Even the healthiest teeth aren’t always the brightest. Genetics, lifestyle and aging are some of the factors that can cause teeth to stain or lose their luster. If you’ve thought about teeth whitening, you may be thinking about getting over-the-counter teeth whitening systems. Read on to learn why you should get professional teeth whitening through your dentist’s office.
Why professional teeth whitening?
If you’re thinking about whitening your teeth, it’s important to discuss your options with your dentist, who will help you determine the best safe, effective treatment. Over-the-counter products can’t provide the same results as professional teeth whitening systems and often take months of consistent use to see any results. Professional products use a stronger concentration whitening gel to deliver fast, safe results. And your treatment is monitored closely by a skilled cosmetic dentist.
Arlington Dental Aesthetics uses the popular Zoom! Teeth whitening system, which can whiten teeth up to 8-10 shades brighter in about an hour. A whitening gel is applied to your teeth and activated by a special no-heat lamp. Treatment is quick and painless, and results can last for years with at-home touch-ups.
In-office, at-home hybrid
Another treatment option that is done both in the office and at home is called the KöR teeth whitening system. The dentist takes a mold of your teeth to create a series of teeth whitening trays that custom fit your teeth. You wear these trays while you sleep. After a few weeks of using the trays at home, you finish treatment in the office with a final whitening session.
Many people want to whiten their teeth from the comfort of their own home. Opalescence take-home kits are customized trays that you will fill with professional-strength whitening gel and wear for 30 minutes a day.
Professional teeth whitening can transform your smile and give you a boost in confidence. A thorough consultation with your cosmetic dentist will determine which teeth whitening system is the best for your unique situation.
Contact our Northern Virginia Dentists
Please call 703-214-3182 to schedule an appointment at Arlington Dental Aesthetics or 703-214-3186 for an appointment at South Riding Smiles. We serve patients in Arlington, South Riding and throughout Northern Virginia.