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Teeth Whitening

Spring Dental Care

Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentistry located in Springfield, VA

At Spring Dental Care in Springfield, Virginia, you can choose from a selection of proven-effective teeth-whitening options. Experienced dentist, Jung Oh, DMD, PLC, provides innovative teeth-whitening treatments to give you the bright white smile you’re looking for, in the hope you’ll smile more. To explore your teeth-whitening options, call Spring Dental Care or request an appointment online.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What causes teeth stains?

Teeth stains can be caused by a number of outside factors and certain substances, such as:

  • Foods and drinks, including red wine
  • Tobacco
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Medications
  • Genetics
  • Trauma

Some diseases can lead to teeth stains, such as tooth decay and enamel hypoplasia (thin and discolored tooth enamel).

What are my teeth-whitening options?

There are multiple teeth-whitening options available, such as:

  • Over-the-counter gels
  • Whitening toothpastes
  • Take-home whitening strips and kits
  • In-office whitening treatments that often involve laser technology

At-home teeth whitening methods might work for more superficial stains, but deeply discolored stains usually require professional treatments for optimal results.

Some professional teeth-whitening treatments need to be performed in-office under dental supervision. Dr. Oh provides effective teeth-whitening options to help you achieve your desired shade to suit your complexion and smile.

How does teeth whitening work?

Many teeth-whitening methods utilize bleaching chemicals to break the stains up into smaller particles and disseminate them. Your teeth appear whiter when there’s less concentration of stained color.

Laser technology uses special laser light to break up the stains. Lasers are usually used in conjunction with hydrogen peroxide gel.

Are professional teeth-whitening treatments better than over-the-counter kits?

Professional teeth-whitening treatments give you the experience and knowledge of a qualified dental professional who can customize them to suit you with a range of white shades to choose from.

Professional treatments offer long-lasting results and are well-tolerated. Aside from some mild tooth sensitivity, there aren’t any side effects of professional teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening can reach deeper stains.

Professional teeth-whitening treatments are stronger and more effective than over-the-counter kits due to the higher concentration of bleaching chemicals.

To get spruced up with snow-white teeth, call Spring Dental Care or book your teeth whitening online today.