How Long Do Teeth Stay White After Laser Teeth Whitening?

By: Dr. Victoria Veytsman


A great smile can make you feel more confident and leave a lasting impression on people. That is one of the main reasons cosmetic dentist Dr. Victoria Veytsman offers the popular Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed treatments to her Manhattan and Midtown Manhattan clients. At Cosmetic Dental Studios in New York City, NY, Dr. Veytsman specializes in cosmetic dentistry to help her patients reach their desired goals and appearance. Teeth whitening is just one of the many dental services she offers. With a good oral hygiene routine and professional teeth whitening treatments, you can significantly enhance your smile and natural beauty. Please read through our blog to learn how to get a bright, white smile and how long your results can last after laser teeth whitening.

What is Zoom whitening treatment?

During a consultation at our New York City, NY office, Dr. Veytsman will assess your smile and create a customized treatment plan to align with your goals. She will also determine if you need any additional dental procedures before receiving your teeth whitening. In some cases, if your tooth is damaged or chipped, porcelain veneers or crowns may work better for your needs. No matter the treatment, all patients receive a unique plan that outlines the details and costs.

If teeth whitening works best for you, Dr. Veytsman and you will carefully select the best shade of teeth whitening before starting the procedure. Next, a guard is placed over the gums to protect them from the whitening gel. Once we cover the gums, we apply the gel and use the laser to decrease the appearance of stains. Overall, it takes about 45 minutes to complete the treatment. Typically, you can see noticeable results right after your procedure. In fact, many patients feel ecstatic with the appearance of their new smile.

To maintain your results, one of our team members will provide detailed aftercare instructions. Directions will include practicing a good dental hygiene routine, selecting the best toothpaste, avoiding specific foods or drinks to reduce discoloration, using a straw for certain beverages, and abstaining from smoking or chewing tobacco.

Can I brush my teeth after laser whitening?

You can brush your teeth after the treatment, but you should avoid colored toothpaste, gels, or mouthwashes for the first 48 hours because this could discolor your teeth. We often recommend the brand Sensodyne to clean the teeth because this helps reduce discomfort. Please also avoid products that contain perioRX or chlorhexidine. If you are unsure, please let us know or give us a call.

How long do teeth whitening treatments last?

One of the biggest questions you may have considered before undergoing teeth whitening treatments is how long the whitening results last. Generally, they can last for 3 – 4 years or potentially for five years with good oral health. Additionally, you should schedule biannual cleanings, tooth polishing, and yearly dental exams to help extend the duration of your results.

Schedule your laser teeth whitening appointment.

Please schedule an in-person or online consultation at Cosmetic Dental Studios in New York City, NY with cosmetic dentist Dr. Victoria Veytsman. Located near Manhattan and Midtown, our group loves helping patients feel great about their smile. Teeth whitening treatments can brighten your smile, so you can feel confident in any setting.

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