5812 Mapledale Plaza

Woodbridge, VA 22193

(703) 580-9900

What Professional Teeth Whitening Can Do for You

What Professional Teeth Whitening Can Do for You

As we age and depending on some of the habits we have, like drinking coffee or smoking, our teeth can become stained and discolored. This is where cosmetic dentistry can help to remove those discolorations and allow a whiter, healthier smile. At Mapledale Family Dentistry in Woodbridge, VA, we provide a family-friendly environment where we work hard to make sure that our patients regain their self-confidence with our cosmetic dental procedures.

How Teeth Whitening Dentistry Procedures Work

Stains or discoloration on teeth usually shows up in two different forms, intrinsic or extrinsic. Extrinsic discoloration appears on the surface of the teeth, while intrinsic discoloration exists within the microcracks of the enamel of the tooth or within the dentin. While there are some whitening toothpaste out there that are able to remove slight extrinsic discolorations, for intrinsic stains and more stubborn external ones you will need to leverage the use of professional teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening agents have active ingredients that penetrate the enamel and react with the discolored molecules within, breaking the bonds holding them together, which overall whitens the teeth.

Benefits of Teeth Whitening

The most obvious benefit for this type of cosmetic dentistry is the boosted self-confidence and self-esteem, but it can also help kill the bacteria in the area that may be causing the discoloration.

Bring Back Your Self-Confidence With Teeth Whitening

If you live in or near Woodbridge, VA, and are thinking of getting your teeth whitened, consider us at Mapledale Family Dentistry. We provide excellent cosmetic dentistry procedures for our patients. With the removal of discolorations or stains from your teeth, you can bring back that lost confidence or attend that important event with brighter, whiter teeth. To find out more about the process call our office in Woodbridge at (703) 580-9900.

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