Professional tooth whitening is a great option in Richmond, VA

What can professional tooth whitening do for you?

Through professional tooth whitening, you can look many years younger and have more confidence. Your teeth might gain resistance to future stains and discoloration. You will experience long-lasting results, if you avoid tooth staining habits.

Is professional in-office whitening for everyone?

We offer free consultations. During the consultation, we determine, if our whitening services are right for you. Our professional process can remove even difficult stains. Your teeth could be up to 8 shades whiter. But not in every case all staining can be removed.

Why have your teeth become discolored?

Consumption of staining drinks and foods can lead to tooth discoloration. Foods that cause this include berries, coffee, tea, and red wine. Also, carbonated drinks and even tomato sauce can affect the color of your teeth. Acidic or tannin-rich foods can be problematic. Habits such as smoking and chewing tobacco are also factors. These elements over time will lead to varying degrees of discoloration.

Now let’s look at your teeth whitening choices:

Tooth whitening vs. tooth bleaching

According to the FDA, tooth whitening restores natural tooth color. Tooth bleaching whitens beyond the natural color. Both whitening and bleaching use the same process to lighten teeth. The difference lies in the strength of the whitening solution and the length of the exposure.

What you need to know when whitening your teeth yourself

Overexposing teeth to a whitening gel can dehydrate the tooth. It can also increase tooth sensitivity. Note that bleaching will not whiten porcelain crowns or composite tooth-colored bondings/fillings. When bleaching at home, use products having a peroxide or carbamide concentration of 3%-20%.

Am I a candidate for a dental implant?

The majority of patients who have lost one or more teeth are candidates for dental implants. Less suited candidates often suffer from severe gum disease or irreparable bone loss. Our philosophy is to maintain natural teeth whenever practical. Doing so should not compromise health or comfort.

Professional Whitening vs. DIY Home Teeth Whitening:

At home teeth whitening choices include:

Over the counter whitening

Home whitening involves many applications of a less concentrated gel. There are three main methods of applying this gel: strips, gels, or peroxide-filled tray. There are even touch-up pens for single teeth to be lightened after tooth whitening procedures.

Whitening toothpaste

Whitening toothpaste removes stains and polishes the teeth. It is the least effective choice compared to alternatives.

Tooth whitening strips or gels

You will need to perform either of these options once or twice a day for up to 14 days.

Peroxide-filled tray

Tray-based tooth whitening systems involve the use of a tray filled with a peroxide gel. Place the tray over the teeth for several hours a day. These trays should be custom-made for you at your dental office.

Professional in-office tooth whitening

Professional whitening will yield the quickest and best result. It will be a pronounced result. We can do it in our offices using between 45 – 60 minutes. We use in our practice the brand BOOST. It is a powerful 40% hydrogen peroxide gel and is chemically activated, so no

We’re located in the beginning of the West End of Henrico next to Richmond, VA area. We are off of 64 west. Exit Glenside Dr south, west on Forest Ave, to Bayberry Ct. We’re located on the second floor, 7204 Glen Forest Dr, Suite 203, Richmond, VA 23226. Call us now at (804) 282-7260.

Published 10/16/2017