Dr. Cappy Sinclair and Dr. Mark Reichley of Coastal Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Virginia Beach offer convenient options for restoring your natural bright smile with teeth whitening. Choose from in-office treatment, at home treatment, or a combination of the two. We only use carefully selected professional tooth whitening brands that yield optimal results with minimal sensitivity to teeth and gums.
Is Teeth Whitening Right For You?
Over time, our teeth darken naturally. Changes in the color of your teeth can be accelerated by exposure to the foods and beverages we consume such as coffee, tea, and sodas. Other factors for tooth discoloration may include childhood medications or illnesses, tobacco use or improper oral hygiene.
Practically anyone can benefit from professional teeth whitening treatment. Having a whiter, brighter smile can boost your confidence, make you more attractive, and give you a younger appearance. We commonly use teeth whitening in combination with other cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures to complete a transformation.
The long-term results of the whitening will depend on the individual. Regular professional care and use of the touch-up whitening gel will help maintain the results indefinitely. To keep your new, white smile looking good for as long as possible, we recommend avoiding or cutting back on certain habits known to stain and darken the teeth such as smoking and drinking dark beverages.
Unfortunately for some patients, their teeth may not respond to professional teeth whitening. For patients with this issue, Dr. Sinclair or Dr. Reichley may suggest other cosmetic dentistry procedures such as dental crowns or porcelain veneers.
"I walked into Dr. Sinclair's office nervous and embarrassed after not visiting a dentist for a few years. As soon as I walked through the door, Lynn and Roberta made me feel relaxed and took a genuine interest in my concerns. I have never experienced such attention to detail, investment of time and actual interest in a patients concerns as I have with Dr. Sinclair. He is thorough, knowledgeable, and has a positive attitude. The staff took their time explaining all the procedures and set up multiple appointments with me to ease my anxiety, letting me take things at my own pace. Going to the dentist is now such a positive experience, I don't think I can or want to go anywhere else. I'm so lucky to have found such a great and caring team. I will continue to send my friends, family and coworkers! Keep up the great work!"April S.
"I have been suffering through multiple problems with my teeth for many years. My pasts dentists seemed to just mask the issues by giving temporary fixes only to have the problems keep coming back. Almost immediately after becoming a patient of Dr. Sinclair, he identified the main cause and quickly started a treatment plan to prioritize and fix my problems permanently. His knowledge of modern dentistry along with the ability to communicate it to his patients is impressive. He has an excellent bedside manner and you get the sense he genuinely cares about his patients. Lynn and Roberta are friendly and welcoming, contributing an overall great experience."Kristin B.
"I changed to Dr. Sinclair's dental practice after 31 years of going to the same dental office (since age 7). I was seeking a dentist who cared more about my dental health than making money, and Dr. Sinclair definitely fit the bill. My initial exam was very different, but it was the most comprehensive exam I've ever had and included checking not just teeth, but the jaw and entire mandible area & muscles. I have a history of grinding teeth and his "complete" exam found some problems that were not previously addressed. I no longer have headaches and neck pain with the treatment he provided. The staff at Coastal is caring and knowledgeable and I am very glad I made the change to a dental practice that puts the patient first."Courtney C.
Teeth Whitening What to Expect
In-office Teeth Whitening
For patients who want to “boost” their smile and see immediate results, in office teeth whitening is a great option. Our in-office teeth whitening systems can give you a brighter, whiter smile without the wait. Using high quality professional whitening gels for reduced sensitivity, it can address most tooth stains for a whiter smile. These results are usually delivered in about an hour and will give you a foundation for your at home efforts. Professional whitening is customized by the dentist to meet your needs and goals. A thorough dental exam is recommended to determine if a professional teeth whitening treatment will address your tooth staining and discoloration.
In office teeth whitening is great for special occasions such as weddings, graduations and job interviews.
At-home Teeth Whitening
At home teeth whitening is very convenient for patients. This type of treatment includes a custom fit professional whitening tray. This customized appliance assures that the whitening gel will be administered evenly and properly without causing damage to the gums or tooth enamel.
At home teeth whitening treatment takes place over a number of weeks where the trays are worn either during the day or overnight, depending on the patient, for a set amount of time. Patients will enjoy gradual and natural looking results. Periodic touch ups, combined with good oral hygiene, can help to maintain results.
Schedule Your Consultation
Looking for a dentist that offers teeth whitening in the Chesapeake, VA, Norfolk, VA and Virginia Beach area? Contact Coastal Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry to learn more about our teeth whitening services or schedule a consultation online.
Yes, BUT not for long. Tooth sensitivity after teeth whitening is a natural symptom. It is also very temporary and not everyone experiences it. Bleaching and teeth whitening materials help remove stains from teeth, thus exposing fresh tooth enamel. Since the enamel hasn’t been exposed to the elements yet, it is sensitive to hot and cold foods for a short period. Sensitivity from teeth whitening goes away after a few hours to days.
Teeth whitening at the dentist can last anywhere between a few weeks to a few months before you need a followup treatment. It all depends on how you take care of your teeth, if you smoke, and your diet (the types of foods you eat). Beware of products that promise permanent results. No teeth whitening procedure is permanent.
Teeth whitening does not weaken enamel or damage your teeth. Tooth enamel is the hardest material in your body. Your dentist does not use nearly enough bleaching gel to cause damage, so teeth whitening at the dentist is very safe for tooth enamel.