is fading, ask your dentist about a touch-up treatment for a couple of nights once or twice a year to retain your desired shade.

If you are interesting in tooth whitening treatements, call our office today at 405-494-7227!