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How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?

How long does teeth whitening lasts will depend upon the type of bleaching product you are using. Since there is a wide range of whitening options, the average teeth bleaching results can last from six months to three years. The average results for consumers for teeth whitening may last for about one year.

The length of time you can expect from your tooth whitening treatment to last is based upon the type of whitener you’re using as well as your lifestyle habits.

At-home treatments such as whitening toothpaste, mouthwashes, and pens do not last very long.

White strips are the most effective over-the-counter whitening treatment you can use without a dentist’s supervision.

At-home gel trays that are customized to fit your mouth provided by your dentist offer the longest-lasting teeth whitening.

Here are some of the most popular teeth whitening treatments and how long they last.


Professional in-office teeth whitening treatment should provide long-lasting results for 1 to 3 years. This procedure is done in your dentist’s office, and it usually requires only one visit. 

To schedule your no-obligation in-office teeth whitening appointment with Dr. Jacquie Smiles, please call us at 845-782-4288 or fill out the contact form to receive more information. 


Using whitening toothpaste twice daily may take anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks before you see any results. Consumers report these results can last for up to 3 or 4 months from a whitening toothpaste. 


Using whitening mouthwash may take up to 3 months before you see any results. Whitening mouthwashes usually contain hydrogen peroxide and can be used daily to help remove some surface stains from your teeth.


On average, some whitening strips may last for up to 6 months.

Whitening strips are considered one of the most effective over-the-counter treatments for whitening teeth at home. 


The average time from a whitening gel tray to start seeing results in about a week. When used in combination with proper oral hygiene and dentist-supervised treatment, whitening gel trays should give you long-lasting results for one year or longer.


To schedule your no-obligation in-office teeth whitening appointment in Monroe, NY with Dr. Jacquie Smiles, please call 845-782-4288 or fill out the contact form to receive more information. Our office is conveniently located near 70 Gilbert Street, Suite 202 Monroe, NY 10950.

Schedule your no-obligation teeth whitening consultation and receive $300 OFF. We accept insurance, financing, HSA, and FSA.