Professional Whitening

When you think your smile could use a boost, a great option to consider is professional teeth whitening.

Professional teeth whitening in Leesburg VA

When you think your smile could use a boost, a great option to consider is professional teeth whitening.

Nothing can whiten your teeth better and faster than a professional whitening service at Leesburg Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. Over-the-counter whitening products and whitening toothpaste just can’t compare to the results you’ll experience with professional whitening.

Professional whitening is safe; sometimes even safer than over-the-counter products that use less powerful ingredients but don’t protect your gums. Professional whitening products are stronger than anything you can buy in stores to use at home. The products we use cannot be purchased in stores because of safety concerns, but in the professional environment of our office, they are always safe. At-home whitening can actually harm your gums even though the ingredients are milder, because their use does not always involve gum protection. Professional whitening always begins with a shield for the gums.

You can choose from different whitening services at our office, and you can make your choice based on how much whitening you need and how fast you want to see results.

Whitening is a procedure that is usually repeated a few times to achieve the best results, but you will usually see results at the first appointment. Both professional and over-the-counter whitening products can remove extrinsic stains: stains on the outer layer of the teeth, called the enamel. The enamel is translucent, so if the teeth are stained on the second layer, the dentin, those stains can show through. Professional whitening can penetrate the enamel and reach the dentin.

Professional Teeth Whitening FAQs

Here are some of the most common questions people ask about teeth whitening:

How white can my teeth get with professional whitening?

Professional whitening can remove stains, including stains from food and beverages and yellowing that often occurs with age. Whitening can make your teeth lighter and brighter, but remember that the natural color of teeth is not truly white. Whitening can give you brighter, younger-looking teeth.

Can crowns or other dental work be whitened?

No. Whitening only works on natural teeth. If you are planning to have dental work like veneers, crowns or a bridge, you could have a whitening first, and then choose the shade for your dental work to match your newly whitened natural teeth.

How long does the effect of professional whitening last?

As you continue to eat and drink, your teeth can stain again. You can do touch up whitening at home with professional products available at our office.

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