Teeth Whitening Norfolk, VA

As we get older, our enamel starts to get thinner, exposing the yellower dentin layer underneath. Lifestyle choices can also impact the color of our teeth. If you drink a lot of coffee or tea, chances are that you have stained teeth from it. Tobacco use can also cause teeth to go yellow. At Coastal Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, Dr. Cappy Sinclair offers professional teeth whitening treatments to give you back a gleaming white smile.

At our Virginia Beach dental office, we offer quick results with in-office teeth whitening. We also provide take-home teeth whitening kits for more gradual results that you can get in the comfort of your own home. Based on your preferences and the diagnosis from our dentist, we can use one or a combination of these methods to whiten your smile. We want to make sure that you get the best results possible!

In-Office Teeth Whitening

Coastal Cosmetic Dentistry offers professional in-office teeth whitening in our Norfolk, VA cosmetic dentistry. Using high-quality bleaching agents that reduce teeth sensitivity, we can address most tooth stains in about an hour! If you are considering teeth whitening at our office, you might be asking yourself how the process works and what outcomes you can expect after the procedure. After all, your teeth are an important part of how you look and feel about yourself.

The teeth whitening process begins with a thorough examination. During this exam, Dr. Sinclair will check your teeth and gums for any potential issues that may be causing discoloration of your teeth. He will also clean your teeth as well as discuss any preventative oral health care issues that we should address. Once we complete this initial step, we will be ready to start the teeth whitening process.

The actual whitening process begins with the application of a whitening gel to your teeth. This special gel helps to break down the stains and discoloration on your teeth, while at the same time protecting your enamel from any damage. We will apply the whitening agent consistently and safely during your treatment for the best possible result.

We may also use a special light to help accelerate the process. After the time allotted for the whitening procedure passes, Dr. Sinclair will carefully remove the gel and check your teeth to make sure they have achieved the desired result.

At our office, we take great pride in making sure that your teeth look as healthy and vibrant as possible. We want you to be completely satisfied with the results of your teeth whitening procedure before you leave our office. Feel free to contact us anytime if you have any questions about the process or would like to schedule an appointment!

At-home Teeth Whitening

Many patients prefer the convenience of professional at-home teeth whitening kits. Dr. Sinclair creates custom bleaching trays so that they fit perfectly against your teeth and gums for minimal sensitivity and even whitening across your teeth.

At-home teeth whitening kits from Dr. Sinclair are a great way to achieve a brighter, more even smile while still having the support of a dentist. These kits come with a tray or strips that are filled with a whitening gel or toothpaste. The gel or toothpaste contains peroxide, which works to remove surface-level stains from your teeth.

After you’ve inserted the tray or strips into your mouth, they should be left in place for 30 minutes or longer depending on the instructions that we give you. After the allotted time passes, you will remove the trays or strips and your teeth will be noticeably brighter.

Over-the-counter Whitening Versus Teeth Whitening at the Dentist

There are many options available in-store and online that promise to whiten teeth just as good as professional whitening. However, teeth whitening at a dentist office has a higher concentration of bleaching material and gives faster results. This can only happen in a professional setting and is the reason you can attain whiter teeth in just one visit to our office.

Over-the-counter options rely on you to apply the whitening agent. You will likely get better results and a more even distribution by having an experienced dentist apply the bleach. Also, with a dentist present, there is little chance of damaging your teeth or gums. Even though there are cheaper options available, it is best to have an experienced dentist whiten your teeth for safety reasons and better results.

Get a Whiter Smile in Norfolk, Virginia

You can get instant teeth whitening gratification in about one hour. This is ideal for our patients that need a perfect smile for a major event coming up. These beautiful results can last a year or more with good oral hygiene. You can also elongate your results by avoiding common lifestyle habits that stain and darken your teeth, such as tobacco use/smoking, dark foods, and dark beverages.

Call us or schedule an appointment online for teeth whitening at Coastal Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. We’ll start with a thorough cosmetic consultation to determine the cause and severity of your tooth discoloration. Dr. Sinclair will create a personalized treatment plan to get you the white smile that you desire.