TEETH WHITENING

Teeth Whitening in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, & Hampton, VA

Teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural teeth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.

Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home teeth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since teeth whitening only works on natural teeth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.

Teeth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up may be needed every several years, and more often if you smoke or drink coffee, tea, or wine.


BriteSmile®

A pearly white smile can be an excellent confidence booster. Yellowing or stained teeth are unpleasant to look at and can negatively affect your overall look. The BriteSmile® Whitening System is a quick, safe, and gentle way to restore the natural color of the teeth with minimal discomfort. BriteSmile® uses a combination of gel and light to whiten teeth by up to 14 shades in just one hour.

BriteSmile® has several advantages over comparable whitening systems. First, the bleaching gel does not need to be activated by lasers or heat. This means that no radiation enters the body. Instead, BriteSmile® utilizes a unique lamp that propels blue light toward the teeth and expedites whitening. All of the key “smile” teeth will be bleached in a uniform way, without creating hypersensitive lips, gums, or soft tissue. BriteSmile® gel is much more viscous which prevents tooth dehydration and creates longer lasting results.


Day White®

Day White® is a specialized take-home whitening treatment which has been designed for use during daytime hours. Day White® offers an excellent alternative for people who would like to have a brighter smile, but do not relish the prospect of wearing strips or whitening trays all night long. In fact, the Day White® treatment will only take one hour per day and is substantially less expensive than some in-office alternatives.

Day White® is an extremely user-friendly home treatment. The kit includes whitening gel, a patented syringe, and special whitening trays. There is nothing complicated, messy or time-consuming about applying Day White® and it can whiten the teeth by as many as fourteen shades in as few as 10–14 days.