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Teeth Whitening in Manassas, VA
Have you taken good care of your teeth over the years but have still been unable to achieve the dazzling white smile that you’d like? You’re not alone! The good news is that bright, white teeth are easier to achieve than you may realize. At Dentistree of Manassas, Dr. Seto and his friendly team can help you improve the natural beauty of your smile quickly and easily with a professional teeth whitening treatment. Here’s what you should know about how teeth whitening could benefit you before scheduling your consultation.
Is Teeth Whitening Right for You?
While daily brushing and flossing are great at keeping your teeth healthy and strong, they are often not enough to prevent your pearly whites from becoming discolored over time. That’s because eating stain-causing foods, using tobacco, getting older, and taking certain medications can lead to dull or stained teeth. Many people turn to at-home dental whitening treatments. At-home teeth whitening may be convenient, but only professional teeth whitening guarantees safe and effective results.
Cosmetic teeth whitening is a common treatment that is safe and effective for most people, however, it’s not for everyone. For instance, teeth whitening products will not work on dental crowns or teeth that have been discolored due to trauma. The best candidate for dental whitening treatment is someone with healthy, natural teeth.
Teeth Whitening Process
When you have your teeth whitened at Dentistree of Manassas, Dr. Seto will first apply a gel to your gums to protect them from the teeth bleaching product he will use. Once the gel has hardened, he will apply a hydrogen peroxide gel to your teeth that will seep into their porous surface and lighten their appearance through a process called oxidation. Depending on the condition of your teeth, he may apply several coats of this whitening gel to achieve the best results possible. If necessary, he may also send you home with an at-home whitening kit to continue the whitening process as needed. While your teeth may be sensitive for a day or two after they’ve been whitened, the whitening process should be quick and pain-free.
How Long Does Teeth Whitening Take?
At Dentistree of Manassas, you can expect your teeth whitening treatment to take about thirty minutes. This may vary depending on the condition of your mouth and the extent of your discoloration.
Cosmetic Teeth Whitening After Care
Caring for your teeth after an in-office teeth whitening treatment is simple. For best results:
- Brush your teeth twice a day.
- Floss and use mouthwash daily.
- Visit the dentist every six months for check-ups and cleanings.
- Avoid stain-causing foods, such as red wine, and tobacco products.
How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost?
The cost of your dental whitening treatment will depend on your dental insurance policy. Since teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure, it’s not typically covered by insurance. To learn more about what your dental insurance plan covers, please contact our office.
Teeth Whitening at Dentistree of Manassas
Everyone deserves to have a smile they’re proud to share with the world. At Dentistree of Manassas, we can help you achieve the smile of your dreams in as little as one 30-minute professional teeth whitening treatment. Dr. Seto is proud to offer the best in modern dental techniques, state-of-the-art equipment, and compassionate care to every patient he has the pleasure of assisting. Contact us today to learn more about how a professional dental whitening treatment could improve your quality of life and schedule your next appointment with our trusted dental team.