The Why, Who, and How of Teeth Whitening

Popular opinion considers a great smile to be a major plus in good first impressions. An attractive smile instantly boosts your features and your self-confidence, but if your smile is naturally dull or discolored, we can suggest teeth whitening as a quick and simple way to give your smile a lift. To help you learn more about this cosmetic option, we offer information that addresses the why, who, and how of teeth whitening.

Why Teeth Whitening Is Safe
When you receive professional teeth whitening treatment, you are in the hands of dental professionals such as dentists, who have the knowledge to customize your treatment based on your oral health, and can ensure your treatment plan is safe and effective.

Who Prefers Teeth Whitening
Many people prefer teeth whitening over dental veneers and replacement crowns because, unlike the latter two, it doesn’t doesn’t involve removing healthy tooth structure. You may find other cosmetic procedures to be perfectly appropriate, but teeth whitening is perhaps the most minimally invasive option you can choose.

How Teeth Whitening Is Performed
Teeth whitening treatment is fairly simple; it involves placing a powerful dental peroxide bleach within custom-made teeth trays and inserting them into your mouth for the amount of time needed to lighten your teeth to the desired shade. You may be able to achieve your goal in just one visit, but please keep in mind additional treatment sessions may be needed depending on your original tooth color and whitening goal.

To learn more about teeth whitening in Mechanicsville, Virginia, and schedule your consultation with our dentist, Drs. Paul or Brant Stanovick, please call Paul R. Stanovick, DDS at 804-781-1919 today.

Keeping Ahead of COVID-19

Providing a safe environment for treatment and control for infectious disease is always a priority at Paul Stanovick DDS. Our expansive reception area and large outdoor deck provides space to easily support regulations surrounding social distancing. The treatment rooms provide an extra layer of protection as they are sanitized between each patient and provide clean air through air purifiers located in each room. We encourage that all patients schedule for their essential or ongoing treatment. Proactively treating your dental needs will benefit both your health and reduce the need for corrective treatment over time. We do ask that any high-risk patients postpone any elective dental treatment at this time. You will see some changes during your next appointment as we have added precautions to protect patients and staff. All patients will be asked to fill out a COVID-19 screening form as well as have their temperature taken. You will be asked to enter the building with use of facial protection and asked to wear it until you are in the treatment room. Hand sanitizer is also available throughout the whole building for your use. You may notice that our magazine and children’s books have been removed from the reception area as they are harder to disinfect. We have installed plexiglass around our front reception area for added distancing between front staff and patients waiting for appointments. Air purifiers have been placed in every operatory with two larger purifiers in the front and back of the office. We have provided face shields, lab jackets and barrier gowns for all clinical staff. Our hours of operation will still remain Monday -Friday 8am-5pm. We are trying our best to re-appoint patients that missed March 2020 & April 2020 dental appointments. We are looking forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about treatment and the safety precautions we are taking here at the practice. If you would like to make an appointment you can give us a call or text 804.781.1919. Thank you for your patience during these changing times and for your trust in us with taking care of your dental needs. Sincerely, Dr. Paul Stanovick, Dr. Brant Stanovick, and Staff.