703-528-3336
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1515 Wilson Blvd., Suite 103
Arlington, VA 22209

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Professional Teeth Whitening

Not getting the results you want with over-the-counter whitening strips? OTC whitening systems often don’t create the bright, white smile you want because they use a much weaker whitening solution than the ones used in a dentist’s office. Some cause more sensitivity too, or don’t whiten evenly because the strips aren’t shaped to fit your teeth.

If you’re tired of dealing with all of the hassles and getting lackluster results, it’s time to step up your whitening game with one of our powerful professional options!

Deep Bleaching™

Invisalign

Deep Bleaching™ is widely recognized as the most effective teeth whitening system available today. It provides a solution to unpredictable whitening results and acute tooth sensitivity, both of which are common with other bleaching systems.

Deep Bleaching has even been shown to whiten tetracycline-stained teeth. Tetracycline is a broad-spectrum antibiotic prescribed for use against many bacterial infections and even to treat acne. One of its side effects is that it can cause permanent stains to teeth, especially when taken in adolescence. Since tetracycline stains are often dark and deep in teeth, they do not respond very well to most whitening techniques so porcelain veneers are many dentists’ corrective treatment of choice. Deep Bleaching offers a less-invasive option to try first.

The Deep Bleaching process involves two in-office whitening sessions several days apart with custom bleaching trays worn at home (at night) between the two in-office visits. The bleaching trays fit closely at the gumline to create a seal that keeps the special bleaching gel in the tray. As you sleep wearing the trays, the whitening solution goes deeper and deeper through the layers of stain (hence “deep bleaching”), which allows the final in-office whitening session to reach levels of white you probably never thought possible!

ZOOM!® One-Visit Whitening

Invisalign

ZOOM!® is a one-hour, one-visit whitening system that is great for busy patients. A high intensity light, sometimes referred to as a laser whitening light, is used to enhance the effectiveness of the bleach. The bleaching agent used, however, is the most important element of the process.

Before the whitening, we’ll place a rubber shield or apply a special gel to protect your gums. We can apply a desensitizing agent as well, to minimize tooth sensitivity. We think you will be impressed by the excellent results that can be achieved by ZOOM! in only an hour!

Custom Take-Home Whitening

Take-home whitening trays are custom made to fit your mouth and enable you to whiten your teeth in the convenience of your own home. The whitening gel we provide contains a lower concentration of hydrogen peroxide than the gels we use in-office, but it’s still higher than most over-the-counter varieties. You can still achieve the same bright, stain-free look with a take-home kit as you would with ZOOM! whitening, it just takes a little longer.

Whitening your teeth is an easy way to take years off your smile, and it can make your teeth look cleaner and healthier, too! Ask Dr. LaVecchia about your whitening options at your next visit to our Arlington dental office.

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