Teeth Whitening Specialist

Friendly Smiles Dental Care

Navdeep Aulakh, DDS

Dentist located in Burke, VA

The way your teeth look can have a big impact on your self-confidence. An American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry survey showed 99.7% of adults believe a smile is an important asset. Navdeep Aulakh, DDS, at Friendly Smiles Dental Care in Burke, Lorton, Springfield, and Annandale, Virginia, offers teeth whitening to help you achieve that bright, stunning smile you’ve always wanted. Call or book your appointment online today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

How does teeth whitening work?

The whitening service that Friendly Smiles Dental Care offers is called the Sapphire™ whitening system. This unique system works by giving patients a brighter smile by lightening any enamel and dentin discolorations.

Sapphire uses a desensitizing enhancer along with a whitening gel and the Sapphire Plasma Arc Light. This combination works together to provide you with optimal results.

Dr. Aulakh offers this state-of-the-art treatment to help enhance your appearance and improve your oral health. Whiter teeth can increase your self-confidence, but the Sapphire system can also kill bacteria that can cause bad breath and hurt your smile.

What causes teeth to stain?

The outer layer of the tooth, known as the enamel, can range in color from white to yellow tints to brown spots. Your teeth yellowing or becoming stained can be due to a variety of reasons, including the food and beverages you eat and drink, such as coffee, soda, red wine, and tomato sauce.

Additionally, tobacco use and certain types of medications can also negatively impact the whiteness of your teeth and cause them to dull.

What can I expect after having my teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a relatively fast treatment, and Dr. Aulakh can complete it within 45-60 minutes. After the treatment, you should instantly notice your teeth are whiter than before.

Although rare, side effects, such as tooth sensitivity and mild gum irritation, can occur. These symptoms should subside within 24-48 hours following treatment.

In order to prevent tooth discoloration, you should brush your teeth when you wake up and when you go to bed. This will help prevent some stains. It’s also recommended you rinse your mouth out after having foods known to stain your teeth.

What’s the difference between in-office whitenings and over-the-counter kits?

Many at-home whitening systems incorporate low-dose bleaching agents and can produce inconsistent results. On the other hand, in-office whitening uses high concentrations of bleaching gel, which produces immediately visible results.

If you are tired of not having the smile of your dreams, call Friendly Smiles Dental Care today or schedule an appointment with Dr. Aulakh online.

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