Teeth Whitening - Falls Church, VA
As time goes on, environmental factors – such as smoking, drinking coffee, or eating dark-colored foods – can take a toll on your teeth, making them appear darker or yellowed. Fortunately, professional teeth whitening at our Falls Church practice can eliminate discoloration and restore the beauty of your smile.
Professional whitening treatments are safer and more effective than most store-bought brands. One of the most popular cosmetic dentistry services, whitening can dramatically enhance your appearance and boost your confidence. At American Family Dental Care, our team will personalize your treatment and help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.
Advantages of In-Office Teeth Whitening
Over-the-counter tooth-whitening kits are less expensive than in-office treatments. However, there are advantages that in-office teeth-whitening procedures have over take-home whitening products. They include:
- Professional supervision
- Faster results
- Longer-lasting results
- Fewer sensitivity issues
In-Office Teeth Whitening Procedures
Types of dental-office whitening procedures may include:
Professsionally Applied Tooth Whitening Products
These products are applied at a dentist‘s office, and have a higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide, a whitening agent.
Laser or Light Treatment
Whitening solution is applied to the teeth and used in combination with a special light or laser. Results can usually be seen after one session.
Custom Mouth Trays
A custom mouthpiece or tray is created by the dentist, and a peroxide-based whitening solution is given to the patient to use at home with the mouthpiece or tray.
In-office teeth whitening comprises a series of one-hour appointments at a dentist‘s office. Teeth will be examined and cleaned to make sure there are no cavities, loose fillings, gum problems or other issues that may be exacerbated by the bleaching process. A patient who chooses to use whitening products in combination with at-home treatment may be monitored by the dentist for results.
Whitening procedures are effective but their results are not permanent. Depending on the procedure used, whitening may fade over time. Patients are advised to avoid problem food and drinks that may stain or darken the teeth.
Schedule A Falls Church Teeth Whitening Consultation
Ready to take the first step toward your brighter, whiter smile? Check out our special offers and contact our Falls Church office today to schedule a consultation. Our team is always available to answer any questions you may have.