There are a few factors to consider when determining how often you should whiten your teeth, including:
- Type of teeth whitening treatment
When using an at-home whitening kit, you should always follow the manufacturer's recommendations unless your dentist says otherwise. These products have less concentrated bleaching agents, so they are safe to use daily for up to three weeks which is about the time most people reach the desired colour of their teeth.
In-office whitening is recommended once a year, with at-home touch-ups in-between treatments.
- Teeth colour
This refers to how stained or discoloured your teeth are. People with badly stained teeth will need more frequent treatments to get their teeth to the desired shade of white. After getting your desired whiteness, it's essential to maintain the results. Some people require touch-ups once every few months, while others may need more frequent whitening sessions. People who smoke and enjoy dark-coloured beverages like coffee, tea, and wine, will likely need to whiten their teeth more frequently than others.
Your dental practitioner is the best person to ask which treatment will work best for you. If you are considering this procedure for yourself, we encourage you to schedule a teeth whitening consultation. We'll be happy to answer any questions you have about teeth whitening. We offer both take-home and in-office solutions.