At Brighter Smile Family Dentistry and Orthodontics, we are committed to helping each of our patients achieve a brighter smile. One of the quickest and simplest ways to do so is by undergoing professional tooth whitening. Our services for tooth whitening in Sterling, VA utilize professional-grade bleaching agents and advanced dental technology to brighten your smile multiple shades. For patients on the go, you may benefit from take-home teeth whitening treatment, which is customizable to meet your unique cosmetic goals.
Dr. Zahra Kavianpour is a respected dentist in Sterling, VA, who proudly offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry solutions to get our patients one step closer to their ideal smile.
If you are searching for a quick way to give your smile a boost, visit us, and explore your tooth whitening options. Our team can work with you to determine if professional tooth whitening is right for your smile.
Teeth Whitening in Sterling, VA
To explore your tooth whitening options, visit our Sterling dental practice for a consultation. We offer two types of tooth whitening solutions: in-office and take-home tooth whitening. Both solutions offer superior results when compared to over-the-counter tooth whitening.
Dr. Kavianpour can examine your smile and determine if tooth whitening or another type of cosmetic treatment is right for you.
In-office Professional Teeth Whitening
In-office tooth whitening is performed in the comfort of our Sterling dental office. Typically, whitening treatment will require an hour-long visit to our office. During this time, we will discuss your cosmetic goals and color match your smile to ensure your aesthetic goals are reached.
With in-office teeth whitening, our office uses advanced technology and powerful bleaching agents to help our patients get one step closer to their ideal smile. By using our professional-grade whitening solution, we can offer patients high-quality, consistent, and long-lasting results.
Patients can also look forward to these key benefits:
- We tailor the treatment plan to meet your unique cosmetic goals
- Can brighten your smile multiple shades
- A quick, effective way to transform your smile
- Predictable results
During your consultation, our team will assess your smile and determine if professional teeth whitening is right for you. We offer a complete range of cosmetic solutions to help our patients achieve their ideal smiles.
Take-home Professional Teeth Whitening
With take-home tooth whitening, we will create custom whitening trays that allow you to complete your whitening treatment from the comfort of your home. During your first visit, Dr. Kavianpour will discuss your cosmetic goals and take molds of your smile.
The molds are used to create your custom whitening trays. To whiten your smile at home, we will provide your custom whitening trays, professional-grade bleaching agents, and the instructions you need to complete your treatment.
Over The Counter vs. Professional Teeth Whitening
While over-the-counter whitening solutions are readily available, they often offer inconsistent and inadequate results when compared to in-office teeth whitening. With in-office teeth whitening, our team can build a customized cosmetic plan that is right for you. We assess your aesthetic goals, assess the condition of your smile, and explore all viable treatment options to find the best solution for your smile.
Professional Teeth Whitening FAQs
It is always best to consult with a dental professional regarding teeth whitening. Please read through our frequently asked questions about teeth whitening. You can reach out to use if you have further questions.
What is the difference between professional whitening treatment and store bought whitening products?
At-home, store bought teeth whitening takes repeated treatments that is much less dramatic than the results from professional teeth whitening. Results are inconsistent and can result in sensitive teeth and gums. In office professional whitening is a one-time treatment that occurs every couple of months to a year for the longest-lasting results.
How long does professional whitening treatment last?
Results from professional teeth whitening typically last somewhere between 6 months to 2 years. This is a wide range because it depends on how well you take care of your teeth. Most patients receive whitening treatment periodically to keep the best results. Results from treatment are immediate, so your teeth will be significantly whiter leaving the office.
Does whitening teeth harm the surface of teeth?
Whitening teeth does not permanently damage the surface and enamel of teeth. It may irritate the gum and your teeth may be more sensitive to temperature because of it, but this is temporary. This can be expected as the process requires special bleach being applied to the surface of teeth. Temporary sensitivity will subside in a couple of days.
Can teeth whitening remove all types of stains?
Teeth whitening is most effective at removing stains located on the surface of your teeth. These types of stains, known as extrinsic stains, are caused by coffee, tea, tobacco, or certain foods. Stains located on the interior of the tooth, known as intrinsic stains, are much harder to remove. They are from taking certain medications or dental conditions. Your dentist may recommend other cosmetic treatments to address intrinsic stains.
Are there any side effects of professional teeth whitening?
Professional teeth produces less sides effects and is safer than store bought whitening products. The temporary sides effects may include tooth sensitivity or mild gum tissue discomfort. For most patients, it is mild and will only last for a few days. Contact our office if these side effects are severe or persistent.
Does everyone qualify for professional teeth whitening?
Most people can get professional teeth whitening. However, your dentist may want you to avoid it if you have certain dental conditions. Patients with extremely sensitive teeth, gum disease, or tooth decay should avoid tooth whitening. If you have questions about whether or not you qualify, please consult with your dentist.
Is teeth whitening safe?
Yes, teeth whitening is generally safe especially when it is administered by a dental professional. However, especially when using at home whitening products, it is important to follow all the dentist’s instructions. For example, do not exceed the amount of whitening gel you use or the amount of time you keep the mouth piece in. This will minimize the side effects and the overall safety of your treatment.
What other treatments will help me achieve whiter teeth?
Since not everyone will qualify for teeth whitening or may have stains that teeth whitening cannot treat, we also offer other ways to achieve whiter teeth. Porcelain veneers are thin shells that your dentist will bond to the front of your teeth to produce a uniform, brilliant smile. They can hide any cosmetic issue with your teeth including difficult stains. We also offer tooth bonding. This treatment is much more affordable however the results will not last as long.
Schedule a Consultation for Tooth Whitening in Sterling, VA
Do you want to get one step closer to a whiter, brighter smile? Visit Dr. Kavianpour and our team at Brighter Smile Family Dentistry and Orthodontics for the care you need. If you would like to schedule a consultation at a dentist near you, call 571.266.0255 or request an appointment online.