Repeat Teeth Whitening

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How long before I might require another treatment?

The effects of the treatment should last around one year, depending on certain habits such as smoking cigarettes or drinking coffee. Some products even claim to give a permanently whitened appearance, though this is doubtful.

How can I prolong the effects of tooth whitening?

You can also prolong the effect of tooth whitening by using toothpaste which includes a whitening element (this is usually a very mild abrasive) and maintaining good oral hygiene by brushing, flossing and using a mouthwash regularly. Visiting your dentist regularly, which is usually around once every six months, can also extend the beneficial effects.

Choosing to repeat the procedure

If you do decide to repeat treatment, consult your dentist before treatment and ensure that your teeth are healthy and able to receive a repeat treatment. If you are having your teeth professionally whitened your dentist will be able to advise you on the next step. If you choose to whiten your teeth at home, always read the instructions and health and safety advice attached to the pack before you apply the solution and visit your dentist immediately upon experiencing any adverse effects.

Concerns about repeat treatment

There have been some concerns raised that certain chemicals contained within whitening products, such as peroxide, can damage the enamel of teeth when used extensively. This is why it is vital to consult with your dentist before choosing to repeat the treatment after your first run of sessions has been completed. It is also important to remember that tooth whitening can only ever improve the appearance of your teeth from the state that they are in currently and cannot guarantee to achieve a pure white colour to your teeth.

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