If you wish that you had whiter, brighter teeth, you are probably considering talking to your dentist in Leesburg about teeth whitening. Before you commit to the procedure, though, you might want to know the answers to these teeth whitening FAQs. These are the most commonly asked questions we get from our patients, so now we are sharing them with you to help you make your decision about whitening your teeth.
No. Clinical studies ranging over a decade have found no detrimental effects on teeth after teeth whitening.
When you visit a cosmetic dentist for teeth whitening in Leesburg, the procedure will not have any damaging effects on previous dental work. That said, if you have had tooth-colored fillings in the past and/or you have dental crowns that match the current color of your tooth enamel, you should know that these will not lighten the way your natural teeth will. If you want a uniform look, you may need to have them replaced.
Probably one of the most pressing teeth whitening FAQs on our patients’ minds, the lightening effects of teeth whitening may vary, depending on how you care for your teeth after treatment. Basically, teeth whitening is not a permanent procedure. Eating dark foods and drinking beverages that can stain your teeth will result in darkening or staining over time. Without any other special care, teeth whitening can last a few weeks. With more regular upkeep and occasional whitening treatments, you can continue to have gorgeous white teeth for years to come.
In most cases, dental insurance does not cover teeth whitening, but this procedure is relatively inexpensive. Most of our patients find that they can afford to pay for teeth whitening out of pocket.
Now you have the answers to our most common teeth whitening FAQs. If you would like to schedule an appointment, or if we have missed some teeth whitening FAQs that you would like answered, contact us at Cardinal Park Family Dental today at 703-779-2296. To learn more about teeth whitening, read our overview and the benefits of teeth whitening.