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Keeping our teeth their whitest is a lot harder than it sounds. Coffee, tea, red wine, smoking, and even some types of medication all have the ability to stain our teeth and leave them looking lackluster. Teeth whitening is an excellent way to restore the radiance of your smile.

Whiten Your Teeth with Opalescence Boost®

For a white, bright smile that can be accomplished during your dental visit, ask us about Opalescence Boost. Our dental professionals can apply the teeth whitening treatment right in our office. It’s ideal for people who want to see an immediate difference in the color of their teeth.

Opalescence Boost’s whitening gel includes professional-strength hydrogen peroxide. It also contains fluoride and potassium nitrate, which help maintain the health of the tooth enamel during the whitening process. Researchers have found that potassium nitrate and fluoride help reduce cavities, minimize tooth sensitivity, and increase enamel hardness.

Best of all, Opalescence Boost takes less than an hour, and is easy and painless to apply. Imagine having a beautiful, white smile before your next family gathering, business meeting, or dinner date.

Here’s a look at some of the benefits of Opalescence Boost:

  • Professionally-applied in our Dental One Associates of Virginia dental office
  • Comfortable and safe teeth whitening process
  • Takes less than an hour
  • Highly effective whitening results

Call one of our offices to schedule Opalescence Boost and see the difference yourself.

Whiten Your Teeth at Home with Opalescence Go®

Don’t have time to whiten your teeth during your dental appointment? Ask us about Opalescence Go, a professional-strength teeth whitening product that you can use in the privacy of your own home.

Opalescence Go comes with pre-filled whitening trays that you simply slip over your teeth, following the easy-to-understand directions on the package. You wear the trays for about 20 minutes a day for ten days. It’s an easy and convenient way to whiten your teeth in less than two weeks.

What Causes Tooth Stains?

To understand what causes tooth stains, it helps to understand the different parts of your teeth. The white part of the tooth that you can see is called the enamel, and the middle layer is called the dentin. The color of your teeth is created by the reflection of light off the enamel and the color of the dentin underneath.

Each person’s smile is unique. Heredity and genes determine the thickness and smoothness of the enamel of your teeth. If the enamel is thin, it allows the color of the dentin under the enamel to show through more. As we get older, the enamel tends to thin out, and the dentin tends to get darker.

Plus, tooth enamel is porous instead of solid. That allows a variety of food, beverages, and other materials to soak into the enamel and affect its color.

The most common reasons for tooth stains are:

  • Tobacco use, including cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco
  • Drinking dark-colored beverages such as red wine, soda, coffee, and tea
  • Inefficient brushing and flossing
  • Getting older
  • Certain medications

Brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and drinking water will all help wash away stain-causing foods and beverages.

Why Should I Whiten My Teeth Before Getting Crowns or Bridges?

If you are getting a crown made, the dentist will match the color of the artificial tooth to your natural teeth. That’s why it’s recommended you whiten your natural teeth first.

Teeth whitening products do not work on ceramic or porcelain crowns, bridges, dentures, or veneers. The shade of the artificial tooth will remain the same. If the artificial tooth has been color-matched to the non-whitened natural teeth, then it will look darker than the rest of your teeth after you get the natural teeth whitened.

Call Today to Schedule a Teeth Whitening Appointment

Teeth whitening is a fast, effective and affordable way to improve your smile. Call one of our Dental One Associates of Virginia offices today to schedule a time for you to come in to get your teeth whitened.

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