3 Ways to Whiten Teeth Effectively

Teeth whitening can erase decades of deep stains and discoloration in your teeth, improving the brightness of your smile. Although teeth whitening agents can be found in mouthwash, toothpaste, and even chewing gum, professional teeth whitening systems are still the most efficient and effective. These three methods are the tried-and-true by our own staff.


1. Professional in-home whitening

An alternative in-home option to store-bought whiteners is at-home whitening systems given by your dentist for use in your spare time. The systems are guaranteed to be safe and effective and can ensure you can touch up any problem areas and fight back against stains on your own time.


2. Professional in-office whitening

The best option for whitening your teeth with a whitening kit is with professional whitening treatments administered by your dentist. Getting your teeth whitened at our dentist office guarantees you that you will receive the smile you desire. Not only will your smile look better, but it will be done properly with custom mouth guards and safe and effective gels that will make your smile shine.


3. Over-the-counter

The most common form of teeth whitening treatments is over-the-counter products that can be purchased online or at your local stores. Our society has become enamored with chasing the perfect smile, so the number of teeth whiteners has exploded in recent years. Always speak with your dentist before starting any teeth whitening treatments. The issue is that these products are unregulated and may not do what they say they do, and in some cases, can end up damaging your tooth enamel and bleaching your gums.


If you are showing signs of stained or discolored teeth, come visit us at Capital Esthetics & Family Dentistry to discuss the specific teeth whitening treatments we offer. Schedule a consultation to get started. With the guidance of Dr. Diane Pham and our team at our dental studio in Vienna, Va., we can restore or enhance the brightness of your smile.