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Fredericksburg, VA, residents ask, “Do teeth whiteners really work?”

effective teeth whitening solutions from expert dentist in Fredericksburg, VA

If you spend a few minutes in the toothpaste aisle of your local drugstore, you’ll understand that there is no shortage of teeth whiteners available on the market. From special toothpastes to whitening strips, many residents in Fredericksburg, VA wonder if they can effectively whiten their teeth with these over-the-counter products.
Dr. Olivia Hart of Richmond Family Dentistry has helped countless patients improve their smiles by whitening their teeth.

Can I whiten teeth on my own?

While these products are often appealing because of their low cost, Dr. Hart advises patients to use caution if opting for a drug store whitening solution. Because there is no customization available on mass market products, the results are not predictable. They often fail to live up to their product marketing claims and can even damage the teeth or cause tooth sensitivity. Whitening gels must be applied carefully to teeth to keep the product from damaging the teeth, which can be difficult.

What are the best teeth whitening options?

The best teeth whitening solutions are the ones that are performed under the care and direction of a trusted dentist. From in-office treatments that brighten the smile immediately to at-home treatments that lighten the teeth and remove stains gradually, these treatments are customized for each patient. Dr. Hart has helped countless patients erase the stains from coffee and red wine and improve their smiles with at home teeth whitening,

How does professional at-home teeth whitening work?

Patients are provided with a whitening tray that is customized to be a perfect fit. The trays are filled each day with a professional grade whitening gel. While the trays are on the teeth, patients can read, watch TV, answer emails, or perform light household activities.
For more information on teeth whitening treatments call us at (804) 381-6238 today.
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Shari M.
Dr. Hart represents true integrity. Her staff also exudes a level of professionalism and kindness.
I am thankful to have found a dentist who practices in a holistic manner.
Dr. Hart is a beautiful and smart soul
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