White smiles aren't just for movie stars. Today, clean and white teeth are associated with good health and a pleasant appearance. If your smile is not as white as it used to be -- or as you want it to be -- professional teeth whitening at Ashburn, VA dental office, Ashbrook Center for Dentistry provides an effective way to reveal a whiter smile.
Drs. David Le and Lonny Grimmer offer customized dental whitening trays that allow you to whiten your teeth at home by wearing the trays for one hour at a time for one to two weeks. By utilizing the Opalescence whitening system patients can expect their teeth to lighten up to eight shades whiter.
How Does Opalescence Teeth Whitening Work?
A common problem with many over-the-counter whitening gels is they can be messy, and the gel can spread to your sensitive gum tissue. The result can be irritation and inflammation of the gums.
Drs. Le and Grimmer create customized teeth whitening trays that are thin, flexible and seal seamlessly over your teeth. This ensures the teeth whitening gel stays on your teeth and minimizes the possibility of leaking onto your gums.
What Is Unique About the Opalescence Whitening System?
The Opalescence system contains several unique ingredients that whiten your teeth, yet are designed to reduce dental sensitivity. The first ingredient is potassium nitrate, a component that minimizes tooth sensitivity post-whitening. The next is fluoride, a mineral that strengthens your tooth enamel, protecting you from tooth decay.
If you have had problems with tooth sensitivity in the past, Opalescence is available in several formulation concentrations. By discussing your tooth sensitivity with Drs. Le or Grimmer, they may recommend a lesser concentration that will reveal whiter teeth without the pain.
How Do I Know If I Need Teeth Whitening?
Over time, foods, drinks, smoking or taking certain medications can cause tooth staining and are reasons to consider teeth whitening. Dr. Le and Dr. Grimmer would be happy to discuss if you are good candidate for Opalescence. They will be able to give you a good idea of what outcome you could expect.
If you are in the Leesburg or Ashburn area and would like a quick, informative teeth whitening consultation, call Ashbrook Center for Dentistry today!