Are You a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

Find out if professional teeth whitening might be the right option for you.

There are many people who can benefit from turning to our Leesburg, VA, cosmetic dentist Dr. Ken Rothschild for professional teeth whitening. From smokers to those who just can’t stop drinking coffee, most people will start to notice that as they get older that their teeth really aren’t as white as they used to be. Maybe you’ve already tried those over-the-counter whitening stripes or toothpastes but perhaps they just didn’t do exactly what you hoped.

This is why people turn to professional teeth whitening. No matter whether you want to have your dentist do all the work while you kick back and relax or you would prefer to whiten your teeth from the comfort of your own home, our Leesburg, VA, dentist provides patients the opportunity for either whitening methods. Here’s how they both work,

In-Office Teeth Whitening

During this treatment, we will first clean your teeth to remove any plaque and tartar buildup. Then a dental barrier is applied over the gums and soft tissue to protect them from the bleaching gel. Next, the gel is painted over the front of your teeth and left on your teeth for several minutes.

The gel is removed and then another gel application is applied to the tooth and left for several more minutes. During one one-hour whitening session, your dentist may apply a new gel application 2 to 3 times. After which, you will be able to notice a significant difference in the whiteness of your smile. Many patients even get the results they want after just one session.

At-Home Teeth Whitening

Some people prefer to whiten on their own time but that shouldn’t mean that you can’t still get the professional whitening you want, just talk to us about our dentist-monitored at-home whitening system. Instead of those awkward, one-size-fits-most whitening trays from the drugstore, we will make custom bleaching trays that fit right to your teeth for nice, even results. While you won’t see results as quickly as with in-office whitening you will start to see positive changes in your smile in about a week of continued use.

What makes someone a candidate for teeth whitening?

If you are dealing with a dull, yellow smile due to the food and drinks you consume, or just from the natural effects of aging then you could be a great candidate for professional teeth whitening. Just take note that teeth whitening only works on natural teeth, so dental filling, crowns and other dental restorations will not respond to professional whitening treatment.

To find out whether you are an ideal candidate for professional teeth whitening it’s time to schedule a consultation with Rothschild Dental in Leesburg, VA, today. Call our office to learn more.

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