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Tooth Whitening: In-Office vs. DIY

teeth whitening Alexandria

If you would like to improve your smile by whitening your teeth, the first step is deciding how you’ll do it. At The Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria, teeth whitening is one of our most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures.

There are lots of options out there, but what they have in common is a peroxide-based active ingredient. The difference lies in the strength of the bleaching solution and method of delivery. Professional-strength whitening uses a higher concentration of peroxide. In other words, it is stronger.

At-home, do-it-yourself whitening, using products you can buy at the grocery store, are generally less expensive. They are also not as effective. Even more concerning, the whitening systems don’t protect gum tissue as well as professional techniques.

In-office whitening, on the other hand, is much safer for the soft tissues in the mouth. The results are superior and can usually be achieved in a single appointment.

A middle ground are professional-strength take-home kits available from many dantal practices.

At The Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria we offer in-office teeth whitening and take-home kits. Both deliver excellent results. We’ve improved the smiles of people throughout the area, who also come to us for Invisalign clear braces, and much more. Call to schedule an appointment, and find out how we can improve your smile!

Contact Mt. Vernon Center For Dentistry:

703-360-5881

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8101 Hinson Farm Rd Ste 114
Alexandria, Virginia
22306

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