Smile Whitening

Whitening can renew the brilliance of your smile.

The Virginia Dental Center uses Essix whitening retainers to give our patients the whitest smile possible. It is considered to be a reliable and effective bleaching system.

Get a whiter smile today

Essix

Impressions made in the office are used to create custom plastic trays. This custom tray hugs your teeth tightly and is an exact replica of your teeth.

Available in two different concentrations: 16 and 22 percent. The higher the concentration, the faster whitening occurs. Higher concentrations also commonly result in increased transient (non-permanent) sensitivity. Attention needs to made to limit whitening gel from pressing out the bottom of the tray and contacting gum tissue.

Advantages

  • Bleaching trays are available within days of impressions.
  • Less expensive.
  • Gets the job done.
  • I first came to see Dr. Kern to get my caps replaced from an accident when I was younger. Dr. Kern was very helpful in showing me all the ways in which we could replace and revitalize my smile, which was something I had been ashamed of for quite sometime. She was even patient with me when I went back and forth several times to see the difference between replacing two of the crowns or perhaps changing and having four crowns, to align my smile. I chose to move forward with four crowns. I explained to Dr. Kern that I was to be in several weddings in the near future. Dr. Kern made sure to create a timeline which ensured that all the dental work would be completed in time. At the first wedding the bride (my sister) commented on how white and beautiful my teeth were. She told me she had been whitening her teeth for about two months but they still weren’t as white as mine. At the second wedding two months later, several people commented on how white my teeth were, even though I drank red wine. My experience with Dr. Kern was amazing! She is very personal and always makes sure to say hello when I see her outside of the dentist office. I would recommend her to anyone!
    Best, Morgan