Teeth Whitening in Leesburg
Teeth whitening is an effective and cost-efficient cosmetic procedure used to enhance your smile. Despite the many misconceptions, if you have light staining on your teeth and you have healthy gums, you are a candidate for teeth whitening treatment.
Our doctors will recommend the best treatment option for you after a brief consultation. Cardinal Park Family Dental Care offers teeth whitening treatments to our patients in Leesburg in Loudoun County seeking an easy way to brighten their smile. We have both in office treatments and take-home treatments, depending on the patient’s case.
Teeth whitening is the most common service that people ask for, mainly because of its many benefits. The outer enamel of teeth is very sensitive and prone to damage. Brighter teeth give a more charming look to your smile and your overall personality. Do you feel your teeth are going dull and want to rehabilitate them? We offer specialized dentist services in Leesburg for teeth whitening.
If you have tried over the counter whitening treatments and they haven’t worked for you, consider professional whitening from our dentists. Only teeth whitening treatments administered from a dentist can contain a powerful amount of bleaching. The whitening treatments over the counter have a very low amount of bleaching. Professional teeth whitening is the only way you will achieve the white results you desire and patients seeking a whiter smile should consider it.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Teeth whitening either works through bleaching or non-bleaching. Bleaching is done to make teeth as much as seven times brighter than their initial color. Both the tray whitening and chair-side whitening is done through bleaching. The products used contain active ingredients including hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide in a specific concentration. Dentists decide the suitable concentration mix based on the deepness of stains. The lower concentration is used when stains are only superficial, but if the stains are to be removed from deeper parts, then higher concentrations are used. Non-bleaching procedures are easier to use and mostly include toothpaste that dentists will sometimes suggest for mild abrasion and stain removal. Whitening toothpastes are specially made with polishing and cleaning agents that remove stains and cleanses abrasions. After either of these procedures, you will ultimately be left with cleaner and brighter looking teeth.
How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?
The longevity of teeth whitening depends upon your diet and maintenance. Our dentists suggest the use of whitening toothpaste and mouth rinses once teeth whitening has been done. This prevents teeth from getting darker stains. However, a whitening touch-up is required once every six months after a teeth whitening procedure.
Methods to Whiten Your Teeth at Home
There are some natural methods which you may use as a home-based whitening treatment. These include brushing with whitening toothpaste on a regular basis and an application of certain natural products. Apple cider vinegar is the best option to whiten your teeth naturally. Likewise, use of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda is also recommended. Alongside offering the benefits of teeth whitening, these procedures also offer the perks of antiseptic and antibacterial protection.
Are Teeth Whitening Products Safe?
People often show concern regarding whether teeth whitening products are safe or not. Their worries are justified since teeth are inherently sensitive and may get permanently damaged if wrong procedures or products are applied. Whitening procedures are safe if a bleaching or non-bleaching method is used. However, it is recommended that people must take a recommendation from the dentist prior to using any over-counter products. Dentists are not really confident regarding the safety of chemicals and they must be used under proper supervision. There are a number of whitening products available in the market which people may acquire without any prescription. People usually have higher expectations as they start using such products. This is not the recommended way from dentists since they contain strong chemicals and deliberate care is required to keep the procedures safe. The best practice is to get professional advice from a dentist.
EZ-White® Pro in Office
EZ-White® Pro is an easy in-office whitening treatment that uses light-activated technology to brighten teeth. Within 30 minutes, your teeth can lighten up to 8 shades. One of the great aspects of this treatment is it only requires one visit to the dentist. You won’t need to do any follow-up visits to achieve your results. Your white smile will be achieved the same day as your appointment. The treatment is also very gentle on your teeth. You will experience minimal tooth sensitivity. The EZ-White Pro system also includes a protective gel to protect your gums. This makes tooth sensitivity nonexistent.
Opalescence® at Home
At Cardinal Park Family Dental Care, we offer two Opalescence whitening treatments for our patients to choose from. The first is the regular Opalescence gel. One of the perks of choosing Opalescence for your whitening treatment is that the gel contains fluoride and potassium nitrate. Potassium nitrate has shown to reduce tooth sensitivity and fluoride is known to protect your teeth against cavities and strengthen your enamel. Not only are you going to have whiter teeth, but healthier teeth. The Opalescence gel comes in three flavors: regular, mint, and melon, and you can choose to use it during the day or at night. The treatment comes with a tray and the whitening treatment syringe to fill the tray with. Your wear time will depend on the concentration you are using. We also offer Opalescence Go. Opalescence Go is a pre-filled UltraFit tray that form fits your smile for the best whitening results. This is ideal for anyone looking for a convenient ready to go whitening treatment with many benefits.
Visit us today at Cardinal Park Family Dental Care. Our qualified dentists are ready to help you with the cosmetic dentistry procedures you’ll need to achieve your desired results.
Schedule an appointment with us at 703-779-2296 or visit us at 2 Cardinal Park Drive Suite 204A, Leesburg, VA -20175.