With summer only weeks away it may be time to update your look! Did you know that one of the most cost effective ways to enhance your appearance is to whiten your teeth? You’d be surprised at what a huge impact lightening your teeth even just a few shades can make! Whitening is generally a quick process, so you can be sure to be prepared for all of those fun summer vacations and events. Here’s some more information about professional teeth whitening in Northern Virginia.
HOW DOES PROFESSIONAL WHITENING WORK?
At Smiles By Myles, we offer the Zoom! in-office whitening system for our patients who would like to update their smile quickly. Dr. Wayne Myles is your top Northern Virginia dentist, and he will consult with you prior to your whitening treatment to ensure that you achieve the results you want for your smile.
Zoom! can be completed in our office in approximately one hour. Dr. Myles applies a high strength whitening gel to your teeth that is activated by a specially designed light. Our team will make you custom take-home trays so you’ll be able to update your smile whenever you like. The result of your in-office treatment will leave you multiple shades lighter than when you came in!
PROFESSIONAL WHITENING VS OVER THE COUNTER
It may seem more cost effective to purchase an over the counter whitening system, however there are many benefits to using a professional whitening system that drug store products can’t offer. First, if you’re using take-home trays, these are custom made to fit snugly over your teeth, which protects you from excess whitening gel. Over the counter products are generic and may not fit properly.
The whitening gel that your dentist provides is much stronger than what you can purchase at the store, so you’ll be able to achieve the results you want much quicker. Over the counter products are often only designed to whiten your front six teeth, which may not meet your goals for your smile. Another thing to consider is that it’s advisable to whiten under the supervision of your dentist in case you experience any sensitivity.
If you’re considering whitening your smile, contact Dr. Myles to determine what type of whitening would best meet your needs. We offer both the Zoom! system for in-office whitening, and take-home trays that you can use at home at your leisure. Dr. Myles can help determine which strength whitening gel will be best for you based on your level of sensitivity.
Don’t wait any longer to get that summer smile! Contact our office today to learn more about how we can help you brighten your smile.