A bright white smile is a highly desirable feature, so there are many different whitening products available promising to deliver dramatic results. However, only a handful of whitening solutions will actually be able to make your teeth more than one to two shades brighter. Your cosmetic dentist can help you sort through the wide array of whitening products available and review some of the benefits of choosing in-office procedures over at-home solutions. Here is a look at the advantage of having your teeth whitened in the dentist’s office:
Quicker results: Whitening offered by the dentist shows faster results for two reasons: higher concentrations of bleaching solutions are able to be used safely and whitening can be accelerated with LED light. This means that you can see the results you want in a single visit to the dentist’s office, instead of having to wait the several weeks that at-home systems can require.
Improved safety: While bleaching is completely safe for your teeth, it can be harmful to your gums. Choosing to let the dentist do the work of applying a whitening solution will ensure that your gums are not damaged from the treatment, as they will be protected while the teeth are being whitened.
Longer lasting effects: No tooth whitening treatment will last forever, as the teeth are prone to yellowing from your daily habits. Still, procedures done in the dentist’s office can penetrate deeper into the tooth enamel for longer lasting stain removal. You can expect these results to last for about one year, while you can only expect results from at-home treatments to last for about three to six months.
To explore all of your options for tooth whitening, visit Northern Virginia Dental Associates in Springfield and Burke, VA. We offer dental care for the whole family, including cosmetic services like ZOOM2! Whitening that can make your smile beautiful. Check out all of the services we offer by visiting our website or by calling us at (703) 451-8332.