Because your smile relates to the first impression you give like the front line cavalry attack relates to winning a war campaign, it must be prepared to do its best. If you have had a morning cup of coffee every day for a number of years, you may find that your teeth have become yellowed. The same goes for people who smoke because the tobacco tends to discolor teeth. There are actually many different reasons a person's smile may not be white. If you find that your smile is somewhat yellow instead of white, then following a teeth bleaching process could be the answer to getting a whiter smile.

One may wonder how often teeth bleaching should be done in order to maintain the right white shade. This actually depends on the type of bleaching system you are using and how well your oral care is. It is a good idea to visit your dentist to get a professional cleaning done to help remove stains and tartar from your teeth before undergoing any kind of teeth whitening regimen. This gives the bleach an excellent surface to adhere to when you apply it.

Because over the counter teeth bleaching systems can vary in strength, it is important to read the instructions on using them properly to gain the right shade of white. Depending on whether or not you experience sensitivity in your teeth, you can use a product that is stronger or milder to bleach your teeth. The amount of time will also vary depending on the extent of stains that are on your teeth and the difficulty associated with removing those stains.

Most whitening kits will come with instructions that include a suggestion of how often to repeat the procedure after you have attained the shade you prefer. In general, this will be every six months to a year whether you use an over the counter procedure or visit your dentist to have the whitening done. Usually, these follow-up treatments will not take as long or need a super strong bleaching solution, since you already attained the shade you wanted and these are simply maintenance treatments.

In the end, you are the one who will notice whether your smile is still as white as you want it to be. By being aware of your smile, you will know when it is time to use a teeth bleaching kit to get your smile back to its whitest shade. Having used a bleaching kit before, you will know exactly what to do and it will take very little of your time to maintain that great smile.

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Editor's Note: Peter Morgan is a health writer on subjects regarding teeth whitening kits, teeth whitening gel as well as the latest technology and information on teeth whitening methods.