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Teeth Whitening

Discolored teeth can add years to the appearance of your smile, leaving it looking dull. Our team of doctors provides dentist-supervised, take-home teeth whitening solutions at their practice that can renew your smile and your confidence. This affordable treatment provides high-quality, long-lasting results that will keep your teeth brighter, whiter, and beautiful for many smiles to come. If you are interested in our teeth whitening treatment, please contact us today.

What Are the Benefits of Teeth Whitening?

We use only the best-quality solution for the take-home whitening kits. With entirely customizable trays and whitening gel that is high in concentration and effectiveness, our dentists can provide outstanding results. In-office treatment can be time-consuming and produce short-lived results. Without using potentially damaging bleaching lights, the take-home kit is non-invasive, does not incite tooth sensitivity, and improves your results.

The popularity of teeth whitening treatments has increased dramatically in the last few years. Over-the-counter options are more available and cheaper than ever, but it is important to understand the value of a professionally monitored treatment. Our team of doctors has overseen the use of teeth whitening on hundreds of patients, and understand the power of teeth bleaching at an expert level. For a bright white smile you can be proud to share, contact the Eastern Virginia Family & Cosmetic Dentistry team.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening works wonders on its own, but also provides a spectacular finishing touch to other cosmetic dentistry services. If you are in generally good oral and overall health, you are probably a candidate for teeth whitening. However, as with any of our services, we will spend ample time discussing your dental condition, your treatment options, and your expectations before beginning treatment. If you have any questions or concerns about teeth whitening, your initial exam/consultation is a great time to address them.

Over-the-Counter vs. Professional Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening services like the at-home kits available from our practice often hold a number of advantages when compared with over-the-counter options you can find at the corner store. For instance: professional solutions contain whitening ingredients that are more powerful than those you can get from whitening kits at your local supermarket or drugstore. With a professional teeth whitening kit, the solution is apt to produce more noticeable reduction of stains and discoloration because of the higher percentage of active ingredients. These procedures can be significantly more effective than over-the-counter remedies such as toothpastes and whitening strips, or “natural” solutions like charcoal teeth whitening (which can be abrasive on the tooth enamel and may even create more dental problems), or coconut oil teeth whitening.

In addition, our whitening trays are customized for each patient, and do not involve “one-size-fits-all” whitening appliances that may not provide a very comfortable fit on the teeth. Perhaps most importantly, professional whitening treatments are overseen by our experienced cosmetic dentists. They can carefully monitor your treatment to ensure the whitening agents are effectively brightening your smile and helping you meet your goals!

Understanding the Teeth Whitening Procedure

Because our office provides at-home teeth whitening treatments, much of the procedure will occur in the comfort of your own home. During your first appointment, your cosmetic dentist will make a mold of your teeth from which your personalized trays will be fabricated. Once the trays have been made, we will invite you back to walk you through the process. When you are ready to brighten your smile, you will load the trays with whitening solution as directed. The whitening trays are usually worn for under an hour before you remove them to rinse any excess solution out of your mouth. The length of treatment is dependent on your individual case, but you will begin to see results after a few applications and your smile will continue to improve over time.

You will have regular checkups with your dentist to assess your progress and address any tooth sensitivity. In just a matter of weeks, your smile will be looking better than ever.

How Long Do Teeth Whitening Results Last?

By strictly adhering to the whitening instructions our office will provide, the results should last for several months. It’s important to minimize intake of teeth-staining beverages and other habits that may increase tooth discoloration after the treatment. With occasional follow-up procedures, many individuals are able to maintain results well into the future.

How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost?

The total cost of teeth whitening will ultimately depend on the unique factors involved with the individual treatment plan. Since the at-home whitening kits are customized for each patient, the price of teeth whitening is not the same for everyone. Some of the components that will determine the final cost include the severity of stains and discoloration, the level of whitening necessary to obtain optimal results, the duration of treatment, and other factors. Once your treatment program is developed during the initial consultation, we will produce a total cost estimate for the procedure and go over it with you. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about our accepted payment methods, which include dental financing options such as CareCredit®. This reputable healthcare financing agency offers qualified applicants a variety of low- to no-interest payment plans that can help bring teeth whitening into your budget.

Learn More About Teeth Whitening

Your smile is one of the most expressive elements of your face, and it is important to make it look its very best. To learn more about what teeth whitening can do for you, contact our office today.