Teeth Whitening Harrisonburg VA

There are so many teeth whitening products out there. from gels to strips to toothpaste to trays. It’s easy for anyone to quickly brighten their teeth. However, these low-dose products come with temporary results, which can mean you’re buying the same products over and over every month or so. 

Many people are opting for professional results by opting for the dentist’s chair. However, professional teeth whitening by your dentist can be pricey. Is it worth it? 

If you desire a gorgeous, professional-looking smile without the mess and effort of over-the-counter products, then yes. Only a dentist can remove stubborn stains deep into the layers of your teeth. Using a dentist is also safer.  A dentist can make sure that you whiten your teeth in a way that won’t damage your teeth. By using over-the-counter products, you can potentially leave the solution on your teeth too long and cause sensitivity and other issues. Using a dentist for your teeth whitening needs can avoid this and other problems.

Are you tired of showing off your stained teeth? If you desire a whiter and brighter smile, we can help. Call Harrisonburg Family Dentistry today at (540) 209-8090 to schedule your appointment.

harrisonburg dentist | teeth whitening harrisonburg vaThe Process

Before beginning the teeth whitening process, the dentist will first clean your teeth. It doesn’t make sense to whiten dirty teeth, so it’s important to have a clean slate. If there are nay cavities, they will need to be treated as well.

Dental dams will be placed around your gums to protect them from the bleaching solution. Professional whitening uses as much as 35% hydrogen peroxide. Compare this to the 6-10% of hydrogen peroxide used in over-the-counter products and you can see why these products do not last a long time.

The solution stays on your teeth for 15-45 minutes. A special light is used to activate the bleach and accelerate the whitening process. Then the bleach will be wiped off and reapplied. This is because if you keep the solution on your teeth for too long, it can damage your teeth. One one-hour visit can whiten your teeth roughly 8-10 shades.

After your treatment, your dentist will make molds of your mouth so you can have trays to use at home. By using these trays, you can touch up your results as needed. Your dentist will give you some hydrogen peroxide to use, along with some instructions.

For best results, avoid beverages that can stain your teeth, such as coffee, tea, wine, and sodas. Also, if you smoke, quit. Tobacco stains can ruin your smile and they are difficult to remove.

Contact Our Office Today

A professional teeth whitening by your dentist is the quickest and most effective way to keep your teeth bright and white. if you are struggling with stained teeth, we can help. To learn more, call Harrisonburg Family Dentistry today at (540) 209-8090. For your convenience, you can also schedule an appointment online. We look forward to helping you achieve your smile goals.