Family Dental of Fairfax City
Family Dental of Fairfax City

Teeth Whitening

What exactly is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening involves using proprietary ingredients to lift and remove stains from the teeth. If your teeth are discolored or yellowed, you may not like the way that your smile looks. Professional whitening is designed to get rid of these stains, revealing a brilliantly white smile underneath. Whitening is safe and gentle even on the most sensitive of gums and teeth.

Why might you want Teeth Whitening?

Most patients choose to have their teeth professionally whitened because they’re tired of the way that their smile looks. You may have stained teeth because of age, the foods and drinks you consume or because you’re a smoker. You may want to whiten your teeth before a special event like a class reunion or wedding. No matter the reason, whitening is able to get rid of years worth of stains in a short period of time.

Whitening is safe and gentle even on the most sensitive of gums and teeth.

What makes you a candidate for professional Teeth Whitening?

Whitening will not lighten restorative work that is in your mouth. This includes fillings, veneers, crowns and fixed bridges. For this reason, the whitening treatment will only work on your natural teeth. Some slight sensitivity is expected with whitening, but we take precautions to ensure that your teeth and gums are kept protected during the procedure.

What can be expected during Teeth Whitening?

We offer both in-house and take-home whitening. Our in-house options enables you to whiten your teeth in under an hour. You can expect to see a significant change in the shade of your smile after the hour in-house whitening is complete. Our take-home tray options are great for people who want to whiten in the comfort and privacy of their own home. We will custom make whitening trays for you that will need to be worn for a designated time each day. We will go over all instructions on how to whiten teeth at home using these trays so that you achieve the results you need and want.

If you’re interested in professionally whitening your teeth, call our office and one of our staff members will help to answer any of your questions.