Teeth Whitening Arlington VA

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While there are many over-the-counter teeth whitening kits available, professional teeth whitening at the dentist’s office is the safest, quickest, and most effective way to whiten your teeth up to three shades. In less than two hours, your teeth will be whiter and brighter thanks to our in-office whitening system. This whitening procedure offers immediate results. Schedule a consultation to see if you are a good candidate. Your dentist will assess your teeth and gums to ensure they are healthy enough for whitening. 

What is the teeth whitening procedure?

Your teeth whitening session will be scheduled after a consultation. The first step of the teeth whitening procedure is to isolate your lips and gums with a protective gel.  Next, the whitening agent is activated by mixing two  materials together before applying it to your teeth. You will get as many as three 15-minute whitening gel applications, depending on your preferred shade. The gel is then rinsed away. Your dentist will then apply a fluoride treatment to help with sensitivity.

Can I teeth whiten at home?

For added convenience, you can professionally whiten teeth at home. The same teeth whitening solution used at the dentist’s office is available for at-home treatment. You will be given bleaching gel and trays to use at home. If done properly, you should see results in about a week. At-home teeth whitening is a good option for patients who have concern about sensitive teeth. Before and after treatments, be sure to brush and floss your teeth to remove food and leftover bleaching gel. To avoid bacterial growth, clean trays after each use.

How long does teeth whitening last?

For lasting results, we always recommend to combine in-office bleaching treatment with take-home whitening trays. You can use the take-home trays for as long as they fit. Likewise, you can always visit our office to supply you with the gel. Take-home trays can be used as needed to maintain your perfect dental shade.

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Tooth discoloration can be caused by various reasons, including age, medical conditions, and diet. Lifestyle choices, such as smoking, can also cause stains. Schedule a consultation so our dentists can determine if teeth whitening is a good option. Call our office today or book an appointment online now.