Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic treatment. It’s often the most requested of all our offerings.

I’m sure you’ve seen all the tooth whitening products available over the counter at your local drug store or supermarket, but we recommend that you do not use those.

Store-bought products

 Store-type teeth whitening products are not really effective. Tooth enamel only whitens while it’s in contact with a whitening agent. Therefore, “whitening” toothpaste is a useless, unless you spend an hour or so each day brushing your teeth. Those toothpastes contain harsh ingredients, like baking soda. If you use them for a lengthy period, you’ll be making your teeth more yellow over the long haul. They gradually scrape off tooth enamel with whatever remains of food are stuck to it. As the enamel becomes thinner, the layer below it, which is yellow, will show through more.

Whitening kits will give unreliable and probably imbalanced results. The whitening agent in store-bought gels is not as potent as the ones we use. Also, the trays are generic and will likely not fit your individual teeth well. That means the whitening agent will be in uneven contact with your teeth, yielding patchy results.

In-office Tooth Whitening

Front Royal Dental Group offers BOOST in-office teeth whitening. BOOST is a whitening system that could whiten your teeth by more than 3 shades in a just over an hour. This is a very simple process. When you get comfortable, a protection agent is applied to your gums and lips, then a trained dental assistant will apply the whitening agent to your teeth and let it sit for 20 minutes. Then you are given some time to rest while the assistant removes and applies new whitening agent. This is repeated three times