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Individuals come into our office for teeth whitening treatments for a variety of reasons. Some people want to look younger, and yellow teeth make a person look older. Others have an important event coming up and they want to look their best. We also see patients who have an important college admission or employment interview and they want to make a good first impression. It’s no secret white teeth make a good first impression. Whiter, straighter teeth keep you looking healthier and younger and give you more confidence when you smile. Call us today to arrange an appointment.
Why Should I Choose Teeth Whitening at a Dental Office?
When you choose in-office teeth whitening, our teeth bleaching dentist can ensure you see dramatic results quickly and safely. The treatment works best on teeth yellowed by age and stained by foods, beverages or smoking. Tooth whitening treatments remove stains from the tooth’s enamel and the dentin, the two outer layers of your teeth. In-office teeth whitening cannot remove stains from the inside of your teeth, such as darkening from trauma or certain antibiotics. You dentist can suggest alternatives, such as covering a stained tooth with a veneer. If you have crowns, veneers or other restorations, the bleaching agent won’t affect their color.
Our dentists can help you find the best solution for your unique needs. Please call our office to request an appointment and learn what type of results you can expect.
How Does Teeth Whitening at Home Work?
Our dentist can furnish you with a custom teeth whitening kit so you can whiten your teeth at home. You’ll come in for an exam and our dentist will ensure there are no problems and you’ll obtain the results you expect. You’ll receive a custom tray made from a mold of your teeth and a personalized bleaching agent. Follow the instructions carefully; typically, you’ll wear the tray for an hour a day for two weeks. If you’re interested in whitening your teeth in the comfort of your home, please call our dental office to arrange an appointment. The kit you’ll receive from our dentist will work far better than the tray kits you can buy in a drugstore. It’s also safer because the tray is made from a mold of your teeth so the professional-grade whitening agent cannot irritate your gums or become diluted by saliva. If you are interested in home teeth whitening, give our office a call today.
What’s the Typical Teeth Bleaching Cost?
We cannot quote a price without assessing your unique needs. Factors included in your cost include the number of teeth whitening treatments needed, the system used and whether you have restorations which need their color evened out. Dental insurance rarely covers in-office whitening as it’s considered a cosmetic treatment. Please call us to request a consultation to learn more about our affordable fees.
Does In-office Whitening Work Better Than Drugstore Products?
There is a dizzying array of teeth whitening strips, pens, toothpastes and trays on drugstore shelves. All promise whiter teeth at a fraction of the cost of seeing a dentist, but they cannot produce the same results. If you are dissatisfied with over-the-counter teeth whitening products, you’re not alone. They can remove minor surface stains, but they are not strong enough to work as well as an in-office teeth whitening treatment. Even though OTC products contain hydrogen peroxide, the same ingredient dentists use, they have a far lower concentration of it. Also, they may cause gum sensitivity or uneven results if you don’t use them correctly. Call our office today if you’re interested in a whitening solution that works.
How Does the Professional Teeth Whitening Process Work?
Our dentists can choose from several teeth whitening systems. However, the process, which takes about 60 to 90 minutes, is basically the same:
1. Your dentist will note the current shade of your teeth.
2. We’ll use a cheek retractor to expose your teeth and protect your lips and cheeks from the bleaching agent.
3. We will also protect your gums with a barrier.
4. Our dentist will paint a bleaching agent on your teeth. Depending on the teeth whitening system used, the bleaching agent could be rinsed off and reapplied several times during your treatment.
5. Your dentist may select a teeth whitening system which uses a curing light.
6. Our teeth bleaching dentist will gauge the final result and see if you’ll need another treatment to reach your wished for result.
For the next 24 hours, you should avoid smoking and staining foods and beverages, including red wine, coffee, tea and tomato sauce. If a food or beverage will stain white clothing, it will also stain your teeth.
Call today to set up an appointment for teeth whitening in Woodbridge. We know you’ll love your beautiful new smile.