Teeth Whitening: Whiten Up Your Pearly Whites

Teeth whitening, Newport News, VAAre you about to walk down the aisle with Mister or Miss Right? Maybe you finally have that interview for your dream job coming up? Or maybe you’re about to graduate after years of hard work? If you’re self-conscious because your pearly whites are not so pearly or white anymore, maybe teeth whitening treatment is what you need to transform your smile and let you shine!

Even if you’ve dutifully cared for your teeth, discoloration of our teeth is a natural part of life. However, this discoloration can also be hastened by other factors such as smoking, chewing tobacco or daily consumption of coffee, tea, cola or red wine.

Routine brushing and flossing is recommended by dentists can slow down this process and help your smile stay healthy longer. However, it cannot reverse this discoloration alone. Over-the-counter whitening strips and specialty toothpastes can help in reversing some of the damage but they only have limited effects.

This is where your dentist comes to the rescue with professional teeth whitening! These fast and affordable treatments are performed in the office or can be supplied to you by Dr. Harper. Our whitening treatments, especially formulated to minimize the sensitivity that is a common complaint of other teeth whitening, can produce dramatic results in just one session. We also offer easy and convenient take-home treatments that be done on your schedule in the comfort of your own home!

In-office whitening is a process that can be completed in about one hour’s time through the combination of advanced scientific technology and  specialized formula. Dr. Harper customizes the treatment based on your dental needs. The process begins with using a ph balanced hydrogen peroxide solution on your teeth. Our skilled and conscientious staff then applies special light to heat up the gel, maximizing the bleaching power of the formula.  

Dr. Harper also offers take-home treatments. This process uses bleaching tray which fit into your mouth in the comfort of your own home to whiten your teeth. These treatments can be used in conjunction with or as follow-up treatments to an in-office whitening procedure to help your results last longer.  Take-home treatments are usually recommended to be applied daily for several weeks.

Both treatments offer more effective and longer lasting results than the over-the-counter whitening toothpastes and strips. Having regular cleanings at your dentist’s office and brushing and flossing regularly will help results last longer.  Deeper discoloration, that has been left untreated longer, may require dental veneers or dental crowns.  If you want to put your best smile forward, talk to Dr. Harper at your next appointment by calling 757.414.7227 or schedule an appointment online today!