Everyone knows appearance matters. The way your smile looks is important. It’s how you make friends and welcome family members. It’s also important to making a good first impression. Most people won’t remember what you were wearing, but they will remember if you had a show-stopping smile. At Virginia Biological Dentistry, Dr. Olivia Hart and her team offer several great options for a vibrant, dazzling smile.
There are many different forms of teeth whitening. Over-the-counter methods like strips or pastes are available at your local drug store. In addition, there are professional methods, like in-office treatments and custom at-home trays. While all the options may seem overwhelming, it’s important to seek professional assistance in choosing the right method for you, especially if you have sensitive teeth.
Any patient who visits Virginia Biological Dentistry whitening will first have a dental exam and cleaning that allows us to advise you on the best method for your smile, prepares your teeth for treatment, and optimizes results. It’s also important to confirm your mouth is free of decay or disease before beginning the process.
For most patients with sensitive teeth, professional at-home whitening kits are the best option. Dr. Hart provides custom-fit trays and professional whitening gel to use in the comfort of your home. She advises you on the best way to apply the gel, ensuring no damage to oral tissues. During treatment, you wear the trays for a specified length of time each day. The trays are comfortable and can be worn while doing things around the house such as reading, watching TV, or even doing chores.
While in-office treatments produce quicker results, they tend to intensify tooth sensitivity. With at-home trays, results are noticed gradually over a couple of weeks. Dr. Hart also recommends sensitive teeth toothpaste to use during the whitening process.
For more information on teeth whitening options, call Virginia Biological Dentistry at (804) 381-6238.