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Upgrade your smile today with customized, professional teeth whitening that you can trust

The fashion in Hollywood may be a megawatt white smile, but not everyone wants that ultra-bright look. 

At The Bell Dental Group in Alexandria, Virginia, we strive to ensure that you’re wearing the shade and the shade doesn’t wear you. We achieve your natural and desired look via two types of teeth whitening services:

  • In-office, professional whitening
  • Prescription whitening kits for home use 

Technically, “whitening” restores your teeth to their natural color. If you want a color whiter than your natural teeth, you’re actually “bleaching.” The difference between office treatments and at-home kits is the use of both proven peroxide-based ingredients. These professional whitening gels are also stronger; they contain 15% to 38% concentrations of peroxide, while the kits that you buy online or at the store are only 3% to 15% concentrated with peroxide (either hydrogen or carbamide peroxide).

Both methods of whitening teeth achieve dramatic improvements in the appearance of the teeth; however, the home option does so gradually over the course of days. The in-office method can lighten teeth by several shades in one visit to our office. 

Our experienced dentist, Dr. Alonzo Bell, uses the Colgate® Optic® White line of professional products. These products are formulated with powerful hydrogen peroxide to lighten teeth effectively. Additionally, they offer a safe, comfortable, predictable, and easy treatment experience. 

Instead of using heat and lights, this system uses a special device to remove stains. You can take this device home with you for ongoing “touch-ups.” It is designed to fit all mouths comfortably. Since conventional light-based systems are not used and do not generate heat, patients avoid the discomfort and potential safety risks associated with some “power” whitening procedures. 

All it takes to lighten teeth by, on average, seven shades is a 45-minute appointment! The gel is applied in three 10-minute sessions. You leave our office with a brilliantly rejuvenated smile. 

Our professional take-home kit uses the same comfortable mouthpiece; however, you will use the device as instructed each day by Dr. Bell. Unlike conventional take-home trays that are worn overnight or for hours each day, our mouthpieces are applied for just 10 minutes each day. In just ten days, you can lighten your teeth by up to seven shades. 

Notably, our patients benefit from the knowledge of a dental practice that has developed special expertise in cosmetic dentistry procedures like professional teeth whitening. Due to such considerable experience and skill, we can customize every aspect of your treatment to account for the “baseline” color of your teeth, as well as other characteristics that aid in treatment planning. Features such as the whites of the eyes and skin tone all play a role in the level of whitening that may be required, and that may look best on you. 

We bring out or restore the natural brilliance of your smile. Call (703) 783-4557 with questions and to schedule a visit to The Bell Dental Group in Alexandria, VA, today.

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening

At a young age our teeth are healthy white. But overtime the enamel coating the tooth is so slowly worn down. Causing our teeth to become stained and yellow, which is why teeth whitening is become increasingly popular today. There are a few methods for whitening. They include at home and in office. With in office treatments, you will see faster results, receive the safest treatment for bleaching the teeth, and yield the whitest smile. So, don’t settle for teeth that have become stained from years of coffee drinking, tobacco use, or just aging. Ask your dentist about whitening options that may be right you.

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