Teeth Whitening

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Discover Our Teeth Whitening Treatments

Most people’s diets involve the daily consumption of foods and drinks that stain their teeth. Acids in foods and beverages break down your teeth's enamel, making it easier for it to be stained.  Therefore, teeth whitening treatments have become very popular.  Teeth whitening is getting more accessible now as these treatments can be performed in a dental office as well as in your own home. 

In this article you can find all information you will need about different types of methods that are available to whiten your teeth. All of these treatments have shown to have effective and enduring results. 


Opalescence™ is a chemically activated power whitening gel that provides brighter, whiter teeth after just 40 minutes in the dental chair. The safe, powerful 40% hydrogen peroxide gel is chemically activated, doesn’t require a hot, uncomfortable light to work, and usually takes only one dental visit to achieve desired results.

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Take Home Trays

Take-home whitening trays are a type of teeth whitening procedure that you can perform at the comfort of your home. This is an easy and cost-effective teeth whitening treatment that can be easily obtained. You must follow the instructions given by our dentist to see the results at home. Although they can be a convenient option, obtaining great results can take longer than other treatments and they don’t always work well for deep stains. These trays are custom made to go over your teeth, and whiten your teeth through a special gel that is found on the inside of the trays.  

Theses trays, once made for you, can then be taken home as a teeth whitening kit, along with the guidelines given by our dentist. The time that they must remain on your teeth can vary according to your teeth whitening needs.  


How Take-home Whitening Trays Work 

Custom whitening trays are trays that are clear and are usually made of a clear plastic that comfortably adjust when inserted. A small dollop of gel is inserted in each tray, giving them their whitening properties. The gel consists of a hydrogen peroxide solution that actively whitens the enamel of the teeth.  

After they have been used and are taken off, they need to be cleaned with a Q-tip or a cloth and rinsed. This makes them ready to be used again. It is not suggested to use them for at least another day, after each application. 

These whitening trays can be used several times to obtain the desired results. Our dentist can further advice on how many times they should be used in your case. Also, you can have them customize to you needs. 

In  Sandbridge Family Dental Care you will always feel welcome. We are located in Virginia Beach,VA, Virginia 23456 . Don’t hesitate and schedule an appointment now! 757-301-3945. ​