A brighter smile allows a patient to exude confidence and high self-esteem. If you are struggling with a smile that is less than perfect and impacted by staining and discoloration, this may be a great time to consult with Dr. Chong Lee of Galleria Dental Aesthetics in McLean, VA about professional teeth whitening options.
What about over-the-counter products?
The local drugstore has lots of whitening products available in the oral healthcare aisle. However, these strips, trays, and pens do not work nearly as efficiently as products available at the dental office. Dr. Chong Lee encourages patients to consider investing in professional-grade whitening options such as our in-office power bleaching or take-home trays, which are stronger and more concentrated for exceptional results!
How long does it take to whiten my teeth?
The time needed for whitening the smile will vary depending on the type of whitening patients choose. Below are the two professional options available at our facility:
- In-office power whitening – using the Zoom! teeth whitening system, patients can come into the office for a single appointment and brighten their smile by several shades in less than two hours. The Zoom! teeth whitening system utilizes special bleaching gel high in hydrogen peroxide which can reach deep below the surface and pull stains from the natural tooth enamel. This is done using a special light that activates the active ingredients and ensure same-day results.
- Take-home whitening kit – in addition to offering the Zoom! teeth whitening system for same-day results, we also provide a stronger, more concentrated gel than those available over-the-counter to be used with custom-created trays. Patients whiten their teeth using the gel in the trays and wear them daily to gradually brighten the teeth over the course of several weeks. Patients can touch up as often as they need to by requesting additional gel from our dental team.
Which tooth whitening solution is right for me?
Determining the best cosmetic treatment for your smile starts with a consultation appointment with Dr. Chong Lee of Galleria Dental Aesthetics. McLean, VA area patients who are considering whitening their smile can call (703) 448-1020 to request a visit with our team at 1600 Tysons Boulevard, Suite #120. We are always accepting new and current patients seeking general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry under one roof!