Teeth Whitening Brightens Potomac Falls & Sterling
Studies show that whiter teeth make people appear more attractive, friendlier, and intelligent. These desirable qualities can be yours with professional teeth whitening from Aesthetic Dentistry by Design. Dr. Bryce offers in-office teeth whitening to brighten smiles at our Potomac Falls, VA dental office and take-home bleaching to let patients choose when and where to whiten.
Over time, teeth become discolored. The natural aging process and staining substances in foods, beverages, and tobacco produce lackluster smiles. Professional teeth whitening products reach deep into tooth enamel and dentin to dissolve stains without altering natural tooth structure. The results: sensational!
In-Office Teeth Whitening
If you want to whiten fast, we can quickly do away with the stains on your smile with our in-office teeth whitening. In about an hour at our office, you’ll be out the door with a fabulously whiter smile! In-office teeth whitening is a great way to kick off your whitening process or to prepare for an upcoming big event.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
Whiten gradually with take-home teeth bleaching! We’ll package your custom-made whitening trays and professional-strength bleaching gel in a convenient take-home kit. You choose where you whiten and at what time of day or night. Follow the directions provided by Dr. Bryce and watch a brighter smile appear over ten days to two weeks of daily use.
We’re happy to help patients from Leesburg, Great Falls, Potomac Falls, and Reston at our Potomac Falls, VA dental office. To get started on your teeth whitening, contact us for an appointment!
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Teeth whitening in Potomac Falls may sound wonderful, but you likely still have questions about it. That is why we have put together the following list of frequently asked questions, along with their answers. If you do not find the information you were hoping for, you are always welcome to contact our office directly so we can personally satisfy your curiosity. We look forward to helping you achieve a glowing, bright grin!
How Safe Is Teeth Whitening?
Professional teeth whitening is very safe. Before you begin your whitening process, Dr. Bryce, your dentist in Potomac Falls, will evaluate your oral health to make sure that whitening is a good option for you. Many patients experience some dental sensitivity after whitening their teeth, but that usually subsides after a few days. In the meantime, you should stick to eating nonacidic foods that are neither too hot nor too cold.
Why Is Professional Whitening Better than OTC Methods?
At best, over the counter (OTC) whitening products produce mediocre results, and they may take a long time to do so. That is because the manufacturers are not allowed to sell very powerful whitening agents without the supervision of a trained dental professional. At worst, OTC whitening methods can damage your teeth and/or irritate the soft tissues in your mouth.
Can Teeth Whitening Get Rid of Any Type of Stains?
Professional teeth whitening is able to vanquish stains from years of habits like coffee and red wine consumption. It can get rid of the yellow, lackluster appearance that bothers you every time you look in the mirror. However, there are some types of discoloration that a regular whitening treatment might not be effective for, such as uneven coloration due to dental fluorosis. If you have such issues, Dr. Bryce will let you know about alternative cosmetic options that may be able to give you the smile of your dreams.
How Can I Maintain My Results?
Right after an in-office whitening procedure, you should stick to a “white diet” for a few days. That is because your teeth will be more permeable and more vulnerable than usual to discoloration. Basically, a white diet is a diet consisting of foods that have no potential to stain your teeth. It includes things like pasta with white sauce, milk, pears, and many other white or low-pigmented foods.
After the initial few days, you will be able to eat whatever you want. However, you should continue to stick to good habits to maintain your whitening results. Thorough oral hygiene and avoiding tobacco are both important. You may find it beneficial to drink staining beverages only through a straw. You can visit our team for periodic whitening touch-ups.
Does Whitening Change the Color of Dental Restorations?
If you have fillings, dental bonding, crowns, or other types of restorations, they will not respond to a teeth whitening treatment. In order to maintain your smile’s uniform appearance and make it a few shades brighter, you may need to talk to your dentist about replacing your restorations around the same time that you undergo teeth whitening.