Albemarle Dental
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About Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening Q&A

Stained teeth can make you feel less than confident about your smile, but a sparkling white smile is within reach at Albemarle Dental Associates in Charlottesville, Virginia. The expert dental team specializes in Zoom! teeth whitening to give you the bright smile you deserve. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

What is teeth whitening?

Stained teeth can diminish the appearance of your smile and take a toll on your self-esteem. Zoom! teeth whitening at Albemarle Dental Associates uses advanced whitening technology to make your teeth many shades whiter after just a single treatment. Teeth whitening can improve the appearance of your teeth and smile and help you gain confidence in your appearance.

What causes teeth staining?

Your teeth might grow discolored for numerous reasons. The following lifestyle habits, foods, and drinks can cause teeth staining:

  • Smoking
  • Some medications
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Red wine
  • Sodas
  • Berries
  • Dark-colored juices
  • Food dyes
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Sports drinks

Periodic teeth whitening, as well as maintaining exceptional oral hygiene habits at home and regular trips to the dentist, can keep your teeth and smile beautiful.

What are the different types of teeth whitening?

Albemarle Dental Associates offers several types of teeth whitening services to match your personalized needs, lifestyle, and preferences. Examples include:

In-office Zoom! whitening

In-office whitening uses teeth trays and whitening gel to break apart stains and whiten your teeth in as little as one session. While you relax in a comfortable dental chair, your dentist uses a special light to speed up the whitening process. 

The entire procedure might last about an hour, which makes in-office teeth whitening at Albemarle Dental Associates an excellent lunchtime procedure.

Professional-strength home whitening

Albemarle Dental Associates offers professional-strength whitening gel and custom whitening trays, so you can safely and effectively whiten your teeth at your convenience. It may take multiple at-home whitening treatments to achieve the same result as in-office whitening.

How can I keep my teeth white?

There are a few things you can do to keep your teeth bright after teeth whitening treatments. Limit foods and drinks that stain, brush your teeth after meals, floss daily, and see the Albemarle Dental Associates team every six months for routine dental cleanings. 

Whiten your teeth periodically as directed by your dentist to keep your smile beautiful.

If you’re tired of dull or discolored teeth, call the Albemarle Dental Associates office to schedule a teeth whitening appointment or book one online today.