Teeth Whitening Specialist

David Zadeh, DDS -  - General, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry

Zadeh Dental

David Zadeh, DDS

General, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry located in Arlington, VA

If dull or discolored teeth have you feeling embarrassed about your smile, you should rejuvenate your appearance with a professional teeth whitening. David Zadeh, DDS, offers safe and effective teeth whitening treatments for all of his patients at Zadeh Dental in Arlington, Virginia. Schedule your visit by calling the office or booking an appointment online, and put the shine back in your smile today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why have my teeth lost their shine?

There are many reasons why your teeth might have lost their sparkle. 

Eating too many foods and beverages with dark pigments can stain your teeth, which can lead to discoloration. Some foods and beverages that lead to stains include:

  • Coffee
  • Wine
  • Dark sodas
  • Tomato-based sauces
  • Berries

Consuming tobacco products, like cigarettes or chewing tobacco, can also stain your teeth.

Medications can affect the color of your teeth, as well. Certain antihistamines and antipsychotics can stain your teeth, as can exposure to certain antibiotics before the age of eight. 

Your teeth also lose their color as an effect of aging. Over time, the hard outer layer of your teeth (enamel) wears thin, while the soft inner layer (dentin) naturally yellows. The thinner enamel allows more of the yellowed dentin to show through, which makes for a discolored smile.

How do you whiten my teeth?

Zadeh Dental offers in-office teeth whitening to put the shine back in your smile. Your dentist starts by protecting your gums, lips, and cheeks with special tools, then carefully applies a professional-strength whitening solution to your teeth.

The whitening gel penetrates your enamel to break up the pigmentations that cause staining, effectively whitening your teeth while you wait in the dental chair. The whole process takes less than an hour, and you leave the office with a noticeably brighter and whiter smile.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Teeth whitening is a safe, easy, and minimally invasive treatment for totally transforming the appearance of your smile. Some patients experience increased sensitivity in their teeth immediately after their whitening treatment. If the sensitivity is causing you any discomfort, your dentist can provide you with special toothpaste to minimize your symptoms.

What happens if I use a store-bought teeth whitening kit?

The over-the-counter whitening kits your local pharmacy sells might be cheap and convenient, but they’re not nearly as effective as a professional treatment, so your results won’t be as dramatic.

Store-bought whitening kits can even be harmful to your oral health. The generic strips and trays in these kits aren’t designed for your particular smile, so the bleaching solution frequently leaks out and comes into contact with your gums, where it acts as an irritant.

If you want a beautifully white smile, trust a professional. Schedule your professional teeth whitening with Zadeh Dental today by calling the office or booking a visit online.