Teeth Whitening Specialist

Teeth Whitening services offered in Woodbridge, VA

Few treatments make such a dramatic change in your appearance as teeth whitening. That’s especially true at Lifetime Dental Care, PLLC, where they transform dull, yellow teeth into a brilliant white smile using Philips Zoom!® products. You can't beat the results you'll get from Zoom!, whether you get professional teeth whitening or use Zoom! at-home products. If you're ready for a vibrant smile, call the office in Woodbridge, Virginia, or book an appointment online today.

How does teeth whitening work?

The enamel covering your teeth is remarkably strong, but it also has tiny spaces similar to pores. As a result, when you eat or drink products like coffee, tea, red wine, and berries, your enamel absorbs the dark pigments. As a result, your teeth become stained, yellow, and generally unattractive.

Teeth whiteners contain a type of bleach that also goes through the enamel. Then the bleach breaks down the organic pigments, and the color disappears. Though bleach doesn't damage the enamel, it may cause temporary tooth sensitivity.

Do I need to prepare for teeth whitening?

If it has been more than 6-12 months since your last dental checkup, your provider at Lifetime Dental Care, PLLC, may recommend an exam before whitening your teeth. You should have problems like cavities and cracks treated before whitening to prevent the bleach from getting deep into the tooth.

What are the advantages of professional teeth whitening?

The team at Lifetime Dental Care, PLLC, whitens your teeth using Zoom! because it produces exceptional results.

Zoom! professional whitening gets your teeth up to eight shades lighter in just 45 minutes. By comparison, over-the-counter whitening strips or paint-on gels take 1-4 weeks to lighten your teeth 3-4 shades.

Your provider at Lifetime Dental Care, PLLC, can also make customized trays and give you Zoom! products to use at home. You may want to use the at-home whitener alone and get your teeth six shades whiter in 1-2 weeks, or you can occasionally use your products at home to extend the results of your professional whitening.

What happens during professional teeth whitening?

Your provider first assesses the current shade of your teeth. Then you relax in a treatment chair, and they prepare your mouth by covering your lips and gums. This step ensures that the bleach can’t damage the soft tissues.

After applying the Zoom! whitening gel, they shine the specialized Zoom! light into your mouth. The light works together with the gel to break up the stains faster.

You have three or four whitening sessions. Each session lasts 15 minutes, for a total treatment time of 45-60 minutes. When finished, your provider applies a post-treatment product that reduces temporary sensitivity.

To get the whitest teeth in the shortest time, call Lifetime Dental Care, PLLC, or book an appointment online today.