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Change A Yellow Frown To A White Smile

Have you ever seen someone using a pressure washer? Have you ever used one yourself?

It’s incredible how easily they can remove years of dirt and debris. People use pressure washers on houses, buildings, and driveways to keep their property looking its best.

Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a pressure washer for our teeth? OK, maybe not an actual pressure washer (that might hurt), but something that was as effective.

In a way, this does exist at the offices of Lloyd F. Moss Jr., D.D.S., & Lloyd F. Moss III, D.D.S. We offer professional teeth whitening at our office, which serves patients in and around Fredericksburg, VA.

Why Whiten Your Teeth?

If you have noticed that your teeth are not as white as they used to be, we want you to know that is normal.

As we get older, our teeth go through a lot of wear and tear (like the rest of our bodies). The stains may be evidence that you have, in fact, been using your teeth for decades.

Of course, our individual oral hygiene practices and the specific things that we eat and drink can affect how quickly our teeth turn from white to yellow.

Most people enjoy a nice plate of spaghetti, but if you eat it every night, then the pasta sauce may cause stains to appear more quickly. Many people enjoy a cup of coffee (or two or more) during the day. Each sip can leave behind small traces that accumulate over time.

Years and years of drinking tea, enjoying glasses of wine, even eating things like strawberries and blueberries have an effect on your teeth. As a general rule, if it can stain your shirt, it can stain your teeth, too.

Tobacco, however, may be the worst offender. Smoking or using smokeless tobacco can do many things that are harmful to your health, and they include taking a toll on your teeth.

Long-term tobacco use not only can make your teeth unhealthy, but it will cause your teeth to look unhealthy, too.

Types Of Teeth Whitening

Whether you are a do-it-yourself kind of person or you prefer to leave your whitening in the hands of our experienced staff, we have a teeth whitening option that will work for you.

The Moss dental team uses the Opalescence whitening system. This is a fast, effective, and efficient means of removing years and even decades worth of stains from your teeth.

If you need your teeth whitened as soon as possible, we would recommend our in-office treatment. In a single visit to our office, you can see a dramatic improvement in the brightness of your smile.

This is a great option for anyone with a big event coming up soon. Whether you are a bride-to-be or a member of the wedding party, you know you will be in lots of photos on that special day.

If you have a reunion coming up soon, you will have plenty of reasons to smile, and in today’s world, your picture may be posted multiple times on social media sites like Facebook. A white smile will help you look your best in those photos.

Maybe you don’t have anything coming up soon, but you know you would feel better if your teeth were less yellow.

You may want to try our take-home whitening. By using our professional whitening products as directed, you should see improvements to your smile in a matter of weeks.

This can give you a boost of confidence, which can come in handy in professional and social situations.

Professional Vs. Commercial Whitening

You have probably seen the various whitening products available in the toothpaste aisle when you have been shopping for groceries or visiting a retail store.

We understand they can be very tempting to try. Some of them work better than others, but none of them can match the kind of whitening power found in professional whitening products.

Professional products can have three times (and more in some cases) the whitening ingredients of commercial products. This is a big reason why professional products can remove more stains in less time than anything you will buy over the counter.

Learn More About Your Whitening Options

Lloyd F. Moss Jr., D.D.S., & Lloyd F. Moss III, D.D.S. would be glad to discuss the benefits of our teeth whitening and other cosmetic services with you. We like to say that we want our patients to “Smile With Passion.” That’s more likely if you like you smile.

To make an appointment at our Fredericksburg, VA, dentist office, just call (540) 369-4926 or fill out our online form to find out how you could have a whiter smile.