How Long Does It Take to Whiten My Teeth?

How Long Does It Take to Whiten My Teeth?

Posted by Dr. Bray on Oct 11 2021, 10:05 AM

When patients consider a teeth whitening procedure, the first question they often ask is "How long does it take to whiten my teeth?". The response, however, depends on the state of your teeth, the cause of the discoloration, and the type of treatment you want to undergo. 

At Bray Family Dental in Salt Lake City, UT, we provide the most advanced professional teeth whitening procedures that produce outstanding results. 

The Teeth Whitening Procedure

Teeth whitening is achieved by applying chemicals that penetrate the enamel of the teeth and work from the inside out to professionally bleach them. 

The most popular method of teeth whitening is professional bleaching performed in a dental office. This procedure uses an active component to thoroughly remove stains and whiten teeth by up to 8 shades. 

As the hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide whitening component dissolves, it penetrates the tooth enamel, bleaches stains, and brightens the tooth color.

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Take?

The time it takes to get your teeth whitened depends on several aspects. First of all, it depends on the level of discoloration on the teeth and the number of stains and their causes. 

Next, how long teeth whitening takes will depend on the treatment you choose. At Bray Family Dental in Salt Lake City, UT, Dr. Bray will carefully assess your needs and recommend the most suitable option. 

The quickest results can be obtained if you opt for professional in-office teeth whitening. This procedure only takes 45-60 minutes and delivers exceptional results. 

Another option for professional teeth whitening is at-home teeth whitening kits. These kits are custom made to fit your mouth structure and used together with a powerful bleaching solution in the comfort of your own home. They typically show results in 1-2 weeks. 

Over-the-counter teeth whitening kits use less powerful whitening solutions and usually take at least a month of nightly use before they begin to show results. Furthermore, over-the-counter treatments include stock, not custom-made, mouthpieces that do not perfectly fit your teeth and may not cover all the areas that need whitening.

To learn more about the professional teeth whitening procedures we provide at Bray Family Dental, call (801) 943-9090 or come to our office at 7138 Highland Dr #219, Salt Lake City, UT 84121.

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