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Will teeth whitening work on crowns?

Though professional teeth whitening is a more effective solution for dull or discolored teeth, whitening may not work on all your teeth and does not work on restorations, including dental crowns. Most crowns are made from porcelain or composite materials. Due to the nature of these materials, dental crowns do not respond to the solution used for teeth whitening. If you’re concerned about which teeth will whiten, it’s best to talk with Dr. Desai to identify the right cosmetic dentistry treatment for your teeth!

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What can I eat after teeth whitening?

Although tooth enamel is strong, it’s porous. Foods and beverages like coffee, tea, red wine, and chocolate have the ability to cause discoloration or staining. Lifestyle habits like smoking can also take part in discoloring teeth. After your teeth whitening appointment, nothing is truly off-limits. However, if you desire to keep your teeth bright, it is best to avoid foods and beverages like coffee and red wine to preserve your results.

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Is teeth whitening permanent?

Typically, you can expect whitening to last six months or longer. Each situation is unique, but it’s only natural that teeth dull or lose their solid white color. Professional teeth whitening helps your teeth stay whiter for much longer compared to at-home treatments. Brushing and flossing regularly and visiting our office every six months for professional cleaning are great ways to maintain your results. If you would like a more permanent solution, don’t hesitate to ask us about our more permanent cosmetic dentistry treatments!

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