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Hiding your smile behind darkened, yellow, or stained teeth? Dr. Mojgan Mazhari can help you with a teeth whitening treatment.
A teeth whitening procedure in our Alexandria dentist office can restore a healthier, more youthful appearance in as little as an hour of your time. Dr. Mazhari can whiten and brighten your teeth safely and effectively using the highest quality products to reduce or eliminate sensitivity and other side effects.
Teeth whitening can offer you a quick, economical smile makeover for that special occasion, such as a wedding, or a more general confidence boost that will benefit your social and professional interactions. Feeling good about your smile is important—it is often the most memorable feature when meeting someone for the first time, so why not put your “best smile forward“?
Prior to your treatment, Dr. Mazhari will meet with you to evaluate your dental health, ensuring that our professional teeth whitening options are right for you and can meet your cosmetic goals. While most tooth stains and discoloration respond well to this treatment, there a certain types of stains that may not: those caused by certain medications or medical conditions.
Alternatives to Teeth Whitening
If you have tooth stains that will not respond to a teeth whitening treatment, Dr. Mazhari can recommend alternative treatments that will offer more permanent results. Options that will address discolored teeth can include:
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Professional Teeth Whitening in Alexandria
Our office teeth whitening procedure for reducing tooth stains and darkening that occurs naturally as we age takes about an hour. Your teeth can be brightened up to 8 shades whiter with this professional option and the experienced care offered by Dr. Mazhari.
It is important to start with a clean and healthy smile to ensure your results are optimal and will last. The process will begin with the application of a bleaching agent, which will be activated by a special light. While relaxing in the dentist chair during treatment, you can enjoy music, television, or reading material.
This application will be repeated several times over the course of your hour long treatment to attain the optimal effects from the bleaching agent. Once complete, you can help to maintain your results with good oral hygiene and routine dental care. Avoiding coffee, tea, and other dark beverages will also reduce future staining.
Opalescence® Take-Home Whitening
About the Take-Home Process
Dr. Mazhari also offers the convenience of professional teeth whitening in the comfort of your own home.
You will make a brief visit to our Northern Virginia dentist office for impressions, which will be used to create custom-fit bleaching trays for use at home. This is an important step and a key reason why a take-home kit from a dentist will offer superior results when compared to over-the-counter options.
The custom trays will ensure that the professional quality bleaching agent is distributed evenly on teeth surfaces while also reducing irritation and sensitivity.
Your results will be revealed gradually over a couple of weeks, but will last for a year or more with good oral hygiene and routine dental care. Periodic touch-ups can help to prolong the appearance of your fresh, white smile.