Teeth Whitening Specialist

Tyson's Dental Design Center

Dentists & Periodontists located in Vienna, VA

If stained or discolored teeth have stolen the confidence from your smile, teeth whitening could be just what you need. In just one visit, the dental professionals at Tyson's Dental Design Center can brighten and restore the color of your smile much more effectively than at-home whitening treatments and toothpaste you can find at the pharmacy. For the best professional whitening treatments, call the office in Vienna, Virginia, or request an appointment using the online booking tool.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is teeth whitening treatment?

If you want a brighter, more vibrant smile, teeth whitening treatments are an effective and popular option. Professional teeth whitening uses a peroxide-based bleaching agent to whiten the enamel layer of your teeth. While both at-home and in-office procedures are available, the results in-home treatments offer are much less predictable and can weaken your teeth if used incorrectly.

How does teeth whitening work?

Teeth whitening uses the natural bleaching properties of peroxide to bring a more brilliant appearance to your teeth. The amount of peroxide used in these solutions can vary, but in general, the solutions available to the dental professionals at Tyson's Dental Design Center are much stronger than the ones available for purchase at your local pharmacy.

Because the team at Tyson's Dental Design Center can use a stronger, more precise bleaching agent than at-home treatments, an in-office whitening provides a faster, more effective, and longer-lasting whitening effects. Instead of uneven, unnatural looking results that take weeks of reapplying strips or gels, you can get a smile five to 10 shades brighter in just one professional teeth whitening session at Tyson's Dental Design Center.

What happens when I get my teeth whitened at the dentist?

Teeth whitening is a quick and easy process that involves minimal discomfort. Your provider applies the bleaching solution to your teeth, usually for 30 to 90 minutes. Depending on the specific kind of bleaching treatment, he may expose the solution to heat, specialized light, or both to help it take effect.

While many bleaching treatments may involve multiple trips to the dentist, the procedure used at Tyson's Dental Design Center can brighten your teeth five to 10 shades in just one visit. You’ll also be given a medication to take home that will help the whitening process along when used in tandem with good oral hygiene.

How can I keep my teeth white?

Whether or not you have had your teeth whitened, there are several steps you can take to prevent staining and discoloration. For the whitest teeth, avoid:

  • Tobacco products of all kinds
  • Black tea and coffee
  • Red wine
  • Colored sports drinks
  • Sodas, even if they’re clear-colored
  • Berries or other strongly colored fruits
  • Tomatoes, curry, and soy sauces

While all of the above can stain your teeth no matter what, some whitening procedures can make your newly brightened teeth especially vulnerable to staining, so it’s a good idea to limit or eliminate them from your diet after a whitening procedure.

If you’d like a brighter, more vibrant smile, call Tyson's Dental Design Center today or request an appointment online.