How Many Shades Whiter Can the Teeth Get with Teeth Whitening?

By: Dr. Cassandra Montemayor


If you are self-conscious about stained, dull, or yellow teeth and have found that over-the-counter teeth whitening kits aren’t giving you the results you desire, it may be time to consider your options for professional teeth whitening by a dentist. At Savannah Smiles Dental, Schertz, TX, dentist Dr. Cassandra Montemayor and our experienced team perform professional, in-office teeth whitening to help patients achieve dramatic and long-lasting results in as little as one hour. Find answers to some of the most common dentist teeth whitening FAQs here, including just how much whiter it may be possible for your teeth to look after a professional whitening treatment.

Does professional tooth whitening work better than at-home whitening products?

Yes, it is widely agreed and accepted that professional teeth whitening treatments offer superior results compared with at-home tooth whitening products and kits. With professional-strength products and tools, in-office tooth whitening can address more severe, older, and deeper-set stains and discoloration, while at-home products are typically designed to target surface stains with much less dramatic results.

How much whiter will my teeth be after professional teeth whitening treatment?

While teeth whitening results will vary from patient to patient based on the nature, cause, severity, age, and other aspects of their tooth discoloration, most patients can expect their teeth to appear an average of several shades whiter after treatment. Teeth whitening results — and their longevity —will depend on several individual factors, as well as the patient’s dental care, intake of certain foods and beverages following treatment, and other variables.

How can I make my teeth whitening results last longer?

To preserve your newly enhanced smile after teeth whitening treatments in the office, be sure to:

  • Brush and floss twice daily
  • Use mouthwash or rinse as directed
  • Do not smoke
  • Avoid staining foods and beverages, like red wine, coffee, and tea
  • Rinse/brush after consuming staining foods and beverages

Can I get professional teeth whitening at home?

For patients who prefer at-home teeth whitening but still want professional results, Dr. Montemayor offers a professional at-home whitening kit. While the results of at-home teeth whitening with professional products can take several weeks or months to achieve (compared with just a one-hour appointment in the office), the results can still be dramatic and beautiful. In some cases, patients choose to have an in-office whitening appointment and then supplement their treatment by continuing with our at-home whitening kit thereafter. Following your initial consultation with Dr. Montemayor, she can provide guidance on which type of teeth whitening (at-home vs. in-office teeth whitening, or both) may be most appropriate and effective for you.

Send your confidence soaring with professional teeth whitening in Schertz, TX, for a bright, sparkling new smile

Having a bright, white smile can make you feel like a whole new person. Whether you’re gearing up for a wedding or another special occasion, or you simply want to feel better about your appearance every day, professional teeth whitening may be right for you. Take the first step toward your dream pearly whites today by scheduling your consultation for in-office tooth whitening in Schertz, TX, with Dr. Cassandra Montemayor at Savannah Smiles Dental.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.