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Teeth Whitening

Advantage Dental Care

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Springfield, VA

Bright, white teeth have the power to boost your self-esteem and give you the confidence to show off your smile. That’s why Advantage Dental Care in Springfield, Virginia, offers a variety of effective, affordable teeth-whitening options. From at-home whitening trays to in-office chairside whitening, Advantage Dental Care has the right treatment for you. Call the office or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why do my teeth look yellow?

Yellow teeth can feel embarrassing, especially if you regularly brush, floss, and visit Advantage Dental Care for routine dental cleanings, but your oral hygiene habits may not be the culprit. Some of the most common causes of yellow teeth include:

Diet

Certain foods and drinks, including dark berries, coffee, tea, red wine, and sugary soda, can stain your teeth and erode your enamel. 

Medications

Common antibiotics like tetracycline and doxycycline are known to stain teeth, as are certain asthma and high blood pressure medications. Patients undergoing chemotherapy can also develop yellow teeth over time.

Tobacco

The tar and nicotine in tobacco products, including chewing tobacco and cigarettes, seep into your tooth enamel through small pores, leading to yellow tooth discoloration.

Fluoride

While fluoride strengthens your teeth, too much of it can lead to tooth discoloration, especially in young children.

Oral hygiene

If you don’t regularly brush, floss, or visit your dentist for regular dental cleanings, plaque and bacteria buildup can discolor your teeth.

Genetics

Genetics plays an important role in the health and color of your teeth. Many people naturally have thin tooth enamel, which exposes the dark dentin underneath. This can give your teeth a lackluster, yellow appearance.

What is in-office teeth whitening?

Advantage Dental Care uses Philips Zoom!® in-office whitening to brighten your smile by up to eight shades in a single hour. Highly effective and fast, Zoom in-office whitening is perfect for busy patients on the go.

Once you decide that in-office whitening is right for you, your dentist prepares your gums and lips to protect them from the treatment. Next, they apply the Zoom whitening gel to your teeth. This specially formulated solution contains pH-balanced hydrogen peroxide to gently lift stubborn tooth stains.

Next, your dentist uses an LED light to activate the gel and whiten your teeth in as little time as possible. Finally, they repeat the process twice to achieve the best results in less than two hours.

What is at-home whitening?

Zoom at-home whitening trays are the simplest way to brighten your smile on your schedule. You can get professional results without the hassle of coming into the office for a full treatment.

After your initial consultation, your dentist creates custom-fit whitening trays that fit perfectly over your teeth for the most effective results. Zoom offers two at-home whitening options for your convenience:

Philips Zoom DayWhite

DayWhite is perfect if you want to wear your trays for as little time as possible. You can wear these trays for 30-90 minutes at a time, once a day, for two weeks.

Philips Zoom NiteWhite

If you’d rather wear your trays at night, you can use NiteWhite for 2-4 hours or overnight while you sleep.

Advantage Dental Care has plenty of professional teeth-whitening options for any budget. To schedule an appointment, call or book online today.