Are big things on deck for you and you want to look your best? Maybe you’re about to walk down the aisle with the person of your dreams? Are you finally up for that promotion after years of hard work or perhaps you have an interview scheduled for your dream job coming up? But maybe your pearly whites are not so pearly or white anymore and you’re self-conscious.
You need to be able to make the best impression possible on your big day. If so, maybe professional teeth whitening treatment, coordinated by your Ridgetop Dental dentist in our Sterling VA office, is just what the dentist ordered to help you transform your smile and let you shine!
Maybe you’ve always cared for your teeth as recommended by your dentist: brushing twice daily, flossing- the works! Even so natural discoloration of our teeth will occur over time. However, this natural process is also aided by other factors such as smoking, chewing tobacco or daily consumption of coffee, tea, cola or red wine. Even the use of certain prescription medications can be a contributor.
Establishing and following a regular routine of daily brushing and flossing as recommended by Ridgetop Dental can slow this process and help your smile stay brighter and healthier longer. However, it cannot reverse this discoloration alone. The over-the-counter whitening strips and specialty toothpastes sold at your local drug store can help some in reversing the damage but their effects are limited.
This is where Ridgetop Dental of Sterling VA comes to the rescue with professional teeth whitening! These quick and inexpensive treatments are performed in our office or can be supplied to you by your Ridgetop dentist for use at home. We proudly use Opalescence® teeth whitening products.
Teeth Whitening Process
Opalescence® professional products can brighten your teeth up to 6 shades whiter, erasing years of stains from lifestyle habits, aging teeth, trauma or medications. Dr. Datta Malyavantham is a leading cosmetic dentist in Northern Virginia who has the training and expertise to provide personalized dental care for results that will enhance both the aesthetics and health of your natural smile. Ridgetop also offers easy and convenient take-home treatments that you can do on your schedule in the comfort of your own home!
An in office treatment will take about one hour, during which most patients relax, read or enjoy entertainment as we transform their smile. Using laser technology, the professional bleaching agent is applied and will penetrate the enamel of the tooth for a deeper treatment and beautiful results that can last a year or more with good oral hygiene and avoiding common lifestyle habits that stain and darken the teeth: tobacco use/smoking, dark foods and dark beverages.
Ridgetop Dental also offers take-home treatments. This form of treatment involves the creation of a customized bleaching tray that fits into your mouth to whiten your teeth at your convenience and comfort at home. These treatments, used as follow-up treatments to an in-office whitening procedure, can to help you keep your smile brighter, longer. Take-home treatments are usually for daily application over a period of several weeks.
Both forms of treatment are superior to the over-the-counter options sold at your local drugstore. Scheduling regular cleanings at your dentist’s office and brushing and flossing as recommended by your dentist is important to help your keep your results longer. Deeper discoloration, that has been left untreated longer or is the product of an underlying genetic or medical condition, may not respond as well to whitening treatments. These cases may be better suited for dental veneers or dental bonding.
If you want to put your best smile forward, talk to your Ridgetop Dental dentist at your next appointment by calling 703.520.7410 for our Sterling office or 571.223.5633 for our Reston office. You can also schedule an appointment online today and smile brighter tomorrow!