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Your teeth begin to discolor and stain as you age. However, teeth whitening from our dentists can help you regain your natural smile. Our teeth whitening services are popular and a quick, effective and affordable way to eliminate stains and discoloration.
Why Should You Get Professional Teeth Whitening?
Also referred to as in-office or chairside dental whitening, power bleaching occurs in a monitored atmosphere to keep you safe and comfortable. The professional bleaching gel is very concentrated to produce significant results right away. It produces the best results on enamel that’s stained from drinking or eating certain items and from smoking.
However, teeth whitening can’t restore all types of teeth discoloration. It doesn’t work on discoloration from defective fillings, tooth decay, tetracycline staining or other problems within the teeth. In addition, teeth restorations such as crowns, fillings and veneers don’t change color through the dental bleaching process.
Prior to your whitening, our teeth bleaching dentist will assess your mouth for potential causes of discoloration. Then, we’ll help you decide how best to treat your teeth if there are any problems. Contact our staff to find out how we ensure that you leave our office completely satisfied.
Is It Possible to Do Teeth Whitening at Home?
In addition to chairside teeth whitening, we can offer you a professional kit to use at home. First, we’ll take impressions of your bite to create customized dental trays that fit your teeth. For one hour a day, you’ll use the trays with concentrated at-home teeth whitening gel. After two weeks, your teeth will be as many as six shades lighter.
What’s the Teeth Bleaching Cost?
The cost of teeth whitening depends on several factors, including the type of system that we use. You could also need multiple treatments and repairs to make restorations match your natural teeth again. We can give you an accurate estimate after a consultation. Call us today to schedule your evaluation for teeth whitening in Manassas.
How Do Professional and OTC Teeth Whitening Products Differ?
Although over-the-counter dental whitening products can improve the appearance of your teeth, they aren’t as potent or reliable as our teeth whitening gel. OTC strips, toothpastes, rinses, and trays don’t provide consistent results. If you use them wrong, these teeth whitening items can make your teeth look uneven and cause gum inflammation. Ask us for assistance to prevent these issues.
What’s the Teeth Whitening Procedure?
The procedure for in-office teeth whitening varies depending on the system that we use for you. However, we follow a general procedure:
- Assess and clean your teeth.
- Take photos to identify your tooth shade and monitor the progress.
- Use a cheek retractor to expose your teeth.
- Apply a protective liquid for your gums.
- Apply several coats of bleaching gel, and leave it in place for a while before removing it.
- Use an intense light for enhanced results when necessary.
- Evaluate the shade changes, and determine if you need follow-up or at-home treatment.
Do you want to restore your white smile? Schedule your treatment with our teeth bleaching dentist now.