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Brad M. Freedman, DDS & Associates
4604-D Pinecrest Office Park Dr, Alexandria, VA 22312

Have you always wanted a white, gleaming smile? Or, perhaps you’re dissatisfied with teeth discoloration due to eating or drinking certain foods. While natural tooth color can vary from person to person, surface stains due to aging or plaque deposits can cause teeth to become less vivid over time.

Fortunately, teeth whitening in Alexandria is a safe and affordable way to turn back the clock and achieve a smile that makes you proud. Many of our patients choose teeth whitening for an everyday confidence boost, but it’s also a great option for a special event such as a wedding or job interview.

Whatever your reasons for desiring a brighter smile, we can help. Give our teeth bleaching dentist a call to find out what’s possible with our effective treatments.

Is Professional Teeth Whitening a Good Option for Me?

Teeth whitening in Alexandria is often referred to as chairside teeth brightening, dental whitening, or power bleaching. While there are do-it-yourself teeth whitening products on the market, only professional whitening is conducted under safe, monitored conditions to ensure a pain-free procedure.

Whitening treatments administered by a teeth bleaching dentist allow you to experience more dramatic results faster. Dentists use a bleaching solution that is much more concentrated than over-the-counter products. The dentist also may use light or heat to speed up the brightening process.

Keep in mind that most professional whitening treatments are most effective on enamel that’s stained due to certain beverages or the aging process. Some types of discoloration do not respond to even the most concentrated products — these types include tetracycline stains and discoloration caused by tooth decay or damaged fillings. If you have veneers, crowns, or fillings, know that they also will not respond to the bleaching solution and will remain the same shade.

No matter what your dental needs, we’re here to help. Our dentists will evaluate your teeth and determine the cause of the discoloration. We’re committed to helping you feel completely satisfied with our teeth whitening solutions.

How Can I Whiten My Teeth at Home?

Professional home whitening kits aren’t something you’d find at the drugstore. Instead, they contain a highly concentrated solution that produces effective results. Provided by a dentist, professional whitening kits are easy-to-use and custom-fitted to your teeth.

To create the whitening trays, the dentist will take impressions of your teeth, which are sent to a lab that will construct the trays. This may take up to 1-2 weeks. Once your trays arrive, you’ll return to our practice to learn how to use your new whitening appliance. The dentist may also record the original shade of your teeth so that your results can be evaluated following treatment.

Achieving a brighter smile with teeth whitening at home is possible. Contact us today to find out more.

How Much Will Teeth Whitening Cost?

If you’re wondering whether whitening your teeth is the right choice, it’s likely you’ll have questions about the teeth whitening cost. The total charges are determined by several factors: the type of system used to bleach the teeth, the number of necessary appointments, and whether you will be continuing treatment with an at-home kit.

While whitening treatment is considered cosmetic and likely not covered by insurance, affordable options may still be available. Find out more about the teeth bleaching cost by scheduling an appointment at our office.

What’s the Difference Between Professional vs. DIY Tooth Whitening Products?

When you desire dramatic, long-lasting whitening results, you may wish to choose a professional treatment over options available at the drugstore. Although many over-the-counter whitening strips, gels, toothpastes, and trays can provide some results, their formulas are not as potent. Plus, these products can irritate the gums if used incorrectly. Teeth whitening performed by a dentist is also more reliable; the treatment is less likely to result in uneven bleaching and other complications.

What Should I Expect During the Teeth Whitening Procedure?

Generally, the in-office teeth whitening steps vary depending on what system your dentist uses. Below, we have outlined what you should expect when having your teeth whitened at the dentist.

  1. During the first step, the dentist examines and cleans your teeth, prepping them for the teeth whitening treatment.
  2. He/she will then take photos of your teeth to determine your natural tooth shade and track your progress over time.
  3. A cheek retractor is placed in the mouth to ensure easy access to your visible teeth.
  4. A protective liquid is applied to the gums to protect them from irritation.
  5. The dentist may layer several coatings of bleaching gel, which will be left in place for several minutes and then removed.
  6. Heat or light may be used to enhance the gel’s effects.

Once the final gel layer is applied, the dentist will evaluate the results and determine whether you will require follow-up visits to further brighten your teeth. He/she also may recommend teeth whitening treatments to perform at home.

A dazzling smile is within reach. Contact us today to learn more about affordable teeth whitening.

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(703) 940-1886