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From Insurance to Restorations -Your Teeth Whitening Questions Answered

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Years of coffee, tea, wine and other indulgences may result in unsightly yellow teeth. Fortunately, bleaching agents can remove many of the accumulated stains, and restore your healthy smile. Many types of over-the-counter and professional teeth whitening systems are available for your use, including whitening toothpastes and rinses, peroxide-based gels or strips, bleaching tray systems, and in-office treatments that produce more dramatic results. Before you choose one, it’s best to learn the basics about teeth whitening.

The following common questions and answers may be helpful:

Will Teeth Whitening Damage My Tooth Enamel?

Studies of whitening products using 10 percent carbamide peroxide demonstrated no effect on the mineral content or hardness of tooth enamel. For information about stronger in-office bleaching agents, consult your dentist in Fairfax.

Can My Tooth Nerves Be Damages by Teeth Whitening Products?

There is no evidence to date that suggests that teeth whitening procedures damage a tooth’s nerve in any way.

Will Teeth Whitening Damage My Crowns or Other Dental Restorations?

Teeth whitening products do not damage existing fillings; however, treatments cannot lighten restoration materials, so crowns, veneers, bondings, and bridges will retain their existing color while natural teeth will lighten. If you have your teeth whitened, you may need to have preexisting dental work replaced so that it matches your new tooth shade; this is especially true if any of your highly visible front teeth have been restored.

How Do I Choose the Best Teeth Whitening Method for My Teeth?

Your dentist is the most qualified to determine the best teeth whitening method for you. Call your dentist today, so you can start working together to create a brighter smile.

Will My Dental Insurance Cover Teeth Whitening Procedures?

Whitening teeth is considered a cosmetic procedure, so dental insurance does not cover the cost. You may be able to afford the treatments by qualifying for third-party financing through companies like CareCredit and making monthly payments.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Fairfax, call Dental One Associates of Fairfax today at (703) 664-1990 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Fairfax. With 6 affiliated practices throughout Virginia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Fairfax, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Fairfax.

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