Professional Teeth Whitening
Tooth Whitening Treatment In Tysons, VA For A Whiter Smile
Tooth whitening treatment can freshen up your appearance and create an aura of youth, vitality, and enthusiasm. At our Northern Virginia dental office, Dr. Naik offers in-office as well as take-home teeth whitening solutions to create stunningly white smiles.
We use Zoom! Whitening as our tooth whitening treatment of choice to provide our patients with dramatically brighter smiles (up to eight shades) in about an hour. The wildly popular Zoom! Whitening system uses a special gel and low-heat light to erase discolorations and stains caused by beverage, food, tobacco, and medication. Zoom! Whitening is safe, effective, and can give you a brighter, more beautiful smile.
If you prefer a tooth whitening treatment that works gradually in the comfort of your own home, we can provide you with custom-made trays and bleaching gel (professional strength). Simply use as directed to achieve a stunningly white smile! Many patients see results after just one application, with their brightest smile emerging after a week to ten days of use.
The Benefits Of Professional Whitening Vs. Over-The-Counter Whitening Treatments
Wondering whether you should get professional whitening in Tysons Corner and Mclean, or if you should use an over-the-counter (OTC) whitening kit instead? Choosing professional whitening from a dentist like Dr. Priti Naik has a number of great benefits, compared to OTC treatment.
First, you’ll get better results. When you come to the office of Dr. Priti Naik for treatment, we’ll give you a comprehensive cosmetic consultation. You can tell Dr. Naik about your smile goals, and she will take a look at your teeth to see the extent of staining. Then, based on this information, we’ll come up with a whitening plan that’s custom-tailored to your needs. In contrast, OTC whitening kits are “one-size-fits-all” and cannot be customized to your mouth.
Another benefit of professional whitening is that there is no risk of accidentally over-whitening your teeth or damaging your gums. Some OTC kits have a very high level of peroxide (whitener). If you use too much whitener on your teeth, they may become brittle and chalky. In addition, if the whitener contacts your gums, they can become extremely irritated and painful. At our office, your treatment will be administered by Dr. Naik, so you can avoid these issues and get the care you need without worrying about side effects!
Lastly, you’ll get your results more quickly. Whether you use a take-home kit or get Zoom! in-office teeth whitening from Dr. Naik, your treatment will be much faster and more effective, compared to trying to whiten your teeth with a DIY, over-the-counter whitening kit. Your results will also last longer, making professional whitening a better investment.
How Long Will My Teeth Whitening Treatments Last?
This depends largely on how well you care for your teeth after your treatment. Generally, teeth whitening will last between 1-3 years. If you’re interested in prolonging your results and keeping your teeth bright, there are a few steps you can take to do so.
- Brush or rinse your mouth after eating or drinking foods and drinks that can stain, like wine, coffee, tea and some kinds of berries. This helps prevent stain buildup
- Consider using a straw to drink beverages like coffee, tea or wine. This prevents the beverage from contacting and staining your teeth
- Brush twice a day and floss once a day to remove plaque, and remove minor stains
- See Dr. Naik every six months for a teeth cleaning to remove plaque and tartar, and have your teeth buffed and polished
- Use a whitening toothpaste with fluoride and peroxide to help keep your teeth bright. Do NOT use charcoal toothpaste. Charcoal toothpaste is highly abrasive and can permanently damage your enamel
Does Teeth Whitening Have Any Side Effects?
The only common side effect of teeth whitening is minor tooth sensitivity, which may persist for several days or weeks after your treatment. Your teeth may be more sensitive to heat and cold after they are whitened. To help with this, you can use an anti-sensitivity toothpaste like Sensodyne.
If your teeth are already very sensitive, you may want to consult with Dr. Naik and tell her about your condition before you have your teeth whitened to ensure that this cosmetic dentistry treatment is right for you.
Tooth Whitening Treatment Gives You A Brighter Smile!
Call our Tysons dental office today to schedule your Priti Naik, DDS tooth whitening treatment. We deliver distinctive service and personalized care to residents of Northern Virginia and the surrounding areas of Vienna and Falls Church. Priti Naik, DDS, dentist in Tyson’s Corner, VA.
Need help finding our office? Our Tysons dental office is conveniently located right off the grey line of the metro at the Tysons Corner stop. If you are traveling by car you can also get to us right off 495 Capital Beltway or Leesburg Pike. Our address is 8230 Boone Blvd., Suite 320 Vienna, VA 22182.