Teeth Whitening in Arlington, VA

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Teeth Whitening

Looking to brighten your smile in Arlington, VA? At CNS Dental, we believe that a radiant smile is key to feeling your best. Dr. Cara Schantz and our team are experts in transforming smiles with teeth-whitening services that cater to your individual needs.

Need more patient information like insurance and financing options or post-operative instructions?

Why Do Teeth Get Discolored?

It’s a question we hear often. Teeth can become discolored for various reasons:

  • Daily indulgences of staining foods, like coffee, tea, and red wine
  • Tobacco use, which can leave stubborn stains
  • Aging, which naturally changes enamel color
  • Certain medications that can affect tooth color

But don’t fret—discoloration is a common concern and one that we can address together.

Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

Absolutely! When performed under the guidance of a professional like Dr. Schantz, teeth whitening is a safe way to improve the appearance of your smile. Our methods are designed to minimize sensitivity and protect your gums while delivering outstanding results.

Teeth Whitening Options

We offer an array of options to fit your lifestyle and preferences:

Professional Teeth Whitening

Nothing beats the immediate and noticeable results of an in-office whitening session:

  • Customized treatment plans for effective whitening
  • Guidance by our experienced dental team
  • Immediate, long-lasting results

With professional whitening, you’re investing in the expertise and advanced technology that only a dental office can offer.

Take-Home Whitening Kits

For those who prefer the comfort of home, we provide professional-grade take-home kits:

  • Custom-fitted trays for even application
  • Professional strength whitening gel
  • Convenience to whiten on your schedule

These kits are a step above over-the-counter options, tailored just for you.

DIY Teeth Whitening Remedies (and Why to Avoid Them)

While DIY teeth whitening remedies like baking soda and lemon juice are popular online, we recommend avoiding them:

  • Can be abrasive and damage enamel
  • Results are often inconsistent and temporary
  • Lack of professional guidance, which could lead to overuse and sensitivity

Stick with products and methods approved by your dentist to ensure the health of your smile.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

Usually about one year, depending on the individual. If you regularly use tobacco, eat or drink staining foods, or use certain medications that discolor teeth, the results might not last as long.

If you have a crown, dentures, or another type of fake tooth, you won’t see it whiten from your treatment. Fake teeth are not made of the same material as natural teeth, so they won’t react the same way to the treatment. If you’re considering getting your teeth whitened and know you’ll be getting a fake tooth in the future, talk to Dr. Cara Schantz to see if you can get your teeth whitened first, then get your fake tooth — or teeth — color matched to your brightened smile.

Pricing and Insurance

We believe everyone should have access to a bright smile, which is why we offer:

  • Competitive pricing for all our whitening services
  • Transparent cost discussions without hidden fees
  • Assistance with insurance queries to maximize your benefits

While cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening aren’t typically covered by insurance, we strive to make our services as affordable as possible.

Call Us Today to Schedule an Appointment

If you’re ready to illuminate your smile, Dr. Cara Schantz is here to help you choose the best teeth whitening option for you. Whether you’re just around the corner or coming from a distance, we’re your go-to dental office for cosmetic needs in Arlington, VA.

Just give us a call at (703) 304-3881 and our friendly staff will be right there to give you detailed information on our whitening services. Let us find the best whitening solution for you! We make it easy to set up appointments, so contact us today and take the next step toward a brighter smile.

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