Professional ZOOM! Teeth Whitening in Stafford County, VA

Professional Teeth WhiteningBecause having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home teeth whitening system such as LumiSmile that will whiten teeth dramatically. We also offer in-office using ZOOM! Professional Teeth Whitening. Since teeth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.

Teeth whitening is not permanent. A touch­ up may be needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.

Reasons for teeth whitening:
Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
Yellow, brown stained teeth.


What does at-home teeth whitening involve?
LumiSmile teeth whitening usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic, trays. At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary.
The trays are worn with special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening. It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching.
You will receive care instructions for your teeth and trays, and be encouraged to visit your dentist regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.


What does in-office professional teeth whitening involve?

Philips ZOOM Professional Teeth Whitening is a fast, effective and safe way to whiten your teeth. Dr. Yousaf Fahd will apply the treatment for you, and results from professional treatments can be immediate (up to 8 shades whiter in 45 minutes). Because Dr. Fahd is a dental professional is that is well trained in this procedure, the process is safe, reliable and hassle free.