When you see celebrities smile on the red carpet, you can’t help but notice how great their smiles look. They undoubtedly had their teeth whitened. In the past, teeth whitening was too complicated and expensive for regular folk like you and me, but these days, our Leesburg, VA dentist office can give you a teeth whitening system sure to make your smile look amazing.
Like it or not, people treat you differently based on how you look. Try showing up to a fancy restaurant wearing a T-shirt, shorts, and flip-flops and see how good the service is. Or show up to a backyard BBQ in a tux or evening gown and watch for all the weird stares you’ll get. When you don’t look right, people won’t want to work with you or associate with you. If you’re wearing something wrong, of course, you can always change. But that’s not so easy with your teeth. Even though a mouth full of yellowed, dark teeth can make people not talk to you, you can’t change your teeth just like that. You need a teeth whitening system to get your teeth back to how they should look.
The enamel on your teeth is tough, but it contains microscopic imperfections like tiny grooves and pockets. As you eat and drink things that can stain your teeth, a tiny amount gets stuck in some of those imperfections. At first, they’re so small that no one notices. But over time, those stains start to build and change the color of your enamel. It’s usually dark foods and drinks that cause these stains: coffee, tea, red wine, tomato sauce, and so on. Tobacco (smoking and chewing) also stains your teeth.
There are several products available without a prescription that claim to whiten your teeth, such as special toothpastes and gooey strips. They all work — to some degree. In order to be sold over the counter, the manufacturers have to dilute the whitening agents. That means you’ll probably end up having to buy the same product over and over again, wasting time and money just to get a few shades lighter. Professional-strength systems like the ones we offer at our Leesburg, VA dental office work much better and faster.
We offer two teeth whitening systems: