How Quickly Can You Whiten Your Teeth?

beautiful smile blue clockYou might not notice it at first, but even when you’re careful to always bush and floss your teeth, they can still gradually lose their shine, developing stains that grow darker each day. Teeth stains and discoloration can affect almost everyone’s smiles, especially as they grow older. With the right cosmetic teeth whitening treatment, however, Dr. Ryan Hussong can quickly eliminate most stains to return your smile’s youthful exuberance.

A Productive Lunch Break

Though teeth stains might take a while to develop, erasing them and brightening your smile doesn’t have to take nearly as long. A conventional teeth whitening treatment at the dentist’s office can take as little as two weeks, and lighten the color of your teeth up to 10 shades. For the utmost convenience, Dr. Hussong offers in-office whitening that can achieve the same amazing results in just one visit, usually lasting about an hour (the span of a typical lunch break). Afterwards, you can prolong your smile’s new brilliance with a custom-made take-home teeth whitening kit, consisting of form-fitting trays that fit over your teeth and professional-strength bleaching gel that you can apply at home.

A System to Keep Your Teeth White

Because staining is the most common cosmetic dental problem, teeth whitening is the most frequently-requested cosmetic dental treatment. Because we value your time as much as you do, our in-office treatment is designed to fit comfortably into your busy schedule. Still, despite its effectiveness and convenience, teeth whitening shouldn’t be solely relied on to maintain your beautiful smile. To fight back stains the healthy way, be sure to brush and floss your teeth at least twice every day, and visit Dr. Hussong regularly for routine dental checkups and cleanings. A good system of hygiene and dental care can preserve your smile’s aesthetic appeal as well as reduce your risks of developing a potentially dangerous dental disease.


Dr. Ryan Hussong is a dedicated restorative, family, and cosmetic dentist who is passionate about helping patients create and maintain beautiful, healthy smiles. To schedule a consultation with us, call the Cornerstone Dental office today at (515) 984-6001. We proudly serve patients of all ages from Polk City, Ankeny, Grimes, Ames, Johnston, Urbandale, and Des Moines.