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Is teeth bleaching a permanent fix?

I am a 29 year old male. I want to know if teeth bleaching is a permanent fix?

8 Answers

It was never a permanent fix, it all depends on your teeth situation.
No, regretfully it is not a permanent change.

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Dr. Tasha Bollermann, DMD
Yes, but NO. Teeth change color constantly. So if all you are talking about is maintaining your current bleached color then, Yes., but you will have to bleach your teeth regularly to keep the color you currently have achieved. The only true permanent fix for color are veneers. Veneers not only can give you the ideal color your would like, but can improve the shape, size, and coutour of your teeth. Veneers if done correctly are an amazing cosmetic service..
Depending on your habits & diet (smoking, red wine, cola soda all diminish the bleaching effect), your whitened teeth will stay brighter for upwards of 6 - 12 months. They can be retouched 1-2 nights per month to renew the whiter look you had at the conclusion of your bleaching treatment.
The answer to that is NO. No matter what effort is utilized for tooth whitening, the teeth will darken over time depending on factors like smoking or drinking red wine. A noticeable darkening will probably occur over 8 -12 months on average. Then do another whitening treatment either with custom trays or in-office whitening.
No it is a temporary cosmetic solution. Depending on how you care for your teeth the whitening can last longer. This can be achieved by avoiding staining foods and drinks (like red wine or certain teas). Generally a touch up is needed over time to regain your whiter smile.
No, bleaching is not a permanent fix. Eating certain foods and drinks can make your pearly whites yellow/brown.