Teeth Whitening in Williamsburg

cosmetic dentist williamsburg vaLife is full of big moments. Maybe you’re about to walk down the aisle with the person of your dreams at your own storybook wedding? Maybe you have an interview coming up for the job you’ve always wanted? Or maybe you need to impress the clients and bosses at work to be considered for that big promotion? But if your pearly whites aren’t so pearly or white anymore, maybe your confidence needs a boost?

If the above sounds like you, professional strength at-home teeth whitening treatments may be just what you need to put your smile forward! If you are in the Williamsburg, VA area and are considering professional teeth whitening, Dr. Stacey 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 as recommended by your dentist, discoloration of your teeth will still occur naturally over time. This process can also be hastened along by other factors such as smoking or chewing tobacco or daily drinking of coffee, tea, cola or red wine. Even using certain prescription medications can cause discoloration.

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 process.

Williamsburg, VA dentist Dr. Hall offers her patients the convenience of at-home whitening with professional strength products from Opalescence. Their powerful bleaching agent can erase years’ worth of stains, restoring a fresher, more youthful appearance for your smile. A fresh, white smile can boost your sense of self-confidence, helping you look and feel your best to meet whatever challenges you’re facing.

At-Home Teeth Whitening Kit

Opalescence Go is a powerful yet convenient method for removing stains from your teeth. This method utilizes bleaching trays and maximum strength bleaching gel provided by Dr. Hall in the office but used at home at your convenience. The take home kit will provide results far superior to over the counter options such as whitening strips and toothpastes that you may see for sale at your local drugstore. Opalescence Go is an aqueous-based solution that is less irritating than traditional whitening solutions. If irritation does occur, use the Soothe gel as directed. To help in preventing or temporarily reducing sensitivity, you may want to use a toothpaste designed for “sensitive teeth” which usually takes 4-6 weeks for a noticeable change.

The whitening process begins by brushing your teeth and rinsing well. You should place a dot of bleaching gel in the front portion of the custom fitted tray and spread the gel with the syringe tip. Place the trays on your teeth and gently press the tray to move the gel into place. Wipe away any excess gel on the gum tissue with your finger or tissue and spit out any excess. Wear the tray overnight. In the morning, remove the trays, wipe the gel out of the trays with tissue and use a toothbrush with water (not paste) to clean the them thoroughly. Every individual whitens at a different rate, but the average time that most people notice a color change is after wearing them daily for 2-3 weeks. Yellow and brown stains lighten faster than blue or grey stained teeth. After the initial whitening treatment, you should continue to use Opalescence Go 1-2 nights a month as needed to maintain the desired shade.

Teeth Whitening in Williamsburg, VA

To discuss which teeth whitening treatment would work best for your dental hygiene goals, schedule an appointment with Dr. Stacey Hall at Williamsburg Center Dental Health in Williamsburg, VA by calling 757.565.6303 or request an appointment online.