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It’s a sad fact that most of the retail whitening products for sale on store shelves simply lack the potency to remove stains that have set into tooth enamel. The few potent options that are available can pose a significant threat to the health of your teeth and gums. This draws many people in the Charlottesville, VA, area to set up a whitening consultation at Crozet Dentistry.

The years of experience and extensive training Dr. Jennifer Rice or Dr. James Rice has received can help you find the safest method for whitening your smile and maintaining it long after. In most cases, this calls for Dr. Jennifer Rice or Dr. James Rice to administer a dental bleaching treatment. The potent whitening agents they use can eradicate stains from deep within the tooth enamel while also protecting your mouth from harm.

The treatment begins with Dr. Jennifer Rice or Dr. James Rice applying a special gel or a rubber dam to your gums. A small amount of concentrated bleaching gel is then poured into a tray that is inserted into your mouth. This will penetrate the pores on your tooth enamel and dissipate the set-in stain particles.

You will need to hold the tray in your mouth for a few minutes with a gentle suction want. The total length of the bleaching treatment will vary depending on the severity of the stains. A special ultraviolet light might also be used to brighten any minor trouble areas.

Dr. Jennifer Rice or Dr. James Rice can then help you understand the sufficient measures needed to maintain your professionally whitened smile. This often consists of cutting back on dark foods and drinking dark beverages through a straw.

You might want to also try brushing your teeth at the end of the day with a whitening toothpaste that has been approved by the American Dental Association. The mild concentrations of hydrogen peroxide can help remove surface stains before they have a chance to once again penetrate your tooth enamel.

If you live in the Charlottesville, VA, area and you’re struggling with a moderate to severely stained smile, you should call 434-218-7072 to set up a whitening consultation and dental bleaching treatment with Dr. Jennifer Rice or Dr. James Rice.