Teeth Whitening in Falls Church
Have you ever really taken a close look at your smile and analyzed the color of your teeth? Are they truly white, or are they perhaps a shade or two off? Teeth naturally have a gray, yellow or brown undertone, but these shades can become more pronounced as we age. And then of course there are a number of other factors that contribute to tooth discoloration. The end result is a smile that is less than white. To remedy this, Dr. Berrada and Dr. Glickman at Tysons Dental Esthetics offer teeth whitening in Falls Church, VA.
What Causes Teeth to Discolor?
Unfortunately, our teeth are not immune to the effects of aging that gradually impact the rest of the body. So a large measure of tooth discoloration is due to the unavoidable aging process. Other culprits are the foods and beverages so many of us enjoy each day. Think of that morning cup of dark coffee. Even if you add creamer, the tannins and other ingredients in coffee that stain your teeth are still there. The same goes for tea, colas and red wine. Then there are the foods we chew—spaghetti and tomato sauce, strawberries, blueberries and double dark chocolate chip cookies.
Other reasons your teeth become stained and discolored include:
- Smoking and chewing tobacco
- Teeth grinding and clenching, which can darken the chewing surfaces of your teeth
- Small cracks in your teeth that hide stain-causing bits of food
- Certain medications, such as tetracycline taken when you were or a child, as well as some types of chemotherapy and radiation
In-Office and At-Home Teeth Whitening
At Tysons Dental Esthetics, Falls Church, VA dentists Dr. Berrada and Dr. Glickman offer Zoom! teeth whitening in our office for the fastest results. All it takes is about one hour to have teeth that are up to eight shades whiter and brighter. While you relax, one of our dental hygienists will apply the Zoom! whitening gel to your teeth. A special LED light activates and accelerates the whitening process.
We also offer a take-home whitening system if you’d rather whiten your teeth on your own time and in your own space. We’ll give you custom-fitted mouth trays that you’ll fill with professional grade whitening gel. Wear the trays according to your Falls Church dentist’s instructions and you’ll see remarkable results in two weeks.
If you would like a whiter smile, please contact our office. We are happy to serve patients from Falls Church, Mclean, Vienna and surrounding communities.