Why does teeth whitening not work?

Teeth whitening should work when completed by a trained professional. However, to maintain your new smile you have to look after it. Your new smile should be preserved for 18 months to 2 years following your treatment in our clinic. However, we strongly recommend a continuous treatment programme every 6 months to maintain your dazzling white smile.

Our teeth whitening aftercare page describes in detail how to best look after your teeth after your teeth whitening treatment. Basically, these are the basic principles of good dental hygiene and a bit of common sense!

  • Maintain a good routine of brushing twice daily, plus flossing
  • Try to cut down on smoking – or better yet, quit altogether
  • Avoid or reduce your intake of drinks that stain your teeth, such as red wine, tea and coffee.
  • Use regular toothpaste, and not “whitening” branded toothpaste which may contribute towards enamel erosion