Teeth whitening is an effective and affordable cosmetic dentistry treatment. It is the perfect solution to brighten your smile for an upcoming special event or simply enhance your natural smile. Most patients will see the effects of teeth whitening treatment after one appointment.
At Harrison Dental Associates, we understand the importance of feeling confident with your smile. If discoloration, stains, or yellowing is causing you to want to hide your smile, come visit our office. We are happy to evaluate your smile and provide teeth whitening solutions that will meet your needs.
Teeth Whitening in Charlottesville, VA
As your trusted cosmetic dentist in Charlottesville, VA, Dr. Matthew Harrison is happy to provide you with teeth whitening services. It is natural for our teeth to pick up staining agents from common foods and beverages. However, discoloration ages your smile and can distract from your overall aesthetics. That’s why we are happy to offer in-house and take-home teeth whitening solutions to meet your needs.
Professional Teeth Whitening vs vs Over-the-Counter
If you walk into a store, you will see that there are many over the counter options that claim to whiten teeth. However, none of them will deliver the same results as professional teeth whitening. Our professional teeth whitening treatments are safe and effective. Our products will minimize the side effects such as tooth sensitivity which is often seen in whitening products. We will customize the treatment for you to make sure it is safe and the results are even. Even though there are many options available at a store, professional whitening will whiten your teeth faster and the results will be even.
Other Teeth Whitening Options
If you need a more permanent treatment, Dr. Harrison offers several treatments that will whiten your teeth. Many patients have stains on their teeth that will not go away even with professional whitening. In these cases, we recommend other cosmetic dentistry treatments such as:
- Porcelain veneers
- Tooth bonding
- Dental crown
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Here are some frequently asked questions regarding our teeth whitening solutions:
What common foods and beverages are known for staining your teeth?
Many common foods and beverages contain staining agents. Foods like red berries, tomato-based sauces, and artificially colored candies are known for staining your teeth. Beverages like coffee, tea, and soda are also known for leaving behind dulling residues on your smile. Additionally, if you smoke cigarettes, the smoke you inhale can also be a contributing factor to your smile’s discoloration.
What is the difference between professional teeth whitening and over-the-counter products?
Over-the-counter products are a one-size-fits-all approach to teeth whitening. Because of this, many people find that they are left with blotchy results due to an inconsistent application of bleaching product to the teeth surfaces. With professional teeth whitening services, your whitening treatment is designed specifically to your smile so that there is an even application of product to your teeth surfaces. You are monitored by a dental professional who specializes in this treatment, ensuring that you get the results you desire.
How long does an in-office teeth whitening session last?
In-office teeth whitening appointments usually take up to one hour. However, if you’d like to do the treatment on your own time, you can request a take-home whitening kit. Just let us know if you are interested in this option and we will instruct you on how to apply the whitening solution to your smile.