Glowing Smiles with Teeth Whitening in Charlottesville
Teeth Whitening Brightens Smiles for all of Albermarle County.
We live in a society where appearance matters. When you meet someone new, socially or professionally, one of the first things noticed is your smile. Or perhaps it’s your lack of one that is having a greater impact. If you’re not happy with the look of your teeth, and hide them behind tight lips, you could be giving the wrong signals. People who lack a confident smile can seem unfriendly, and even closed off to those around them, making everyday interactions seem strained and uncomfortable.
If dull, stained, or yellowing teeth are keeping you from making the right first impression, teeth whitening might be the right cosmetic dentistry choice for you. Teeth whitening is considered one of the safest cosmetic dentistry procedures, and can often have the biggest effect on a smile. In addition, teeth whitening usually takes just a couple of weeks of at-home treatment to achieve the desired level of lightening. We also make custom bleaching trays and do in office bleaching for patients who would like to see direct results.
How Take Home Teeth Whitening Works
Dr. Lippard offers Opalescence take home teeth whitening kits, which is only available through the dentist. The Opalescence take home teeth whitening system uses a tray preloaded with solution and is available in 15% hydrogen peroxide concentrations.
Simply wear the prefilled trays as directed for four nights, up to 15-30 minutes.
Dr. Lippard will provide you with the right solution depending upon the severity of your tooth discoloration and the level of whitening you’d like to obtain. The Opalescence gel is thick, which helps it stay put in the white trays. This means the gel won’t migrate to your gums, but remain on your teeth for optimal results. Opalescence comes in several great-tasting flavors, making them enjoyable to wear. You’ll notice a difference within the first week of treatment, and see dramatic lightening after 10 to 14 days.
The Opalescence gel also contains potassium nitrate and fluoride. These essential minerals help to offset sensitivity and strengthen tooth enamel as they whiten. An added advantage? The potassium nitrate and fluoride may also help to ward off cavities. There’s almost nothing better than a bright white and healthy smile!
If you’re from Charlottesville, The University of Virginia, North Grounds, Barracks, Belmont, Oak Terrace, Ivy, or Crozet, and you’re ready for a whiter smile, call us today. A beautiful smile may be just a few treatments away. Our Charlottesville dentistry practice offers a complete spectrum of cosmetic dentistry, preventive dentistry, and restorative dentistry services to patients in Barracks, Oak Terrace, Belmonst, UVA, and beyond. Schedule your exam, consultation, or second opinion visit with us and see how rewarding a great smile can be.