Teeth Whitening Reston VA
Almost everyone desires a whiter and brighter smile. Teeth can discolor due to coffee, tea, and wine consumption, as well as medication, aging, and smoking. Stained teeth can make a person self-conscious, but fortunately, there are now many products available to make teeth whiter and brighter than ever.
A visit to your local drugstore will yield many teeth whitening options, such as toothpaste, mouthwashes, strips, and trays. These products are inexpensive and offer temporary results.
For more permanent results, consider in-office whitening. This type of bleaching is done in a dentist’s office. It uses a higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide to make teeth up to 8 shades brighter. Whitening is a good choice for many people. If you’re not happy with the current color of your teeth, contact us today.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
The process begins with the dentist recording the current shade of your teeth. Your teeth will be scrubbed with pumice to remove plaque and prepare the teeth for whitening. Gauze and refractors will be used to keep teeth dry and keep the lips and gums away from the whitening solution, which can cause irritation. The front surface of the teeth will be coated with the whitening solution. This solution typically uses hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. After the teeth are coated, the solution will be activated with a special light. Depending on the solution, it will stay on for 30-60 minutes.
Once the maximum time has passed or the teeth have reached the desired shade, the solution will be rinsed off. The dentist may apply fluoride to ease any sensitivity. You will be required to take special care of your teeth for the next 24 hours to prevent staining. For example, avoid smoking as well as certain foods such as tea, coffee, red wine, tomato sauce, beets, black grapes, and mustard.
Teeth Whitening Benefits
Teeth whitening is very safe. It offers cosmetic benefits and can easily make someone more attractive. In-office procedures are more effective than in-home treatments. A whiter smile improves self-esteem and makes a person more confident. This is helpful in their employment and social lives. Additionally, teeth whitening can last up to 3 years.
Contact Us Today
Teeth tend to stain over time, but teeth whitening can help. There are many options available, but in-office teeth whitening can help you achieve long-term results. Reston Modern Dentistry can assess your teeth and see if whitening is a good option. Contact us today at 703-860-9854 to schedule a consultation. We are here to answer your questions. We look forward to keeping your smile healthy.