Blue Bird Dentistry

Will teeth whitening make my teeth too white?

Woman smiling during procedure for teeth whitening in Fredericksburg VAProfessional teeth whitening can produce stunning results, but cannot actually make your teeth whiter than their natural shade. If you feel your teeth might be “too white” after treatment, it’s probably due to the contrast before and after whitening.

How Teeth Whitening Works

The whiteness of your teeth depends on many factors. It's a fact of life that dental enamel thins over time and exposes the yellowish layer of dentin beneath it. Age, diet, oral hygiene, and the use of tobacco products also impact the brightness of your smile.

When you were very young, your teeth were beautifully white because they had not been exposed to these elements. But as you aged, your enamel became more porous, creating tiny holes. Over time, stain-producing products like coffee, tea, and red wine seep into these openings and can only be lifted from your enamel with professional teeth whitening.

Proper oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings in Fredericksburg can go a long way toward minimizing staining and should always be a part of your routine. But if you want to regain a youthful smile, professional teeth whitening is your best option. We are pleased to offer both in-office and custom take-home whitening so you can choose the one that works best for your needs.

Contact Our Fredericksburg Dentist Office to Schedule!

If you’re ready to take your smile to the next level with teeth whitening, please contact our Fredericksburg, VA dental office today at (540) 373-1641!

Blue Bird Dentistry is located at 200 Executive Center Pkwy, Suite 104 in Fredericksburg, VA. We are right by the Mary Washington Hospital on Mary Washington Blvd. 

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