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Teeth Whitening Specialist

Premium Family Dental

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Krispy Kreme Shopping Center, Alexandria, VA

Have your teeth lost some of their bright, white gleam? If so, professional teeth whitening can help and is among the services offered by Vu Nguyen, DDS, and Keehong Kwon, DDS, of Premium Family Dental in Alexandria, Virginia. If you’re ready to brighten your smile and feel great about sharing it with the world, schedule an appointment for Zoom!Ⓡ whitening. Online scheduling is available, or you can always call the office to speak with a member of the administrative staff.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why aren’t my teeth as white as they once were?

There are numerous factors that can change the shade of your smile, but the aging process is a primary culprit. To understand how your teeth can change color over time, it helps to think about how they are built. 

The outermost layer of your teeth is a hard white substance called enamel. Just beneath the enamel lies another layer of hard tissue called dentin. Your dentin is naturally yellow in color. As the years pass, your enamel slowly wears away, revealing more of the yellow tissue that lies beneath. 

Staining is also a common cause of tooth discoloration. Consuming foods and beverages like coffee, tea, red wine, berries, and dark-colored vegetables can leave lasting stains. 

Certain medications and medical conditions can also alter the appearance of your teeth. Smoking or using any form of tobacco products is another common cause of discoloration. 

How does professional teeth whitening work?

Premium Family Dental offers the Zoom! Teeth whitening system, an option available only through dentists. This system can brighten your smile by multiple shades in just one 45-minute appointment. 

The process begins by using a special device to hold your lips away from your teeth and gums. Your practitioner then paints a layer of powerful whitening gel onto the visible surfaces of your teeth. Next, an LED light device activates the whitening gel. 

Once whitening is complete your dentist removes any remaining gel and rinses your mouth. Once you see your new smile you’ll want to extend those results as long as possible, so take care to avoid food and drinks that are known to stain, and gently rinse or brush your teeth after eating or drinking. 

Is at-home whitening an option?

Premium Family Dental is proud to offer an outstanding take-home whitening option for men and women who want to whiten on their own. Your dentist creates custom-fitted trays that fit over the surface of your teeth. 

You simply fill the trays with a small amount of whitening gel and wear them for a few hours at a time. This option allows you to decide when you’ve reached the shade you prefer. Any remaining gel can be used for periodic touch-ups. 

To learn more about your professional teeth whitening options, schedule an appointment online or over the phone today.