Teeth Whitening Fairfax VA
Professional teeth whitening can whiten teeth up to 8 shades. Patients concerned with tooth discoloration should seek consultation for this safe and effective procedure. Smoking, drinking wine, eating red foods, and drinking coffee and tea are notorious for creating tooth discoloration. While over-the-counter teeth whitening kits can help, they are only temporary. Plus, they can be messy and difficult to obtain successful results.
For this reason, many people choose to get their smile professionally whitened. Teeth whitening has become a popular cosmetic dental procedure. In-office teeth whitening is very effective and the results can last up to 3 years.
Teeth Whitening Process
In-office teeth whitening can take about 90 minutes. The procedure begins with the dentist recording your current teeth shade. Next, your teeth will be polished with pumice to remove plaque and help your teeth achieve the desired shade.
Next, the dentist will prepare the area by using gauze. The gauze helps keep your teeth dry. The dentist uses retractors to expose your teeth and apply the whitening agent.
The teeth are then coated with a whitening agent, which is activated with a special light. The teeth are whitened for an hour. During this time, the dentist reapplies the whitening agent every 15 minutes. Finally, the teeth are rinsed once the treatment is completed.
To maintain the whiteness, you will need to avoid certain foods for 24 hours. You should not eat or drink foods and beverages that can stain your teeth, such as coffee, tea, red wine, candies, black grapes, beets, tomato sauce, tomato juice, and mustard. You should also avoid smoking.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Sapphire Dental in Fairfax, VA can provide you with professional teeth whitening. Learn more by contacting us today. Call 703-912-0485 or book an appointment online. We happily accept new patients and most insurances.