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How Often Should I Have Professional Teeth Whitening?

How Often Should I Have Professional Teeth Whitening?

Professional in-clinic teeth whitening is a great opportunity to get a brighter, whiter smile without the need for veneers or other more permanent forms of cosmetic dentistry. When performed by a dentist, teeth whitening can last for a long time. This is convenient but also important for the health of your teeth. Because of the nature of professional teeth whitening, this cosmetic dentistry treatment is performed with a strict timeline. Whether you are receiving your first professional teeth whitening or you have been doing this for years, it is beneficial for you and your tooth health to know how often you should get your teeth whitened and why.

Long Lasting Professional Teeth Whitening

How Often Can I Receive Teeth Whitening?
It is recommended that professional teeth whitening be performed once a year, although you may want to do touch ups throughout the year. Having your teeth professionally whitened once a year allows for your teeth to remain constantly bright and white, as most people notice staining and discolouration returning about a year after their previous teeth whitening. If you notice that your teeth have significant staining before your annual teeth whitening, you may need to adjust your diet or your oral habits to help prevent tooth staining. Here are some tips for keeping your smile whiter for longer after in-office teeth whitening treatment.

Why Is Teeth Whitening Only Done Once A Year?
In-office teeth whitening uses strong bleaching agents to create a whiter smile in a short period of time. While in-office teeth whitening offers quick, high-quality results, the bleaching agents used by dentists temporarily weaken the enamel of your teeth. This is why some people experience temporary tooth sensitivity after professional teeth whitening. This weakening of the tooth enamel is not damaging to the teeth when performed once a year but if it is done too frequently or if the teeth are already in poor condition, weakened enamel could allow damage to the teeth. Before you receive your first professional in-office teeth whitening, your dentist will first examine your teeth to ensure they won’t be damaged by the professional bleaching agents used during teeth whitening.

Why Should I Get Teeth Whitening Done At The Dentist?
Although the bleaching agents used during professional teeth whitening are strong, that also means they are effective. The results you get from in-office tooth whitening are much more noticeable than any at-home teeth whitening treatments, and the results are more even. Beyond this, in-office teeth whitening will last longer than at-home kits. Part of the reason teeth whitening is only conducted once a year is because the results of in-office teeth whitening are high-quality and long-lasting; you shouldn’t need your teeth whitened multiple times a year, especially if you are properly caring for your teeth and taking steps to prevent excess staining. To learn more about in-office teeth whitening, read Benefits Of Professional Teeth Whitening.


Professional Teeth Whitening In Calgary

If you want a smile that you can feel confident about, get professional teeth whitening from a trusted Calgary dentist. At Marlborough Dental Centre in Calgary, we can help take your lacklustre smile to bright and beautiful. At your teeth whitening consultation, Dr. Popp and the Marlborough Dental Centre staff will discuss your teeth whitening goals and will review your dental health and history to create a bright and even smile. To book a consultation with Marlborough Dental Centre in Calgary, call 1-403-248-2066 or fill out the online contact form.



Q: Does whitening toothpaste work?
A: Whitening toothpaste can help to extend the life of your professional whitening treatment, but does not fully replace the effect of the whitening agent applied during a cosmetic dental procedure like professional whitening.

Q: If I get professional teeth whitening, do I need to get it redone every year?
A: No, if you care for your teeth and prolong the results of your in-clinic teeth whitening, you can go 2 or 3 years without another round of teeth whitening.

Q: Can I do teeth whitening at home?
A: While there are at-home teeth whitening products available, they are not as effective as in-office teeth whitening performed by a professional. These at-home treatments also aren’t as safe and may irritate the gums. Read about The Risks Of At-Home Teeth Whitening here.

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