Life presents us with big moments where we want to look and feel our best: Weddings. Graduations. Job Interviews. But you may be feeling self-conscious about smiling because your teeth don’t look as white and fresh as they once did. Maybe you need a boost to your confidence while revitalizing your smile?
If you can relate to the above, professional teeth whitening treatments may be just what you need to smile like you mean it again! If you are in the Williamsburg, VA area and are considering professional teeth whitening, Dr. Stacey Sparkman Hall and her team at Williamsburg Center Dental Health can help.
How Do Teeth Get Discolored?
Even if you’ve faithfully cared for your teeth by brushing and flossing every day as recommended by your dentist, your teeth will still become discolored naturally over time. This process can also be increased by other factors such as smoking or chewing tobacco or daily drinking of coffee, tea, cola or red wine. Even the regular use of certain prescription medications can cause discoloration over time.
Following your dentist’s recommendation of brushing twice daily and flossing at least once daily can slow this process down and help your smile stay brighter and healthier longer. However, it cannot reverse this discoloration.
Williamsburg, VA dentist Dr. Hall offers patients the option of in office or take home teeth whitening. Both treatments can erase years’ worth of stains and restore a more youthful appearance for your teeth. A fresh, white smile can boost your sense of confidence and help you meet whatever challenge you’re facing head on.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Our fastest method of teeth whitening is the in-office procedure. This takes a little over an hour and can produce results up to ten shades lighter. Results will depend on the severity and source of stains on the patient’s teeth, with certain stains being more difficult to erase completely. Dr. Hall will discuss expected results prior to your treatment during your consultation.
The process of in-office teeth whitening usually goes as follows. First, we set up a protective barrier for your gums. Next, we brush a layer of maximum strength bleaching gel onto your teeth and activate the ingredients with a special light. This process may need to be repeated several times until your desired shade is achieved.
At-Home Teeth Whitening Kit
Our most convenient method for removing stains from your tooth enamel is the at-home teeth whitening kit from Opalescence. This method utilizes custom-fitted trays and maximum strength bleaching gel to whiten your tooth enamel. The take home kit will provide results far superior to over the counter options such as whitening strips and toothpastes that you may see offered for sale at your local drugstore.
At home, you will fill the trays with gel and fit them over your teeth for the prescribed amount of time daily, often overnight while you sleep. The bleaching gel will remove stains and, because it contains fluoride, it will also reduce sensitivity and strengthen your enamel. After about a week of regular use, your teeth will look dramatically whiter.
All our teeth whitening products are specially formulated to minimize tooth sensitivity and Dr. Hall carefully supervises teeth whitening treatments.
Teeth Whitening in Williamsburg, VA
To discuss which teeth whitening treatment would work best for your smile goals, schedule an appointment with Dr. Hall at Williamsburg Center Dental Health in Williamsburg, VA by calling 757.565.6303 or request an appointment online.