Should You Get Your Teeth Professionally Whitened?

LVI-Trained Dentist Serving Oakton, Vienna, McLean and Nearby Northern Virginia


face of beautiful woman showing her teethAre you concerned about the stains on your teeth? When you see those tooth-whitening products on the grocery store shelf, it is easy to grab one in the hopes that it will give you the white, brilliant, beautiful teeth you want – but will this really give you the same results that you can get at your dentist’s office? Read on for some more information about professional tooth whitening!

What Are the Benefits of Professional Tooth Whitening?

You may be wondering if the products you can buy over the counter will get your teeth as white as they say they will. With professional tooth whitening, though, you don't have to worry -- it can get your teeth up to eight shades whiter. And there are other benefits as well:

  • Your dentist is an expert with teeth! The chemicals in store-bought tooth-whitening solutions can be irritating to tissues in the mouth. If you use store-bought treatments in the wrong way, you may damage your teeth by stripping away tooth enamel, the protective outer layer. Your dentist knows how to avoid getting the solution on anything but your teeth, so that your whitening is irritation-free, and you also won’t have to worry that you are harming your teeth.
  • It is quick. A tooth-whitening appointment typically only takes an hour. You could even have it done on your lunch hour and then get right back to work.
  • The results are dramatic. You’ll see impressive results after just one treatment, unlike with whitening kits that you get at the drug store, which you have to use for quite awhile before you see a difference.

However, if you prefer to whiten your teeth at home, there is a way to have this convenience combined with your dentist’s expertise. Softouch Dental Care offers customized take-home kits, with professional-strength gel, custom-fit trays, and specific instructions for you to follow to safely get the most out of your at-home whitening.

Are you ready to do something about stained, dingy teeth? Don’t leave your teeth whitening to chance, leave it to the professional. Contact Softouch Dental Care, serving Oakton, Vienna, and Fairfax, Virginia, for a tooth whitening appointment. Call 703-319-6990 today!