Teeth Whitening Can Brighten Your Smile
Professional teeth whitening by Dr. Vandana Sood in Leesburg, VA, can brighten your smile and boost your confidence. Our practice offers both in-office and take-home whitening treatments to give you a beautifully illuminated smile. Darkly pigmented foods and drinks, tobacco use, certain medications, and the natural aging process can cause tooth discoloration over time. Our treatments are designed to eliminate these stains and highlight all the best features of your smile. To learn more, please contact us today.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Unlike light-activated bleaching systems, Opalescence® Boost is chemically activated and requires no light. The whitening agent is 40% hydrogen peroxide, and contains potassium nitrate with fluoride for maximum whitening. It also contains ingredients that strengthen enamel and prevent cavities. It involves two 20-minute applications, so total time in the dental chair is just 40 minutes.
Customized Take-home Whitening Treatment
In addition to in-office treatment, we also offer an Opalescence® treatment designed specifically for home use. Before you begin treatment, we will take an impression of your teeth and fabricate custom-molded trays. These trays help apply the bleaching gel evenly onto the teeth, and prevent the gel from contacting the soft tissues of the mouth. Once you receive your trays, you will fill them with Opalescence® gel and wear them for about an hour a day over the course of a week. The results of this home whitening system are comparable to the in-office treatment. Over time, we can coordinate further treatment to help you maintain a bright, white smile.
If you do not have time for impressions and custom trays, you can still enjoy the results of professional teeth whitening with Opalescence® Go. This system consists of pre-filled trays. Simply wear the trays as directed for five to seven days to experience a whiter smile.
Maintaining Your White Smile
Topical stains caused by dark pigmented foods and beverages, tobacco, and other factors can be minimized through certain lifestyle changes. Stopping tobacco use is always advisable. If you drink wine, try eating cheese beforehand to coat your teeth with oil prior to consuming wine. The tannins in wine cause significant teeth staining. Also rinse your mouth with water after eating or drinking dark foods and beverages. Note that some stains are intrinsic, meaning they originate from within the tooth. These include but are not limited to tetracycline stains (from antibiotics) and fluorosis lines (from ingesting fluoride during childhood). Intrinsic stains often do not respond to teeth whitening. In these cases, cosmetic bonding, veneers, or crowns may be the most effective treatment options. During a consultation, we can help determine which treatment is the best way to meet your goals.
Schedule Your Teeth Whitening Today
Dental stains can make an otherwise healthy smile look far less attractive and charismatic. Our treatments are designed to eliminate deep stains so that you can be proud to share your smile with everyone you meet. Dr. Sood will take close note of your goals and concerns to determine which method of teeth whitening or other cosmetic dentistry procedure can give you the results you want. To learn more, please contact our office today.