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Teeth Whitening Specialist

Alonzo M. Bell, DDS -  - General and Cosmetic Dentistry

The Bell Dental Group

Alonzo M. Bell, DDS

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Alexandria, VA

Nothing lights up a room like a bright, white smile. With professional teeth whitening at The Bell Dental Group in Alexandria, Virginia, Alonzo M. Bell, DDS, can help transform your discolored teeth into a red carpet-worthy smile. If you’re looking for professional in-office or take-home teeth whitening that works, call The Bell Dental Group or book an appointment online today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why should I get my teeth professionally whitened?

Discolored or yellowing teeth can distract from your smile and have damaging effects on your self-esteem. Professional teeth whitening by Dr. Bell is a quick and easy way to reinvigorate your smile and improve your overall appearance.

While it may be tempting to use an at-home teeth whitening kit you find in the store, the professional kits Dr. Bell offers are stronger and more effective. If you have yellow or stained teeth that aren’t extremely sensitive, you may be a good candidate for professional teeth whitening.

Advantages of professional teeth whitening include:

  • Fast results
  • Better strength and effectiveness than store-bought kits
  • Gentle teeth whitening
  • Cost-effective smile rejuvenation
  • Long-lasting whiter teeth

What causes yellow teeth?

Yellowing teeth are extremely common, especially among adults. Most of the time, teeth turn yellow due to certain foods and drinks that leave stains on the tooth enamel.

Although it’s normal for teeth to turn yellow over time, the following substances are known to cause unsightly staining on your teeth:

  • Red wine
  • Coffee and tea
  • Chewing or smoking tobacco
  • Antibiotics such as tetracycline and doxycycline

Other factors can also make your teeth yellow, such as:

  • Aging
  • Genetics
  • Diseases
  • Poor dental hygiene

How does a dentist whiten teeth?

First, Dr. Bell discusses teeth whitening options during your consultation. He offers two different alternatives based on your preferences:

Colgate Optic White Professional In-Office

Colgate Optic White professional is a powerful new way to whiten your smile. Get noticeably whiter teeth in just one 45-minute visit. On average, over 7 shade whitening improvement is achieved.

This new system is available exclusively in dental offices and after it is complete the patient keeps the reusable whitening device for any at home touch ups that may be needed.

This new technology does not require custom fitted trays and has a
comfortable silicone mouthpiece that fits to any mouth, does not require heat lamps or lights and still uses a 35% hydrogen peroxide with next to no sensitivity.

Dr. Bell and his staff will complete up to three ten-minute sessions and you will leave with your new dazzling smile.

Colgate Optic White Professional Take-Home Kit

Colgate Optic White professional take-home kit is built for the patient that wants to achieve a whiter smile but just doesn’t have the time. Like the in-office whitening the same device is used to activate the gel, only difference is the length of time and the hydrogen peroxide is 9% for safer application.

The take-home whitening kit is used 10-minutes a day for 10 days to achieve up to a 7-shade whitening improvement. The device is water proof and can be used at any time during your day. The device also lasts for up to 300 minutes of usage so touch ups are easy and available for purchase in office.

If you want to enhance your smile with brilliant pearly whites, call The Bell Dental Group or book an appointment for teeth whitening today.