Teeth Whitening Herndon, VA

Teeth Whitening An Overview

Having whiter, brighter teeth can help you achieve a more beautiful smile. Many patients would agree that a smile is one of the first things other people notice about you. Keeping your smile in excellent condition should be important to every patient. However, some factors can influence the color and overall appearance of your teeth. Stained and discolored teeth are some of the most common cosmetic dental concerns. If stained or discolored teeth are affecting the appearance of your smile or confidence, you may want to inquire about teeth whitening treatment.

Teeth whitening is a quick, effective way to brighten your smile. In just one visit to our Herndon, VA dentist office, Dr. Mark Jefferies can help you achieve a whiter, brighter smile. Our team will work with you to determine if professional teeth whitening is right for you.

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Professional Teeth Whitening Vs. Over The Counter Teeth Whitening

When searching for a solution to whiten your teeth, it is easy to choose over the counter teeth whitening options because they are easily available. However, over the counter teeth whitening often provide inconsistent, hardly noticeable results. In the end, patients end up wasting time and money trying to achieve a brighter smile.

Professional teeth whitening offer several advantages over the counter whitening. Professional teeth whitening is performed by a highly trained cosmetic dentist who has the skill set, and knowledge needs to transform your smile.

When applicable, we recommend professional teeth whitening because it offers these key benefits:

  • Faster Results: In-office teeth whitening can brighten your teeth up to 10 shades during one office visit. With over the counter teeth whitening, it will take longer to achieve your desired results.
  • Reduces Tooth Sensitivity: We take every precaution to ensure you are comfortable during your teeth whitening treatments. The lips, gums, and surrounding areas are covered with a protected covering to limit any irritation.
  • High-Quality Bleaching Agents: Our professional grade bleaching agents are designed to penetrate the tooth enamel and brighten the teeth multiple shades.

Am I Candidate For Teeth Whitening?

The goods news is that many patients are ideal candidates for the teeth whitening procedure in our Herndon dentist office. To receive teeth whitening treatment, you should have structurally healthy teeth and gums. It is important to note that certain types of stains do not respond to teeth whitening treatment; however, we offer a full range of cosmetic solution that can treat stained and discolored teeth, such as dental bonding, dental crowns, and porcelain veneers.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Jefferies will evaluate your smile and determine if teeth whitening or another cosmetic solution is right for you. Our goal is to help eliminate stains and discoloration and get you one step closer to a whiter, brighter smile.

Teeth Whitening What to Expect

In office teeth whitening is completed in one visit to our dental office. Take home teeth whitening will require two visits to our office. Both options offer exceptional results, so it is up to you to determine which solution best suits your needs.  Some patients would rather brighten their smile in one visit; other patients would like to brighten their smile gradually over time.

In office teeth whitening is a quick, simple process. The first step will be to protect the gums, lips, and soft tissue of your mouth. Next, we will carefully apply a bleaching gel to the tooth enamel and activate it using a special light. Professional bleaching agents penetrate the enamel and brighten the smile from the inside out.

On average, the whitening treatment takes about one hour. Our team makes every effort to ensure you are comfortable and stages throughout all phases of your care.

Take home teeth whitening is a convenient way to achieve a brighter smile. If you prefer to whiten your teeth at home, Dr. Jefferies offers take-home teeth whitening kits with custom trays. During your first visit, we will take impressions of your teeth to create your custom teeth whitening trays. The impressions are sent to a local lab for fabrication. Once we receive your whitening trays, we will invite you back to our office to ensure your trays fit correctly.

Dr. Jefferies will explain all aspects of your care and gladly answer any questions you make have about your custom take-home teeth whitening kit. To maintain your results, you should maintain a proper oral hygiene routine, schedule regular visits to the dentist, and avoid smoking.