Teeth Whitening

Today, you have several options for whitening your teeth. But at-home kits won’t give you the same dramatic results as professional teeth whitening at Dental Studio at Mark Center. At her Alexandria, Virginia, office, Sepideh Badri, DDS, specializes in helping people get dazzling smiles

What causes tooth discoloration?

Before you can get your whitest smile, it’s first helpful to understand what causes tooth discoloration and yellowing. That way, you can avoid some of the leading causes of tooth discoloration, keeping your smile as bright as possible.

There are two main types of tooth staining.

Extrinsic staining
The surfaces of your teeth are exposed to a lot as you go about your day. The substances you eat and drink can cause extrinsic staining, or staining on the tooth’s exterior. Some of the top causes of extrinsic staining are:

Tobacco
Coffee
Wine
Cola
Tea
Avoiding these staining substances helps you keep your teeth as white as possible.

Intrinsic staining
It’s also possible for staining to affect the layers of your tooth beneath the enamel. Aging is the leading cause of intrinsic staining, but certain medications and other factors can contribute to it

How does teeth whitening work?

At Dental Studio at Mark Center, whitening focuses on applying a safe bleaching agent (either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide) that breaks up the stains on your teeth at a molecular level. As the stains break into smaller pieces, they’re less and less visible on your teeth.

The professional teeth whitening available from the team at Dental Studio at Mark Center reaches deeper into your teeth than at-home whitening kits, giving it the power to lift both extrinsic and intrinsic staining. At the same time, their team’s extensive experience ensures your teeth are protected during the treatment, minimizing tooth sensitivity afterward.

With a single teeth whitening appointment at Dental Studio at Mark Center, your extrinsic and intrinsic teeth staining is directly addressed, giving you a noticeably whiter smile.

Is teeth whitening right for me?

If you’ve ever wished your teeth were whiter, ask your Dental Studio at Mark Center provider about teeth whitening. This safe, noninvasive, easy treatment can help you feel more confident every time you flash your newly brightened, now-pearly whites.

We offer both in-office Zoom Whitening and take home options. Dr. Badri will do a consult prior to your Whitening appointment to help you decide about your options. Not all patients qualify for Whitening.

Call Dental Studio at Mark Center or schedule your teeth whitening appointment online today.

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