Konikoff Dental Associates Shore Drive
2829 Shore Drive, Suite 100, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Everyone’s teeth will eventually have a yellow cast, even individuals who do not smoke or drink coffee, tea or red wine. Enamel wears down with age and becomes covered with micro-cracks that collect debris. Today, a teeth bleaching dentist can give you a gleaming smile that you will be proud to flash at every opportunity.
Professional, or chairside teeth whitening, works faster and gets teeth whiter because a teeth bleaching dentist uses a higher concentration of a bleaching agent than toothpastes or other over-the-counter products have. In-office teeth whitening is done under controlled conditions, with protection for your gums and a technician or dentist evaluating the results every 15 or 20 minutes. Dental teeth whitening not only gets your teeth dramatically whiter, it is safer as well.
Yes, a dentist can provide you with a teeth whitening kit to use at home that has a strong, professional-grade bleaching agent and a custom tray. It can take up to two weeks to whiten your teeth this way when you wear the tray one hour each day.
Your teeth whitening cost depends on several factors, including the teeth bleaching system that our dentist decides is best for you and whether our dentist supplies you with an at-home kit to complement your chairside teeth whitening treatment. Call us to schedule a consultation and our dentist can provide you with an estimate after seeing if you have any restorations that will need color matching.
The teeth whitening gels, strips and toothpastes sold over the counter do not contain the strong professional-grade bleaching agent that only a dentist can use. They do lighten teeth a shade or two over time, but they cannot give you the dramatic whiteness that chairside teeth bleaching offers.
The in-office teeth bleaching procedure depends on the system used, but the basic steps usually include the following steps:
If you have always wanted a bright smile, stop wasting your time with teeth whitening toothpastes that barely work. Call us to schedule a consultation to learn more about teeth whitening in Virginia Beach.