Metropolitan Dental Centre

How long does teeth whitening take?

How long professional teeth whitening in Fairfax, VA takes depends on the system you use. In our dental office, we offer both in-office teeth whitening and a convenient take-home option.

In-office teeth whitening offers faster results and can dramatically lighten your smile and lift stubborn stains during your appointment. For this, we may rely on laser dentistry along with our whitening gel.

Our take-home system can also provide fantastic results but may take several applications before you see results.

We take direct impressions of your teeth and use the results to create custom whitening trays for our take-home option. You take these trays home along with our custom whitening gel, follow the instructions provided by our dental office, and you’ll see results across the days and weeks.

In some cases, your dentist may recommend combination therapy for ultimate results. 

We do recommend sticking with professional teeth whitening as opposed to store-bought kits. With store-bought products, you never know if they’ll deliver the results you were hoping for. Additionally, the ingredients may not be suitable for your specific oral health profile. Components can be too abrasive and leave you with lingering tooth sensitivity.

Your Fairfax dentist always makes sure that our whitening products and systems are safe for your oral health in our dental office.

To Learn Whether You’re a Candidate for Professional Teeth Whitening, Contact Us

Teeth whitening is an excellent way to enhance your smile and boost your confidence. Reach out to a staff member today to get started.

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