Your smile says a lot about you. Whiter teeth are associated with a cleaner and more youthful appearance, giving you the confidence boost you need to smile again!
Tooth whitening or bleaching is the process of lightning the color of your teeth. Whitening is often desirable when your teeth become yellowed over time for various reasons and can be whitened by changing the intrinsic or extrinsic color of the tooth enamel.
Our teeth are small but one of your most noticeable features. They are of course essential it comes to eating, but they are just as important in communicating with others. Our smile can be an appealing attribute, but what if you lack confidence in showing your smile? If you suffer from stained or discolored teeth you may feel embarrassed by their appearance. You might become less social to avoid judgment.
If this is your case, a consultation with our team at DC Dental Spa can be one of the most life-changing procedures for you. We will use state of the art technology combined with our friendly atmosphere to evaluate the factors to achieve your optimum smile. Call 202-333-9282 for your initial consultation and let us help you improve your smile through teeth whitening.
Making your Teeth White Again
Many patients say that their number one concern is having whiter teeth. Teeth can be one of the first things that people notice about your appearance, so it is important to some to have a healthy and whiter looking smile.
Tooth whitening is not only completed for cosmetic reasons. You may be interested in teeth whitening to reduce the look of discoloration related to a medication. Prescription medications such as Tetracycline can discolor teeth if it was prescribed when you were younger while the adult teeth were still developing. Another reason you may consider teeth whitening would include reducing the look of Fluorosis, which is when you have too much Fluoride treatment as your teeth are developing. This condition leaves large white or yellow lines on teeth that can be reduced by teeth whitening.
Long Lasting Aesthetics
Teeth whitening is not a permanent solution. You most likely will need to undergo regular teeth whitening treatments to maintain the desired results. Events that could increase the need for further tooth whitening treatments include drinking coffee, tea, soda as well as red wine and smoking. If you eat highly concentrated citrus or heavily colored foods, especially darker berries, you may also see the need to whiten more often.
At Home Teeth Whitening versus Professional Whitening at DC Dental Spa
Working with us to whiten your teeth is the ideal approach. While retail teeth whitening solutions do provide improvements with discoloration or stains, having us perform the teeth whitening treatment is far more efficient to achieve the results you want. Sometimes, in-office treatment is coupled with at-home treatment to maintain a long-lasting result. Working with us to have teeth whitening also provides a level of comfort if you might be concerned with your tooth or gum sensitivity or any side effects.
How does the Teeth Whitening Treatment work?
The professional teeth whitening system available at DC Dental Spa often incorporate gels that must be mixed in the office to help us accelerate the whitening process and more efficiently provide the best results possible for you if you have significant levels of discoloration. This type of concentrated treatment is not available for at-home use, and there are no products available on the market that compare with what is used professionally.
When working with us to have teeth whitened, first dental impressions will be taken. These molds will then be used to create customized trays that will be used during your teeth whitening process. Using these personalized trays allows for the best possible results. The over-the-counter tooth whitening systems have generic, one-size-fits-all whitening trays, which yields far less impressive results overall. Depending on how much whitening treatment is needed, you may have these whitening trays in place with the whitening gel for more than one appointment.
If you have porcelain crowns, it might be necessary to replace them if the newly whitened teeth no longer match the crown. All these contributing factors will be discussed before any treatment begins. It is always important that you have all the information you need to make informed decisions about your oral health. Do not make the mistake of thinking teeth whitening is just a cosmetic procedure; it can improve oral health just like other dental procedures.
Following a tooth whitening treatment at DC Dental Spa, you may experience tooth sensitivity. We may recommend that you reduce your intake of coffee, tea, cola, red wine, and citrus, tomatoes, and berries for a few days while the tooth whitening cures. It is always advisable to reduce the consumption of these beverages and foods because they will wear away the enamel. This will reduce the results of the tooth whitening treatment and increase the need for additional treatments more frequently.
Proper daily brushing and flossing must be continued, and regular preventative dental visits are essential to maintain the success of your teeth whitening treatment and perform touch-ups if necessary. If you have questions about whether or not tooth whitening is for you, please contact us for a consultation. Teeth whitening is quick and easy and will provide you with a boost in your self-esteem and self-confidence.
High Quality Care You Can Trust
At DC Dental Spa our downtown office will be flexible and versatile in accommodating your busy schedule. The entire staff not only loves the quick results and satisfaction from a teeth whitening treatment but also the gratification that comes with the continued development of lasting relationships with each of our patients. We embrace the trust that you place in us. We are very attentive, thoughtful, and patient about exercising preventative overall dental health and delivering the enjoyment that comes with your healthy smile. Visit us today at DC Dental Spa, 730 24th St. NW, Suite 9, Washington, DC, 20037, or call 202-333-9282 for an evaluation and consultation to address how a teeth whitening treatment can bring you satisfaction in improving your smile and your overall quality of life.