Whiten Your Smile This Summer! [BLOG]

  • June 18, 2017

If you have a special occasion coming up in the next few months, you want to look your best, right? Summer is a popular time for big social events like weddings, reunions, and vacations with family or friends.

You might be spending hours in the gym to get in shape to wear that swimsuit or great dress. Maybe you even plan on changing up your hairstyle or color. The point is, we spend a lot of time, money, and energy pouring into our physical appearance because we want to look and feel like a million bucks!

But you might be overlooking one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to improve your appearance. It’s professional teeth whitening, and it can do wonders to enhance your look, often in just one convenient visit! The good news is that it’s just a phone call away to our Leesburg dental office!

You might be wondering why you can’t just grab one of those over-the-counter whitening kits that line store shelves. After all, they’re pretty cheap. But do they work? Today’s blog will help to answer some of those questions so you can make the right choice to get the results you deserve!

What Can Professional Teeth Whitening Do?

It Can Whiten Years Of Stains

Your teeth can take on stains for all sorts of different reasons. Some you can control, and some you can’t. For example, dark food and drinks can stain your teeth over time. If you drink coffee, tea, or red wine pretty regularly, or if you like darker foods like red pasta sauces or berries, the pigments from those can all discolor your teeth over time.

Another way your teeth become stained is due to certain habits. If you smoke or use other forms of tobacco, for example, your teeth will eventually become a brownish yellow color. It also increases your risk of oral cancer. So not only do you put your overall health at risk, you put your pearly whites at risk, too.

Professional teeth whitening can remove years worth of stains caused by food, drinks, or tobacco. Depending on the method you choose, you can see your whiteness level improve by up to 16 shades! However, if you want your whiter teeth to last, it’s important to discuss your lifestyle with Dr. Buro when you come to Family First Dental & Implant Center so he can help determine which whitening method would be the most effective and lasting choice for you.

It Can Boost Your Self-Confidence

We probably don’t even have to tell you about what stained teeth can do to your confidence level. You might go out of your way to hide your smile when you’re around other people. Even if you’re with people you’re quite close to, embarrassment doesn’t discriminate! It can have such a profound impact on your social life, and even your professional life.

A professional teeth whitening treatment from our Leesburg dental office can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile and give you the boost of confidence you need to get back out there and enjoy your life.

Are OTC Whitening Kits As Effective As Professional Whitening?

No, they aren’t nearly as effective as professional treatments! First of all, your mouth has to be healthy. No whitening treatment will give you the results you’re looking for if there’s an underlying health issue plaguing your smile.

That’s why it’s important to start with a dental cleaning and thorough examination by Dr. Buro at Family First Dental & Implant Center. Dr. Buro and our highly trained hygienists have the skills and the tools to make sure you’re mouth is as healthy as possible before you begin any treatment plan. Buying something off the shelf isn’t going to get your oral health back on track!

Another reason one of our whitening treatments is more effective than those OTC kits is because we use prescription grade whitening agents. Other products on the market can’t, so with those, you’ll find whitening agents at highly diluted levels. And if the instructions aren’t clear or if you use the wrong dose, you could potentially damage your gums. It’s best to get your teeth whitened under the care of a professional.

Make An Appointment For Your Professional Teeth Whitening!

Are you ready to look younger and feel more confident with a whiter smile in time for your special summer event? Then give us a call today at 703-297-4353 or fill out our online form to schedule a cosmetic consultation with us!