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Woodbridge, VA 22192
(703) 580-8288


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By The Dental Spa
May 11, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Find out how those with teeth sensitivity can still get a whiter smile.

With summer coming up all thoughts have turned to boost our appearance. While some people have been hitting the gym for that bikini body, Teeth Whiteningsome people are lightening their hair to welcoming in the sunny weather; however, it’s also a great time to get a brighter smile. Your Woodbridge, VA dentist is happy to get smiles significantly whiter in just one session. But if you deal with tooth sensitivity, then you may be worried about whether this treatment is for you. Find out more about what we do to make your session pain-free and easy.

How is Professional Teeth Whitening Performed?

When you come in for teeth whitening expect to be at our office for about an hour. The treatment itself takes about 45 minutes to complete. We will use a cheek retractor to make your teeth more visible. Then we will paint the bleaching agent over your teeth and use a laser to activate the gel. After about 15 minutes, we will remove the gel, apply a fresh layer and then reactivate. Most whitening sessions go through two or three different applications depending on the results you are hoping to achieve.

Does Teeth Whitening Actually Hurt?

If you’ve ever heard about teeth whitening hurting then chances are you have heard about people experiencing teeth sensitivity during their treatment. While this can happen during your treatment, it’s less likely if you let your Woodbridge, VA dentist about any sensitivities you might have. If you have particularly sensitive teeth then talk to us about things you can do prior to your whitening session so you don’t experience discomfort.

If we are aware of your sensitivity then we can easily tailor the strength and duration of your treatment to accommodate your sensitive smile. Plus, we will also be there to monitor your treatment the entire time to change the intensity if you notice any problems. This is something you wouldn’t be able to do as successfully with at-home whitening products.

If you are interested in getting a brighter smile before summer hits, then it’s time to see your Woodbridge dentist at The Dental Spa. Get pearly whites to be proud of.


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