Has your morning coffee taken its toll on your teeth, and you’re looking for a teeth whitening treatment that actually works? Sterling, VA dental group Ridgetop Dental offers both in-office and take-home treatments with Opalescence products to completely transform your smile. After just one office visit, you can begin experiencing a brighter, whiter smile!
How Do Teeth Get Discolored?
Even if you’ve faithfully cared for your teeth by brushing and flossing as recommended by your dentist, discoloration of your teeth will still occur naturally over time. This process can also be hastened along by other factors such as drinking coffee, tea, cola, and red wine, or by chewing tobacco or smoking. Certain prescription medications can also cause discoloration.
Following your dentist’s recommendation of brushing twice daily and flossing at least once daily can slow this process down and help your smile stay brighter and healthier longer. However, it cannot reverse this process.
Ridgetop Dental offers patients the option of in-office or take-home teeth whitening. Both treatments can erase years’ worth of stains and restore a more youthful appearance for your teeth. A fresh, white smile can boost your sense of confidence and help you feel ready to meet whatever challenge you’re facing.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Our fastest method of teeth whitening is the in-office procedure. Over the course of about an hour, a whitening agent is applied and penetrates the enamel to erase years’ worth of stains and discoloration. With this treatment, your smile is transformed up to six shades lighter in just one visit.
The process of in-office teeth whitening usually goes as follows. First, we set up a protective barrier for your gums. Next, we brush a layer of maximum strength bleaching gel onto your teeth and activate the ingredients with a special light. This process may need to be repeated several times until your desired shade is achieved.
At-Home Teeth Whitening Kit
Our most convenient method for removing stains from your tooth enamel is at-home teeth whitening. We will provide a kit with maximum strength bleaching gel and custom-fitted trays that we create in the office. The take home kit will provide results far superior to over the counter options such as whitening strips and toothpastes that you may see for sale at your local drugstore.
At home, you will fill the trays with gel and fit them over your teeth for the prescribed amount of time daily, often overnight while you sleep. The bleaching gel will remove stains and, because it contains fluoride, it will also reduce sensitivity and strengthen your enamel. After about a week of regular use, your teeth will look dramatically whiter.
All our teeth whitening products are specially formulated to minimize tooth sensitivity and we carefully supervise teeth whitening treatments.
Teeth Whitening in Northern VA
To discuss which teeth whitening treatment would work best for your dental hygiene goals, schedule an appointment with one of our Ridgetop Dental practitioners in Northern VA by calling (703) 520-7410 or request an appointment online.