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Teeth whitening systems have taken the world by storm. I am sure you, or someone you know, have used a whitening tray product at some point recently. Even the toothpaste industry has exploded with whitening products in a multitude of brands. The hard question for consumers now is which products work? How do we know a quality product from a dud? Our skilled staff at Team Dental at River Oaks and Burke is here to help you get the products and the results you deserve.

There are three types of teeth whitening systems available: by dentists done in-office, by dentists for at-home use, and over the counter. With a safe, effective tooth-whitening treatment, your result could last for over a year.

In-office whitening is the safest and most effective. You can have your teeth whitened up to 10 shades. In addition, your gums are protected from the materials in the treatment. In many of the best whitening systems, there is a special feature that can actively protect tooth enamel from damage.  The whitening trays are also custom fitted to your teeth, resulting in a much cleaner, tighter, whiter, and brighter result.

Dentists may also recommend specific teeth whitening products for at home use.

Over-the-counter whitening systems can be hit-or-miss. Many of the products can be dangerous to your teeth and gums, and some have shown to not even work at all.  Before using any over-the-counter teeth whitening kits, please consult your dentist.

Always remember to properly care for your teeth and gums. If you experience any tooth discomfort or tooth sensitivity with any product, be sure to consult your dentist.

If you are interested in teeth whitening, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael King at Team Dental at River Oaks and Burke, by calling us at 703-801-6166. You can also visit our office in Burke, Virginia. Let us help you find your best tooth-whitening system for a brighter, whiter smile today!