Why Teeth Whitening Should be Performed at the Dentist

Why Teeth Whitening Should be Performed at the Dentist

Posted by Stonewall Dental Associates on May 11 2021, 11:05 AM

Everyone wishes to have a beautiful, sparkling smile. The technological advancement in dentistry has made it possible for anyone to achieve one's dream smile. Having a whiter, brighter smile can help you boost your self-confidence, makes your social interactions effortless, and improve your life as a whole. Now, there are many ways to get your teeth whitened at home or in the dental office.

What happens during teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening helps in removing stains from your teeth and make them brighter. There are two types of stains; external stains and internal stains. External stains are those that appear on the outer surface of your teeth, and it usually occurs due to foods or drinks. Internal stains may affect the whole tooth and show a deeper problem. They may occur due to decay, medications you consume, etc. 

During the teeth whitening procedure, a solution with hydrogen or carbamide peroxide is applied to the teeth to get that brightening effect. This solution that comes in contact with the teeth introduces oxygen molecules into the stains. After the teeth whitening procedure, your teeth will be three to four shades lighter.

Get Best Results with Teeth Whitening at the Dentist 

The bleach concentration that the dentist uses is quite intense. As the procedure is done by experienced hands and very well supervised, it is safe. The results you get are more noticeable and durable.

Before beginning the procedure, the dentist will apply a gel to protect your gums and the rest of your mouth. There could be nothing better than visiting your dentist to get your teeth whitened.

What are the advantages of Teeth Whitening?

The advantages of whitening your teeth include:

  • It will help you to improve your self-esteem.
  • It will help boost your confidence.
  • Safe procedure (at the dentist).
  • Get quicker results (at the dentist).
  • The process is cost-effective.
  • If you take good care with good oral hygiene and reduced food consumption that stains your teeth, the results last longer. 

How can I avoid getting my teeth stained?

Follow the steps below to avoid getting your teeth stained:

  • Brush twice a day thoroughly
  • Floss daily.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Limit drinks that stain teeth like coffee, tea, and red wine.
  • Go for regular dental cleanings to get rid of plaque and surface stains.

Do you wish to have an attractive white smile? Call us at (703) 368-1000 or schedule an appointment with us online to consult your dentist at Stonewall Dental Associates, 8719 Stonewall Rd, Manassas, VA 20110. We will be happy to help you further.


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