Even if you maintain a healthy dental hygiene regimen, you may still notice your teeth eventually begin to lose their pearly white luster. Lifestyle choices, heredity, natural aging and other factors can all play a role in tooth discoloration and staining. If you feel self-conscious about the color of your teeth, our professional teeth whitening services may be an ideal solution.
Schedule your teeth whitening appointment with one of our experienced dentists today. If you live in the Arlington, Virginia region, please call Arlington Dental Aesthetics at 703-214-3183. If you live in South Riding, call South Riding Smiles at 703-214-3185.
Professional Teeth Whitening
There is no shortage of over-the-counter teeth whitening options available at your local grocery store that promise to restore a dazzling smile. However, these products often require months of consistent use in order to produce noticeable results. Furthermore, over-the-counter products cannot provide the same results possible with professional teeth whitening systems.
This is because:
- Power: Professional tooth whitening products use a stronger concentration whitening gel than over-the-counter products.
- Customization: Professional teeth whiting products use a customized tray that more precisely fits your mouth’s unique contours.
- Expertise: In-office whitening treatment is monitored closely by a skilled cosmetic dentist, ensuring your results are as beautiful as possible.
When performed by an experienced cosmetic dentist, tooth whitening is a safe and effective way to brighten your smile.
ZOOM! Tooth Whitening
The Zoom! teeth whitening system can brighten your smile several shades in just one convenient visit. The benefits of this popular treatment include:
- Whitens teeth up to 8-10 shades brighter (individual results may vary)
- Treatment usually completed in about an hour
- Immediate results
- Results can last for years with occasional at-home touch ups
Zoom! treatment is quick and painless. Our dentists will apply a guard to protect your teeth and gums from the whitening gel. A special no-heat lamp is used to activate the whitening gel once it has been applied to your teeth. You won’t have to wait for results; you’ll leave our office with whiter teeth and the confidence you desire.
KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching System
The KöR teeth whitening system is an advanced bleaching treatment that can help you address unsightly tooth stains, including deep chemical stains caused by tetracycline. A mould will be made of your teeth to create a series of form-fitting teeth whitening trays. These thin, comfortable trays are then worn conveniently while you sleep. After a couple of weeks of using the teeth whitening trays at home, your treatment will be completed during a final in-office whitening session.
Benefits of KöR teeth whitening include:
- Long-lasting results
- Brightens all teeth simultaneously
- Safe treatment and procedure
- Teeth lightened several shades brighter
You may be a good candidate for this advanced teeth bleaching system if your teeth and gums are healthy. The best way to know which teeth whitening solution is best for your unique situation is to schedule a personal exam with one of our knowledgeable dentists.
Opalescence Take-Home Teeth Whitening Kit
Would you prefer to whiten your teeth on your own time, from the comfort of your home? If so, the Opalescence teeth whitening kit may be a great option. Opalescence take-home kits are more effective than over-the-counter alternatives.
To whiten teeth with Opalescence, you wear a customized tray filled with a whitening gel for about 30 minutes every day. Because the trays are tailored to your teeth, the gel is able to reach every surface of each tooth that drugstore products simply cannot.
How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?
The length of time you can expect your teeth whitening to last depends on which treatment you choose and how well you maintain your results with at-home care. During your visit to Arlington Dental Aesthetics or South Riding Smiles, our LVI-trained cosmetic dentists will explain each of your tooth whitening options and help you decide which treatment is right for you, based on your goals, lifestyle and budget.
How Much Does Tooth Whitening Cost?
The cost of tooth whitening treatments varies from patient to patient, depending on the extent of treatment needed and your choice of treatment options. In more severe cases of discoloration and deep stains, our dentists may recommend using a topical whitener in addition to porcelain veneers or other appropriate cosmetic dentistry solution. During your dental visit, you will be provided with a cost estimate for your recommended treatment and alternative options so you can make a decision that is right for you.