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Popular opinion considers a great smile to be a major plus in good first impressions. An attractive smile instantly boosts your features and your self-confidence, but if your smile is naturally dull or discolored, we can suggest teeth whitening as a quick and simple way to give your smile a lift. To help you learn more about this cosmetic option, we offer information that addresses the why, who, and how of teeth whitening.

Why Teeth Whitening Is Safe
When you receive professional teeth whitening treatment, you are in the hands of dental professionals such as dentists, who have the knowledge to customize your treatment based on your oral health, and can ensure your treatment plan is safe and effective.

Who Prefers Teeth Whitening
Many people prefer teeth whitening over dental veneers and replacement crowns because, unlike the latter two, it doesn’t doesn’t involve removing healthy tooth structure. You may find other cosmetic procedures to be perfectly appropriate, but teeth whitening is perhaps the most minimally invasive option you can choose.

How Teeth Whitening Is Performed
Teeth whitening treatment is fairly simple; it involves placing a powerful dental peroxide bleach within custom-made teeth trays and inserting them into your mouth for the amount of time needed to lighten your teeth to the desired shade. You may be able to achieve your goal in just one visit, but please keep in mind additional treatment sessions may be needed depending on your original tooth color and whitening goal.

To learn more about teeth whitening in Mechanicsville, Virginia, and schedule your consultation with our dentist, Dr. Paul R. Stanovick, please call Paul R. Stanovick, DDS at 804-781-1919 today.