Tooth Whitening and Your Dentist

Tooth whitening has become one of the most popular dental procedures in VA. It seems that everyone in Alexandria is whitening their teeth to help their smiles look younger and brighter. Many consumers in the Mt. Vernon area are turning to over-the-counter solutions to whiten their teeth, however their can be dangers and pitfalls to this approach.

Here is some basic advice on tooth whitening from Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry:

First, we encourage you to visit our office in Alexandria before starting a tooth whitening system. It is a good idea to have your teeth checked and analyzed before starting a tooth whitening program. Tooth whitening is not for everyone, and depends on your dental history.

Dr. Geren at Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry can help you determine whether your teeth can be whitened safely and effectively. We can also recommend tooth whitening solutions that will work best for you. Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry is a good place to start for this important decision.

There are many pitfalls to be aware of when whitening your teeth. Over-the-counter teeth whitening products available in the Alexandria area will provide varying degrees of effectiveness on your teeth. If used improperly, tooth whitening solutions can cause problems including tooth sensitivity, over whitening, damage to your tooth enamel, and irregular coloration. Whitening too much can even have a reverse effect, making your teeth look gray.

Most tooth whitening product manufacturers recommend that you visit your local Alexandria dentist when things go wrong with your over-the-counter solution. We recommend you begin with the continuing education professionals at Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry to get started with a solution that will give you the best results.

Our office is located at 8101 Hinson Farm Rd Ste 114, in Alexandria, VA 22306. Please give us a call or stop by to make an appointment to discuss your tooth whitening plans. We are eager to help you make the best decision.

I look forward to seeing your beautiful bright smile.