Benefits of Getting Professional Teeth Whitening

Did you know that most people desire a whiter smile--up to 90 percent, says the American Association of Orthodontists? But, over time, those pearly whites are harder to achieve by yourself. At Bruce Hanley, DDS and Associates in Arlington, VA, we offer teeth whitening that's both professional and effective. There's no guesswork; you get the smile you want safely.

The causes of dental stains

Food, drinks, tobacco, drugs, injury, and the aging process all contribute to dental discoloration, those brown or gray stains which detract from your smile appearance. For many people, their teeth acquire a color-changing accumulation of organic matter even though they may brush and floss as they should. These extrinsic stains are the easiest to remove.

Other people have color changes due to accidents, prescription drugs, or other circumstances. These deep, intrinsic stains are unresponsive to all whitening methods and must be camouflaged with veneers or crowns.

Professional teeth whitening

Dr. Hanley sees many patients in his Arlington, VA, office who wish to brighten their smiles, and he can help, provided your teeth and gums are healthy. Dr. Hanley offers several teeth whitening options: Zoom! Whitening with its innovative activation light, Rembrandt and Venus take-home whitening, and Kor deep bleaching, cold proprietary gels.

After a complete oral exam in your dental office in Arlington, VA, you discuss your options with Dr. Hanley. Whichever product you choose, count on wonderful results--eight to 10 shades.

And, you're assured of safety--that is, no dental or gum sensitivity. Unfortunately, over the counter products often produce this painful sensation.

In summary...

1. Professional teeth whitening is safe for your teeth, gums, and other soft tissues.

2. It works. Stains lift right out of tooth enamel, and they are gone.

3. Your dentist offers many whitening options. Choose the one suited to your smile and timeline. (In-office whitening takes about an hour. Take-home options take some days, depending on the product.)

4. Results last. Keep that Hollywood looks with brushing and flossing at home, regular cleanings with Dr. Hanley, and touch-ups as needed. Avoid drinks and foods which stain, and stop smoking if possible.

Find out more

At Bruce Hanley, DDS and Associates in Arlington, VA, our professional team offer an impressive menu of cosmetic services, including popular teeth whitening. Contact us for a consultation, won't you? Phone (703) 524-7100.