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Posts From August, 2012

Carbonated Drinks and Teeth Staining

Carbonated drinks such as cola and soda can wreak havoc on your teeth. The citric and phosphoric acid in these beverages damages tooth enamel. This is to say nothing of the sugar content. Combined, these factors can lead to issues as wide ranging as tooth sensitivity, tooth decay, and even tooth loss. As if the […]


Tooth Whitening and Porcelain Veneers

Once placed, porcelain veneers cannot be whitened. The teeth adjacent to veneers can still benefit from teeth whitening procedures, but porcelain cannot be bleached. Porcelain veneers from our McLean area office are shaded to match your adjacent teeth. Porcelain is also stain resistant, allowing your veneers to maintain their pearly-white appearance even as adjacent teeth […]


Are Over the Counter Whitening Strips Bad for Your Teeth?

Over-the-counter (OTC) whitening strips offer the most economical option for teeth whitening. Unfortunately, they also offer the least reliable results and may actually be bad for your teeth. OTC strips cannot penetrate stains as effectively as other at-home options. Due to this, they must be used with greater frequency. The American Dental Association has found […]


Tetracycline and Tooth Staining

Tetracycline stains are very common for men and women throughout Northern Virginia. These stains are dark, run deep into teeth, and are not removable with traditional teeth whitening options. In fact, traditional teeth whitening may make the stain appear worse as it whitens the surrounding area, accentuating the stain and causing a grey or dulled […]


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