When a cosmetic dentistry procedure becomes popular in the Alexandria and Mt. Vernon areas, it’s natural to want to experience the dramatic results for yourself. However, responsible dental patients should know what the American Dental Association has to say regarding common cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening.
The ADA advises patients to meet with with their Alexandria area dentist before starting any bleaching regimen. An oral examination that is in-depth will help your dentist to know if tooth whitening is for you. This is especially critical when you have dark stains on your teeth or multiple crowns and/or fillings.
Once you have agreed on a tooth whitening program, your dentist can supervise your use of whichever bleaching agent you have chosen. This will help you to be sure that the frequency of use of your teeth whitener is never too high.
Or, you and your dentist may choose to have your teeth whitened in their Mt. Vernon area office. In-office teeth whitening procedures take much less time than at-home whitening, but it’s critical to find out which procedure is right for you.
Also, if you are shopping for whitening tooth products at your favorite Alexandria or Mt. Vernon drugstore, be sure to look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance.
Along with tooth whitening, there are many other innovative cosmetic dentistry procedures your dentist can recommend, which will help you achieve the unforgettable smile you want. These include dental implants, gum contouring, veneers, and more!
Hello. I’m Dr. Geren, trusted Alexandria dentist. I am dedicated to oral health and happy patients. I help my cosmetic dental patients love their smile! If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at 703-360-5881. A member of the knowledgeable staff here at Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry would love to set up an appointment for you.
Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry
8101 Hinson Farm Rd Ste 114
The following website was used as source material for this blog: http://www.ada.org/en/about-the-ada/ada-positions-policies-and-statements/statement-on-the-safety-and-effectiveness-of-tooth, accessed on August 8, 2014