Teeth Whitening – Annandale, VA

Reveal a Whiter Smile Today

Teeth come in a variety of shades and tones naturally. They also change color over time from the natural aging process and other factors, like the foods and drinks you consume. Smoking, drinking a lot of coffee, or eating dark berries can lead to stains and discoloration. If your pearly whites have lost their luster, Dr. Salari can revamp your smile with teeth whitening in Annandale.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

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If you’re not happy with stained or discolored teeth, you may be a candidate for teeth whitening. Your first step toward a bright, beautiful smile is a consultation with your cosmetic dentist in Annandale. Dr. Salari will examine your mouth to determine the cause of your discoloration, which is important to ensure a whitening treatment can provide the results you want. It’s most effective on surface or age-related stains. You must also have healthy teeth and gums. The whitening agents can aggravate or worsen untreated oral health issues, like cavities or gum disease. Any dental problems will need to be addressed before undergoing teeth whitening.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

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You have many options to turn back the clock on your smile. After examining your mouth, your cosmetic dentist will create a personalized treatment plan, which may include:

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

If you enjoy the convenience of an OTC product, you can achieve in-office results from your own home. Your cosmetic dentist will give you whitening trays and a professional-grade solution to whiten your teeth gradually over 2 weeks. Your teeth can become significantly whiter with results that can last with the right aftercare.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

If you want a brighter smile in a hurry, an in-office solution may be better for you. Our office offers two in-office systems: LaserSmile and Zoom Teeth Whitening. Your teeth can get up to 8 shades whiter in about 1 hour.

Your dentist will help you make the best decision to reveal a whiter smile with results that can last for many years with the right aftercare.

Tips for Maintaining Your Brighter Smile

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The lifespan of your results can range from many months to years. Many things will affect how long your smile will stay bright. You can get the most out of your investment by:

  • Committing to Your Oral Hygiene: Brush your teeth at least twice daily using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Clean all surfaces for 2 minutes to remove food particles and plaque. Besides brushing, use high-quality floss to clean between each tooth daily.
  • Watch What You Eat and Drink: Limit how often you have dark-colored foods and drinks to prevent new stains from developing.
  • Live a Healthy Life: Avoid smoking or using tobacco to prevent tar and nicotine stains.
  • Visit Your Dentist: Schedule a cleaning and checkup with your dentist every 6 months to keep your smile clean and healthy. Your dentist can also provide you with a touchup kit to preserve your results.

Stop throwing money away on ineffective OTC whitening products. Contact our office today to see if teeth whitening is right for you.