Unsightly stains or yellowing teeth can steal a little piece of your self-confidence every time you smile. Fortunately, at Easy Dental Care in Gainesville, Virginia, Hisham Merdad, BDS, DSCD, and Zuwena Abraham, DDS, offer the latest teeth-whitening treatments, so you can remove stains and transform your grin into a movie-star quality smile. To learn more about the latest teeth-whitening technologies and advanced brightening techniques, call the office or use the online system to schedule an appointment.
When it comes to brightening your smile, there are several different ways you can go about it, such as in-office treatments, at-home whitening systems, and a host of whitening toothpastes and mouthwashes you can buy at your local grocery store. A professional teeth-whitening method you receive from your dentist delivers optimum results in the shortest amount of time.
In-office teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental treatment. The procedure takes place under carefully monitored conditions to ensure your oral health safety.
First, your dentist inserts a cheek retractor to expose your teeth. Next, your provider applies a liquid rubber dam or a hardening resin on your gums to protect them from the bleaching agents in the gel. Then, your dentist applies the bleaching gel directly to the surface of your teeth while you relax in your dental chair for up to an hour. As with all procedures at Easy Dental Care, your comfort is one of their top priorities, so you can watch a movie or listen to music as you wait.
In-office bleaching treatments contain a higher concentration of bleaching gel than over-the-counter products, so results are visible immediately following your treatment. Typically, if your teeth are yellowing — which happens naturally as a result of age and drinking dark-colored beverages like coffee or soda — you can get excellent results in a single treatment.
Available only from your dentist, a professional at-home whitening system uses custom-made trays that perfectly fit your teeth. You fill the trays with a whitening gel and wear the trays either an hour each day or overnight. To achieve your desired shade of white, in-home whitening can take a couple of weeks.
Professional teeth whitening is very safe, as Easy Dental Care provides the highest quality products that work best for your type of tooth stains. Your dentist advises you regarding how to minimize tooth sensitivity during the at-home whitening treatments if that’s the method that fits into your lifestyle.
In some cases, a professional teeth whitening may last up to three years, but if you smoke or use tobacco products, or drink coffee and red wine, the whitening effect may not last that long. Additionally, since yellowing teeth are part of the natural aging process, you may need whitening touch-ups to maintain your desired tooth shade. The team at Easy Dental Care advises you on how often you can get a whitening boost with an at-home kit.
To learn which whitening option is best for you, schedule a consultation online or call the office to book an appointment.