What does it take to really change the way you look? Hours upon hours at the gym? Expensive trips to the most cutting-edge salon in the Mt. Vernon area? What about a routine trip to your dentist?
You may not love going to the dentist, but you will love the results when they help you find the best way to whiten your teeth. Teeth whitening in Alexandria is a simple cosmetic dentistry procedure, but the dramatic results never cease to impress.
Your Mt. Vernon or Alexandria dentist can work with you to develop a teeth whitening regimen that will be most effective. This may include any of the following three methods:
1. Bleaching done in-office. Sometimes called chairside bleaching, a special light is used while a bleaching agent is applied to the teeth. A rubber shield or protective gel is used to keep your tender gums safe from the whitening agent.
2. Bleaching at home. Even though this is done at home, the peroxide-containing whiteners used do have potential side effects, so it’s a good idea to discuss this with your dentist. Also, there are many at-home whiteners available in Alexandria, Virginia drug stores, and your dentist can direct you to the best ones.
3. Toothpastes with whitening properties. When a toothpaste carries the ADA Seal of Acceptance, it means that it contains special chemical or polishing agents. These will provide additional stain removal which complements the surface stain removal offered by all toothpastes.
We are Drs. Geren & Mady of Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria. Helping our dental patients establish good habits is important to us, as is helping them achieve the smiles they want using cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers, teeth whitening, bonding, and complete smile makeovers.
Our practice, Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry, is currently accepting new patients, so give us a call at 703-360-5881 to make an appointment!
We hope to hear from you soon!
Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry
8101 Hinson Farm Rd Ste 114
The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/w/whitening, accessed on Sept. 4, 2013