Maybe you love everything about your smile except for the color of your teeth. Over the years, staining and discoloration naturally happen. However, if you are a good candidate for professional teeth whitening, you can reverse years of discoloration. In just one visit to Drs. Robert Neighbors and Brian Herod at their Midlothian, VA office, you could whiten your smile by several shades.
Contact our team to set up a teeth whitening session.
How Is Dentist-Supervised Teeth Whitening Different?
You may have already been disappointed by store-bought teeth bleaching products that do not live up to their expectations. The problem is, they do not have the consistency of quality or intensity of professional teeth whitening solutions. Plus, they may not be safe for your enamel, depending on which teeth whitening products you use and how often you use them.
The better way to change the color of your tooth enamel is to schedule a teeth whitening appointment with your dentist. At your first visit, he will take impressions of your teeth. These will be used to fabricate individualized bleaching trays for you to wear. At your follow-up visit, you will try in the trays, and the dentist will make adjustments if needed. After ensuring the trays fit properly, you will also be provided with a whitening solution to use at home once or twice a day depending on your situation. The duration of your treatment will be determined between you and your dentist for the best results.
Common Side Effects of Teeth Whitening
Although teeth whitening under the care of a dentist is considered safe, you may still experience tooth sensitivity. This is a normal reaction to the bleaching product and will subside within a few days.
Generally, sensitivity is the only side effect of teeth whitening. Be certain to take good care of your teeth after undergoing the process to maintain their brightness for as long as you can. Over time, tooth discoloration will inevitably occur again and may require another round of teeth whitening.
Dental Restorations and Tooth Bleaching
Are you considering getting any kind of dental restorations in conjunction with your teeth whitening treatment? Your dentist will likely recommend that you wait until after bleaching your teeth to place crowns or composite fillings. That way, the color of your smile will look consistent.
To set up a teeth whitening appointment, please contact our office now.