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Get Your Teeth White and Bright This Summer

What’s the best summer accessory? A sparkling white smile! If you want a simple and effective way to boost your confidence this summer, Karen Harriman, DDS invites you to our dental practice in Falls Church, VA to enjoy the many benefits of teeth whitening treatment. Some of these benefits are outlined below:

  • Improved Aesthetics: Over time, due to various reasons such as aging, consuming stain causing food and drinks (like coffee, tea, red wine), poor oral hygiene, and tobacco use, your teeth can become stained or discolored. One of the biggest benefits of teeth whitening is to give you a clean and fresh look and therefore provide you with a boost of confidence and a more youthful appearance.

  • Non-Invasive: As cosmetic procedures go, teeth whitening is one of the most convenient solutions to improve your appearance as it’s quick and non-invasive.

  • Immediate Results: There is no down time and results can be seen within one appointment at our dental office with Philips Zoom Teeth Whitening.

  • Customizable Results: If you have any artificial teeth, these are not affected by teeth whitening, so Dr. Harriman is able to match your color with that tooth or teeth so that your smile matches perfectly. Also, if you don’t want the brightest white, you can still have them whitened to a color you feel more comfortable with and that is suited to the sensitivity of your teeth and gums.

  • Better Oral Health: Any improvements in your teeth can actually kick start a better oral hygiene routine as when you invest in your smile, the more you want to keep your teeth well cared for and maintain that whiter smile.

  • Cost-Effective Treatment: As one of the most cost-effective ways to improve your smile, it’s a great way to make an improvement without a big investment.

At Karen Harriman, DDS we use Philips Zoom Teeth Whitening as it is possible to get results up to 8 shades whiter in one appointment! Dr. Harriman will apply the teeth whitening gel and use the Philips Zoom Blue LED light-accelerated technology to whiten your teeth. She may also provide you with a take-home teeth whitening pack to top up your teeth whitening when you need to.

In order to maintain your white teeth post treatment, it’s important to avoid stain causing habits, however Dr. Harriman is here to help with regular touch-ups and maintenance treatments to keep your smile looking its best. Book your appointment today for a consultation!


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