How Long Will It Take for My Teeth to Be Whitened?

How Long Will It Take for My Teeth to Be Whitened?

When patients consider teeth whitening, one of the first questions they have is, "How long would it take to whiten my teeth?" The answer depends on the state of your teeth, the source of the discoloration, and the type of therapy you prefer. 

At Midtown Dental in Richland, WA, Suite, we offer the most advanced professional teeth whitening techniques with excellent outcomes.

What Is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment for lightening teeth and removing stains and discolouration. Depending on the treatment procedure, it may take more than one application to whiten your teeth.

The Teeth Whitening Procedure

Professional bleaching in a dentist's office is the most prevalent way of teeth whitening. This method employs an active ingredient to effectively remove stains and whiten teeth by up to 8 shades. The hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide whitening component penetrates the tooth enamel, bleaches stains, and brightens the tooth color as it dissolves.

Professional at-home teeth whitening is done in the comfort of one's own home. First, the dentist designs the dental trays using impressions to ensure that the teeth whitening solution is applied evenly to all of the teeth. Then, the treatment begins when the whitening cream is applied using the trays regularly for two to four weeks. 

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Take?

As we mentioned, the amount of time required for whitening is determined by the degree of discoloration on the teeth and the whitening method you choose. In-office whitening procedures can be typically completed in one or two visits.

Professional at-home teeth whitening, on the other hand, takes three to four weeks on average. Depending on the severity of the stains, the amount of cream utilized can vary. Treatment sessions typically last 30 minutes to an hour.

What Aftercare Will My Teeth Need After Teeth Whitening?

  • Brush your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste at night and at least once more during the day.
  • Reduce your consumption of sugary meals and beverages.
  • Visit your dentist regularly as per their recommendation.
  • Limit the number of staining foods and beverages you consume.
  • Quit smoking to help avoid discoloration and stains.

To learn more about the professional teeth whitening procedures we provide at Midtown Dental, call (509) 946-1678 or come to our office at 750 George Washington Way, Richland, WA, Suite 1 99352.


750 George Washington Way,
Richland, WA, Suite 1 99352

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