Teeth Whitening services offered in Reston VA
Bright, white teeth stand out in a good way and often draw in compliments and positive attention. General and cosmetic dentist Aramesh Darvishian, DDS, offers professional teeth-whitening services at Perfect Smiles of Reston in Reston, Virginia, with options for treatments in the office or in the comfort of your home. To book a consultation for teeth whitening, call Perfect Smiles of Reston or schedule online today.
Teeth Whitening Q & A
What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is a highly sought after service with any cosmetic dentist. At Perfect Smiles of Reston, Dr. Darvishian guarantees stunningly brighter and whiter teeth that you can’t get from brushing alone or even from the whitening products you can buy over the counter.
Stains on your teeth tend to come from a few different sources, like berries, coffee, cola, popsicles, and tobacco products.
Stains from food, beverages, and tobacco are called extrinsic stains and respond very well to professional whitening treatments. Before your treatment, Dr. Darvishian looks at your teeth and tells you what kind of results you can expect from whitening.
Some tooth stains will not respond as well to whitening treatments. Dr. Darvishian makes sure your discoloration doesn’t come from an underlying condition in need of treatment. This is another reason why having an oral exam before teeth whitening is imperative for getting the best possible results.
What are my options for professional teeth-whitening methods?
Professional teeth-whitening methods are more effective and work faster than over-the-counter options. Dr. Darvishian also makes sure to protect your gums from whitening products, which isn’t as easy while using nonprofessional whitening kits or services. Perfect Smiles of Reston offers these treatments for professional teeth whitening:
In-office whitening is a service that happens in the dental chair, just like most other treatments and services you get at Perfect Smiles of Reston. It gives you the fastest and most powerful whitening available. Dr. Darvishian applies a professional-strength hydrogen peroxide gel to your teeth and leaves it on for about an hour, which makes your teeth 3-8 shades whiter.
Take-home whitening takes a bit longer to create stunning results but might be the more convenient option for you if you have a busy schedule during the day. Dr. Darvishian takes a mold of your teeth to create whitening trays that fit over your upper and lower arches perfectly. She also gives you whitening gel to take home and use in the trays on your own time.
How can I maintain my teeth whitening results?
After investing in a whiter smile, it’s reasonable to want your results to last for a long time. The duration of professional whitening results is usually six months to two years or longer. In order to stay on the longer end of the range, you should:
- Continue brushing and flossing thoroughly
- Schedule regular professional cleanings
- Avoid staining foods and beverages
- Stop smoking
- Get a touch-up treatment every once in a while
If you find it difficult to maintain your whitening results, or if some of your tooth discolorations didn’t or couldn’t respond to whitening treatments, cosmetic veneers are an alternative that can give you the permanent appearance of having bright, white teeth.
To set up a teeth-whitening consultation, reserve an appointment with a phone call or online at Perfect Smiles of Reston today.